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What a legacy to pass down. I love how the story is framed especially. The last paragraph of the emigrant account is also wonderful.
Free, but not free. That's a statement I've heard many times from other emigrants who came to the USA to be free. It seems their children and grandchildren inherit the freedom they so desperately wanted for themselves, but they have so much to be proud of in the initial leave-taking and new beginnings. Really enjoyed reading this account; very personable.
Enjoyed this and wonder how many stories have been told but forgotten as the immigrant generation gets further removed. t's so important to keep the history alive in families. Thanks for bringing this to life for your readers.
An interesting heritage being recorded here. Sounds like grandfather was quite a fellow.