Re: [Slovak-World] TIMRAVA: regrets?
- My great-grandmother joined her husband, who came to the U.S. to work,
had 2 sons, was widowed (no English, no job, no $$), and returned home
to live with her parents. Both sons came to the U.S. as young men and
>>> jmm@... 06/03/03 07:47AM >>>proved
>Hmm, it seems that Timrava's stories about the "elegant" classes
>more popular on sk-w? It's nice to see your comments on this one,I think I like this one because it gave me a picture of what my
>Barbara, Regina, Julie.
village must have been like in the first decade or so of the last
when so many left for America; I could easily insert my own
great-grandparents into this story.
Timrava does a good job of showing us the spectrum of stories about
America--the place where you can get rich easily and there are 4
year, the place where you can be arrested for any little thing, and
the reality of decent pay for work so difficult that most can't hack
it. The story ends with regrets all around!
Does anyone have family stories of regrets for leaving the homeland?
are we all descended from folks who were happy to stay here, and those
weren't happy went back to Slovakia and produced their descendants
In my case, my Slovak immigrant ancestors were my grandmother, my
grandfather, and his mother. They ended up in rural Michigan, and
climbed out of poverty. But my grandpa was so proud to be an
American! Nothing on the record about his wife's and mother's
grandma was more likely to regret that her husband didn't drink less
work more; great-grandma actually went back to Slovakia for 2 or 3
early on (reasons unknown), and then returned to the USA, so I guess
thought it was better here.
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