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Family history in New York  
  From: Norma State : GA
Received: 12/31/97

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I can only imagine what it must have been like for an immigrant single mother with a small child to raise selling bagels on a pushcart on the lower easr side.

There's no doubt about it but my grandmother was a survivor.

Whenever I return to New York, I often visit the streets where my mother grew up. There are different accents and smells now, but I still hear the echo of another time.

My biggest fear is that the neighborhood will be razed to make way for new construction. I hope that that day never comes, for it would erase a piece of history that has made New York the Capital of the World.

 

 

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