The strong faces at Ellis Island

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The strong faces at Ellis Island

Arriving at Ellis Island, Esther’s grandparents were two amongst the throngs that swelled to 5000 newcomers a day. Ellis Island was their Plymouth Rock. The immigrants carried linens, embroidery, hand-forged scissors, sacred ornaments and religious objects, and sometimes they carried musical instruments. Their strong faces staring forward, they waited in long lines to be examined…

Read More January 29, 2015

The Wreck of the Andrea Doria

(Today’s history lesson is taken from my research into an event that figures into my current client’s life.  Below is a sample of how the stories of an individual’s life are woven into larger history. This blogpost is my account of the disaster, which figures into my client’s life in part because she was making her own first…

Read More January 13, 2015