My family is French Canadian. My parents are 1st generation born in the USA. Unfortunately my parents didn’t understand that speaking to us in French would only enrich our lives, so they always spoke English to us, and spoke French when they wanted to discuss something private like sex etc….
I grew up in Salem, Mass., surrounded by a large, loving family which included my parents, grandparents, great grandparents, great aunts & uncles, aunts & uncles, and many cousins.
Visiting Montreal and Quebec Province is on my Bucket List. I even have directions to the home in Quebec where my Grandmother Alberta was born (my father’s mom who was named after the province).
I’m looking forward to meeting some cousins who live there, but a little concerned they will be upset that I don’t speak French. Not knowing the language while traveling in France didn’t stop me from enjoying my time there so I’m assuming my relatives will forgive me.