Saturday, March 7, 2015

♫St Patrick's Day! Immigration Info Free US Gov't Links, History, Leprechauns, Music♬

♥For My Grandfather Michael Murphy♥ He worked on the Central Railroad; in Jersey City, NJ, (100 years ago). Unloading box cars with a big hook.
He and his fellow workers, sweltered in the summer and froze in the winter!

Videos

My Mother told me that when she was a little girl.
The young guys who hung out on the street corner of her Montgomery Street; Jersey City, NJ neighborhood would always ask her, "Mary Murphy, what nationality are you?"
And she'd say, "Proud Irish!"
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.

USCIS will secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship.

USCIS Forms USCIS Forms are Free.

Green Card And More Info

♥We Are All The Children Of Immigrants♥

Hi Joe♥
Gov't And Social Services Links For Our Marines♥ All Our ♥Troops And ♥Veterans

Happy Saint Patrick's Day Everyone

The Irish Lobby For Immigration Reform (ILIR) News

National Immigration Forum Facebook

Irish Traditions
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
Tel 212-982-8420

Saint Patrick's Day Recipes

Saint Patrick And The Shamrock

Shamrocks


Irish American wikipedia

Irish Catholic Immigration To America The Library of Congress

The Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Free Search, Ellis Island/Port Of New York Immigration Records

Statue of Liberty National Monument The Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum are a popular tour activity for visitors to New York City.

Ellis Island, The historical gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States.

1892 to 1924 America's "Golden Door"



Castle Garden From August 1, 1855 through April 18, 1890, immigrants arriving in the state of New York came through Castle Garden. America's first official immigrant examining and processing center, Castle Garden welcomed approximately 8 million immigrants.

Castle Garden; (Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton), was once a circular sandstone fort, located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, New York City, in the United States. It subsequently became a beer garden, an exhibition hall, a theater, the first immigration station (predating Ellis Island) and finally a national monument. 26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-1996 (212) 344-7220



97th Regiment

by dozens of them

The High Kings Official Home




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I knew all the words to these songs, even as a young child.

"The strangers came and tried to teach us their ways. They scorned us for being as we are.
But you might as well go chasing after moonbeams, or try to light a penny candle from a star."






 
My Grandfather Mike, is the one who taught me to love Irish music. He would play the Irish records for me. He played the Darling Girl From Clare over and over and over. Mike really loved me.

My Uncle Timmy Murphy (Mike's Son), is the one who taught me to love to read.

When I was real little maybe 3, I had a fairy tales book as big as myself.

My Uncle Timmy would read it to me for hours.

He'd read a couple of stories and say, "I have to go now." I'd say, just one more story.

He'd read another story and say, "Ok? I have to go now." I'd say, just one more story.

We would repeat this until I fell asleep. This would go on, through many stories.



♥The Statue Of Liberty; Thanks You All. For Your Activism♥ (Still no news of the Court's decision in Jersey City's case/appeal, to stop the spectra natural gas pipeline. I read nj.com everyday, it should be news)?



St Patrick's Day, My Birthday, Spring And Blogging 7 Years


March, sure is a great month!



Irish Country
Ya, ha, San Antone!


Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday To Me




My Birthday Is In 2 Weeks. I couldn't wait. I plan on celebrating from here on.

I learned how to use a computer for the first time in March, 2008. Never touched one before. But I'm a fast on a typewriter.

I started blogging, because I wanted to help our Troops and Veterans and The Young People Everywhere.

Politically; the good of the people, is my concern, as a Sociologist.

I'm from New Jersey aka The Garden State, but not called that, recently. I lived in Northern NJ (Bayonne, Hudson County) and Southern NJ (Bricktown, Ocean County). So having seen how beautiful untouched nature is and then seeing how big energy destroys, I'm an environmentalist.

I had an Irish Mother and A Jewish Father. I'm from a very small town. Three miles long and one mile wide.

We're the poor relations; but my Father's family practically built Bayonne. So there was always a lot of scrutiny about me.

Since My Birthday is four days after Saint Patrick's Day; I'm always convinced that my hometown parade, (only partly kidding), is for me. (The Parade's always held the Sunday after Saint Patrick's Day and often; it actually is, my Birthday).

No one there, has ever contradicted me. If you know me; you can guess, I'm the best friend they ever had. And I'm the only one; who knows all the words, to every song, that the bands and pipers are playing.

