1938 Ole Bennedsen drowns in the Spring.
1940 Jens Lund dies.
1940 Germany invades Denmark on April 9.
1942 The Colangelo family buys their first home at 190 Arlington Avenue.
1942 Michael opens a new dry-cleaning, laundry, and shoe-repair business in a storefront at 2394 Bloor Street West.
1943 The Danish government resigns in August; Germany begins running Denmark directly.
1944 Ella Bennedsen is born.
1944 Chris graduates from elementary school.
1945 Denmark is liberated on
1948 Jens Skov and Christian Bennedsen begin planning their emigration to Canada.