Moving to the Western Upper Peninsula five years ago in March, brought me closer to my maternal family roots. The above contact print, likely taken with a 5x7 view camera in a studio at Lake Linden, shows (front row) my great-grandmother, Hosina Morisette (4/9/1876-12/12/1958) and my great grandfather, William Morisette (1/25/1878-10/3/1935). The family moved to Calumet/Laurium in the late 1800's from Montreal, Quebec. When the mines began to close after the turn of the century they moved to Detroit (along with my grandfather and his family) where my grandparents, Viola (Morisette) Dion and Ruben Dion were married and would spend their lives. I remember my great-grandmother Hosina singing me French nursery songs while she rocked me for a nap. She was bilingual, but spoke French (Canadian Dialect) more often. She passed away a few weeks before my 7th birthday, at which time my parents, younger brother and I lived on Humphrey in Birmingham (we left Detroit when I was four).