A woman reports that the biggest difficulty for Greek women was that they had
to leave their children to others to look after.
V.Α: They were new here and they started having a
family and they had no money for either rent or food and they started a family
and they worked. They both began working, and after having children, they were
forced to be taking them to the other… there was no woman then, day care. And
they were taking them to women at night, to return them in the morning. This
was the hardest thing I saw here. I’m telling you this. I said the hardest
thing which is for a woman to be taking a little baby and to be getting it and
bringing it and to be coming at night to cook. You know what that was? These
women had a very hard… those who worked. Those who worked. I said I’m not
doing this, Holy Mary, leave and go where. It was so hard, I felt sorry for
what these people and these children went through, who walked on the road.
I’ll bring it now. They were walking on the road two kids and I returned from…
I was going to work in the morning. I left the bus and I was going to work and
I see these together and as the wind blew, as they were, they hugged each
other in order to avoid falling. This stayed in my mind. I can’t, I can’t
forget this. And the other one who left the child on the right side of the
road at Villeneuve, the girl was two-three years old and she left her there.
Who was going to pick it up, I don’t know. Somebody would come to pick her up.
These things they were doing, these things I saw in Canada about the children.
This bothered me a lot, the mothers had a very hard time. A lot, those who
worked. This was the worst part, Holy Mary, I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t do it.
Thank God that I had a little money but no, no, and he tells me “And I’m going
to get […] a simple job. I don’t want our child to, to take it”. Understand?