Posts Tagged ‘Ellis Island’

My dad was a good Greek, Halalamos Anastasi Faros.

But my grandparents wanted my dad and aunt to have better lives… so they came to America in the 1910’s.

It was a long and difficult journey.  When my dad went through Ellis Island they said, “Welcome to America, you’re now Harry Farros.”

My grandparents wouldn’t allow Greek in the house… my grandmother was adamant:  “We’re Americans now.”

God bless the wisdom — and bravery — of my grandparents and my dad.  Truly no better gift to give a son/grandson.

God bless America.

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