Published in Global Estonian, a magazine celebrating Estonians everywhere
of the Hiiumaa Centre of the Archipelago Biosphere Reserve of Western Estonia
Members of today’s older generation might still recall their mothers’ stories of how women gathered to card wool by the dim glow of pine splinters, or their fathers’ recollections of thrashing grain at manor estates. I still remember the stories of my mother, who was older than the century (she was born in 1897). She told of a boy from the local village who had worked on a ship and had seen the wide world. He set a flashlight on a stone wall and had all the girls believing that the stars from the heavens had been brought down to Earth. But what unbelievable stories will today’s boys and girls tell their children?