Memoir and autobiography of a young child as he became aware of the world around him. Also contains poetry and photographs of sculptures created by the author.
Drawn westward by tales of opportunity and hope, my forbears either emigrated or sent their children to the land of prosperity and growth; the United States of America. It was difficult for families to break their ties but the rewards of sending a family member to this land of opportunity where one was given the chance of realizing one’s potential by hard work and being placed on an even playing field were great. Besides, the other members of the family would soon follow.
Like in all enclaves, people from one country would gather in neighborhoods where the old customs, the foods, and language would provide a certain security. But above all, the families wanted to integrate into the s...