Maija Mäki-Laurila 5.5

Saara: Last Friday (5.5)  we all went to meet this lady called Maija Mäki-Laurila . We met her in her house in Madison. Maija is immigrant from Finland and she has been living here since 70’s. We had a bunch of questions for her and we were chatting with her about two hours.

Her story was very interesting. Originally she came here to study in university. She wanted to go back to Finland but I think she didn’t have enough money to go back so she stayed here. She works with Finnish immigrants in Suomi seura nowadays.

She has American citizenship and she thinks that her home is in America. She has visited often in Finland to meet her friends and family and she has decorated her home with Finnish things. It was very nice to meet her and heard about her interesting story.