Glad to live in America

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Melabella, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello all here on BYC[​IMG]

    Just want to say I had a bit of a family reunion today at Ellis Island, to celebrate the 100th year anniversary since my grandparents came to this country from Sicily.

    I can only imagine when after 3 weeks on the frieghter they took to get here, their ship rounded Liberty Island and they saw her standing proud, welcoming them.
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    I know times aren't perfect right now, and don't want to talk politics, world situations, or any thing else other than to say,

    I love my country, and I love the land I live on, and I am proud to be an American tonight.

    God bless you all, and yours, families, animals, and especially your chickens!

    MB
     
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  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Wonderful story and picture. Thanks so for sharing! My grandparents came over as well. I often wonder what the travel would have been like and the sacrifices made for them to arrive at Ellis Island. God Bless you too, MB
     
  3. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you Bargain!

    Freedom Tower, rebuilding......
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  4. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    beautiful post
     
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  5. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love, love, love the photos [​IMG] and great story!
     
  6. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let us all remember to be as grateful as you are.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Given the opportunity, Ellis Island should be a 'must' visit for all Americans. An awesome site filled with the spirits of those who entered our country.
     
  8. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]So funny you mention spirits of all who passed through. I walked around wondering about the millions of stories passing through there. Here is a photo from 1912, the year my grandparents came. Some of the people were moving... alsmost making them ghosts like... What a wonderful place our country is!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Amen
     

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