FROM MONTREAL TO FAIR PLAY
It all started in a small town outside Montreal, where Robert and Mireille, as neighbors, became good friends, dated for five years, and got married in 1971. Two weeks after our wedding, we left for the United States with a small car, $600 and our green card. For 22 days, we drove across the country, visiting many states. We settled in Los Angeles, then bought a house in Burbank, which was our home for three years. Robert and I both worked for a printing company in Pasadena.
Robert was fascinated with the discovery of gold, so one summer we vacationed in Coloma where they discovered the gold. We liked it so much; we rented a cabin on the American River the following summer and did some gold panning for two weeks. We loved the country and, having a two year old daughter, we thought it would be better for her to grow up in El Dorado County.