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Lydia Marie Fowler Coopersville 2010

10th Finglish trip July 2010 #8

Lydia Marie Fowler was born in Chassel, Michigan, in 1933. Her father's family came from Viipuri in the Karelian Isthmus and Karvia in Satakunta region in the early 1900s. Lydia´s father was born in the family farm´s sauna in Chassel. Lydia´s mother was from an Apostolic Lutheran family from Covington, Michigan. Mother´s parents were farmers and the farm still exists, even the dunghill is still there.

Lydia graduated from Chassel Township School in 1951. She studied teaching at the Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. Lydia worked as a teacher in Ishpeming, Michigan.

Lydia has studied Finnish in a group named Sisu in Duluth for more than 20 years. She is active in the Finnish American Society of the Midwest and she is a Tove Jansson´s Muumin Stories enthusiast.

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