From when I was a baby until 2nd grade (when we moved down to South Jersey). I spent a lot of time being dragged around in one of my Father's bars. 

I was always the way I am now.

When I was little, 4, 5, years old, some of the local/neighborhood guys (customers), used to scream every time I walked in the door with my Mother.

Epithets like; "Oh no, the holy terrors here, or Oh no, it's the little hurricane". They had several, names for me. Total exaggerations! I promptly squirted them, with my little red water gun. My Mother would say "don't shoot the boys with your water gun", but I did anyway. I didn't want to even be there. I would have rather been home, coloring in my coloring books with my 64 box of Crayolas or watching tv.

I was not anti-social. I had tons of Sailor friends who used to take me to the toy store and buy me anything I wanted. No one was allowed to have a beer until they did. Well ok one or two. The bar was about 5 blocks from our town's; then, Naval base. I knew Sailors from all over the world. My best friend, was from the Cayman Islands.

I wasn't spoiled either. Half my toys used to always disappear. I had lots of poor cousins. One of my Aunt's had 10 children.

As everyone knew my Father and Mother, everywhere. They all knew me on sight.

So I could never get away with anything. Even though I did get attention and away with a lot.

My Irish Mother was great on the guilt tripping. That, and with the help of Saint Jude, to whom she prayed every day. I escaped the sixties without getting into too much trouble (it was the seventies, eighties and nineties that were murder).

I was born in Margaret Hague Hospital, Jersey City New Jersey. It was an excellent hospital. Art Deco styling. The best and it was free.

Yes, on the first full day of Spring. My Mother said that on the day I was born; it rained, it snowed and the sun shone.

A Chinese Lady Doctor delivered me. She told my Mother, that in her country, they would call me "Spring Flower." Apparently, I was a Hippie from birth. My Mother named me Georgia. Thus my ga, sig.

Born at the Margaret Hague Facebook

I don't listen to the negative talk about Mayor Hague. He did a lot for Jersey City. Frank Hague Mayor of Jersey City 1917-1947.  

Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital

Jersey City Medical Center 


       
♥Hi Joe♥ Just in case you forgot, again♥


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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Birthday Party! Music, Music, Music, Almost.



(Images-Birthday Cakes)

I'm a poet, and you know, I know it!
Besides, how could I lose with all this great talent.



EPA/Environmental Protection Agency

Fossil Fuel Disasters in the US

Petition Stop DuPont Chemical from Poisoning New Jersey Families

Interactive Map: Toxic Chemical Releases in NJ 

GreenPeace



♥Saudi Arabia-Free Blogger Raif Badawi♥

Tell Pres Obama, Please Don't Let Another Gulf Coast Oil Spill Happen!


Marcellus Shale Reality Tour



Thank You Phil, You're A Great Teckie! 

Thanks to; my Mother And Father, College Professors, Everyone who has helped me survive, grow and get where I am today. I learned so much from all of you.  I couldn't have done it without  your help and guidance



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Good Nutrition, So Important/Resources

For All My Friends And Good People Everywhere

Michelle Obama and Ellen 'Uptown Funk'

Let's Move

 





For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Nelson Mandela 

Irish Youth Foundation
DogPatch, Unit 1
The CHQ Building
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Dublin 1
Ireland
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♥♪♥✿♪Happy Birthday To Me, Happy Birthday To Me♪✿♥♪♥
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Saturday, February 7, 2015

☆♥Happy Birthday Bob Marley♥☆


Robert Nesta Marley

I've been thinking of Bob Marley the past few days. Now, I just saw on Google, that today's his birthday.

All Marley All the Time



Soul Rebel, Indeed♥ Wailers are great too.











☆☆☆☆☆♥Happy Birthday Bob♥☆☆☆☆☆










Updated ♥Lakota Children Taken♥ Petition To Keep Them With Their Families♥









Lakota Child Rescue Project Please Sign The Petition Here Only takes 1 minute.

Get someone you know to sign the petition too. If everyone has a friend sign the petition, we can reach the goal of 100,000!

Every additional signature, further impacts the Native Foster Care discussion in Washington DC.

The petition can influence potential funding that would be essential for South Dakota’s Tribes to move forward to develop Child and Family Service Programs.

