Her sisters married. The farmer died. Mother sold the farm and gave Linnie money for college. She would write a book about her ancestors, “Swedish Farmers of Minnesota”.
A DNA test for a class assignment revealed secrets. Linnie was half-Italian. Her family doctor was her father; his son was her half-brother.
Linnie caressed her chestnut curls as she wrote about her ancestors, “An Italian Family’s Escape from the Nazis”.