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Hannah and Joe: sort of a love story
Posted by wordsmith, Mar 4, 2009. 837 views. ID = 2411

Hannah and Joe

Posted by wordsmith, Mar 4, 2009. 837 views. ID = 2411
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Inspired by the true events of the life of my great grandma Hannah. How Hannah met and married Joe Maki.
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This post is Part 1 of a writing series titled Hannah and her family.

Hannah started out a Karki, the oldest child then of eight,
A hardworking Finnish youngster who always pulled her weight.
Things were tough in 1920’s, the Great Depression soon began,
Minnesota soil wasn’t fertile, jobs were hard to find and then
Hannah met a likely Maki boy who went by name of Joe,
And she saw her chance to make a life and took it don’t ya know.

Joe was wild and he was handsome and she loved him from the start,
They made their vows and married, though some said it wasn’t smart.
They were happy when together though they sometimes had a fight,
Mostly ‘bout Joe’s drinking and his gambling late at night.
Still they loved each other deeply and it soon began to show,
When daughter Beatrice was born setting happy hearts aglow.

Joe took work as a miner up near frontier Ely way,
And the family they were happy (for a while anyway),
Until a tragedy occurred that changed it in a day.


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This post has been awarded 7 stars by 2 readers.
This post is Part 1 of a writing series titled Hannah and her family. The next part of this series can be found here: It Happened One Night in Winton.




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