With significant help from A Positive Tomorrow, two South Dakota Tribes have been awarded Title IV-E Planning Grants, each worth $300,000, to begin planning the infrastructure of their own child and family planning service programs.

This is a great victory for the Standing Rock and Oglala Sioux Tribes as they can now create a foster care run by Lakota, for Lakota children.

In addition to this, five other Tribes have applied for the Title IV-E Planning Grants this year, and although they have not received such grants, the Lakota People's Law Project has not lost hope and will be calling an inter-agency meeting with the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, and Health and Human Services in Washington DC later this month. At this meeting, the funds will be requested so that Lower Brule, Flandreau, Crow Creek, Cheyenne River, and Yankton tribes can begin the process towards the creation of their own foster care system.

Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition. 50,000 Signatures, so far!

Contact Pres Obama/Whitehouse

Tell Pres Obama, Stop State Kidnapping by South Dakota.
Tell him to instruct his agencies to help the tribes bring the Lakota children home.

Contact Government-Contact information for US elected officials, government programs, departments, and agencies. USA.gov

Lakota People's Law Project Problems and Solutions

This short film; “Hearts on the Ground.” Film director; Kalyanee Mam, documents South Dakota’s Forced Taking of Lakota Children.

The video, is at the center of a new “Bring Lakota Children Home” Campaign. The epidemic of child taking by the State of South Dakota is tearing thousands of Lakota Sioux families apart.

The campaign, on behalf of thousands of Lakota Sioux families whose children have illegally and forcibly been removed from their families and tribes, demands that President Obama compel the Department of Justice to enforce the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, and stop the State of South Dakota’s war on Lakota children.

Every day, Lakota Grandmothers are illegally denied their right to foster their own grandchildren.

The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services rejects grandmothers for such trivial reasons as too few rooms in a home, too small of a home, too old, decades old crimes, and even rumors. "

South Dakota continues to violate the federal law by placing 90% of the 750 Lakota foster children it seizes each year into non-Native homes and facilities, instead of with relatives or tribal homes.

Both federal law and the United Nations define this behavior as genocide. Only tribal programs are placing foster children with their relatives.

President Obama has the authority to order three federal agencies (the Department of the Interior, the Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services), to provide resources to train and develop tribal family service programs and foster care systems for the nine Lakota Sioux tribal Councils.

Within a short time, the $60 million in federal funds that currently go to the State of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services to illegally remove Indian children and force them into foster care, can instead be spent and managed by the tribes, as they work to keep children with relatives, while restoring tribal sovereignty.

Lakota children are more than ten times more likely to be forcibly removed from their parents and comprise about 60% of all foster children in the state.

In more than 90% of the cases, simply alleged “neglect,” as opposed to sexual or physical abuse, is given as the reason for the forced taking, sometimes at gunpoint, sometimes while at school, or in the middle of the night. Poverty equals “neglect” in the mind of the State workers.

What is happening to Lakota children and families in South Dakota today is precisely the sort of activity that Congress intended to stop when it passed the Indian Child Welfare Act, 1978.

The Act mandates that when states remove Native American children from their parents, they must be placed with relatives from their extended family, or with other members of their tribe, or with members of other tribes.

Only when an active effort for such placements fail are states allowed to place Native Americans in White foster homes, or state run foster care facilities
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The Department of Social Services in South Dakota continues to deny child placements to willing and capable relatives, while “stripping” parents of all parental rights to ever see their children again, for “violations” as trivial as failing to show up at parenting classes.

South Dakota designates every Native child in its foster care system as “special needs,” receiving up to $79,000 from the federal government for their care annually.

Then forcing many to take mind-altering drugs, even some as young at 18 months of age. Medicare spending for foster care child prescriptions in South Dakota increased more than 1,000 percent in the recent decade, while suicide rates for young Lakota children are 12 times the national average, and among the highest in the world. Some of the suicides are clearly related to the forced medications.

More than a century after being forced from their ancestral lands onto reservations, the 70,000 members of the Lakota Sioux nation remain the poorest, most oppressed people in the United States.

Let's turn around 150 years of cruel abuse to Lakota families.

Nat Geo Highlights Lakota Resilience in South Dakota-but We Are Struggling to get our Children Back by Kossack, Madonna Thunder Hawk

Lakota People

Lakota Language

Oglala Lakota Nation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Oglala Sioux Tribe

Lakota

Lakota Culture And Spirituality

✰HOPE✰

Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone.

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If you're ever in the White Mountains of New Hampshire; Visit, Sister Crow's, Native American Store.
Call 603-356-2444

Open 11am-4pm. Facebook

Beautiful Handmade Native American, Everything! Clothing, Jewelry, Dolls, Books, CD's, Cards, Herbs, Incense And More.

I have no interests in this store. Sister Crow is a very nice lady and has beautiful, quality merchandise. So I wanted to share.



Thursday, February 5, 2015

♥Saudi Arabia-Free Blogger Raif Badawi♥

Raif Badawi Amnesty International Wikipedia


Saudis "to review", whether or not to, continue with the flogging, of blogger Raif Badawi BBC News, January 16 2015

Saudi Arabian authorities arrested Blogger; Raif Badawi, on June 17, 2012.

They charged him with insulting Islam and creating the “Saudi Arabian Liberals” website for social and political debate.

The Criminal Court; pronounced a sentence of 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes and a fine of 1 million riyals (about $290,000 CDN).

After Raif serves a decade in jail, he is also forbidden to travel for the following decade and from participating in the media.

Take Action For Human Rights  Sign The Petition.

Send a message to  Ambassador for Saudi Arabia, Naif Bandir Alsudairy.

Tell the Ambassador; that this is way too harsh a punishment.

That he should just exile Raif Badawi. Who can go to Canada, where his family already are.

I'm sure; Mr Badawi, would promise never to come back to Saudi Arabia.

This is a much better solution. One much more acceptable to the World. Who are watching.

Sep 17, 2014


Jan 16, 2015


Feb 9, 2015


I saw about Raif Badawi, on Facebook and felt compelled to help him.

We Bloggers have to stick together.


Friday, January 23, 2015

♥Random Acts of Kindness Week/Day♥ Feb 10-17th♥


Experience the “utter joy” that comes from doing good things for others.
Kindness
Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. Margaret Mead
Kindness Resources When you are searching for ways to bring kindness to the world around you, this Resources page is a great place to begin.



More Random Acts Of Kindness Videos

Simple ways to perform random acts of kindness

    pay someone a compliment
    pick up litter
    hold a door for someone
    donate something to a worthy cause
    lend a hand to someone who needs it
    do an extra chore
    give a hug
    write someone a kind note
    smile

Super Bowl Desserts And Recipes

Sugar Free Desserts

♥For All My Friends And Good People Everywhere♥

Gov't And Social Services Links For Our Marines♥ All Our ♥Troops And ♥Veterans

Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone.

God's Love We Deliver
Volunteers






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For the past 25 years; God's Love We Deliver has prepared and delivered nearly 13 million meals, to those who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

Quotes Caring And Kindness

Goodness is the only investment that never fails. Henry David Thoreau

That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. William Wordsworth

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Invictus, Unconquered, Captain Of My Soul!


♥Celebrating☮Dr King♥ A Legacy Of Love

Invictus
Unconquered
CAPTAIN OF MY SOUL

Out of the night that covers me,
Dark as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning's of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
By William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

MLK Day of Service, a great way to celebrate Dr Kings Birthday.

In 1994, Congress designated MLK Day as the first and only federal holiday observed as a national day of service, and charged CNCS with leading this effort.

Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.

Today's post, is my contribution. Maybe some rich benefactors will see this and want to help out.

Of course; from anyone who is able and wants to, donations are gratefully accepted.

I'm from Bayonne New Jersey. So I chose to write about the town next door and 2 great 501c Programs helping children in Jersey City, NJ.

New City Kids.

Empowering At-Risk Teenagers In Jersey City NJ.

New City Kids
After School Center


Videos

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Team Walker After School Programs Jersey City NJ.

Team Walker Facebook

Team Walker was founded in 1996 by Jersey City natives Jerry and Jasper Walker, who aspired to give Jersey City children the same after school programs they enjoyed while growing up.

They knew these programs helped them mature academically, and also provided them with an athletic outlet for their basketball abilities.
A Change Is Gonna Come

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

♥We Are All The Children Of Immigrants♥

Totally Free-Gov't And Social Service Immigration Links.

♥The DREAM Act, We Won't Give Up♥
 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
USCIS is the government agency that oversees immigration to the United States.

Official United States Visa Information Source

iAmerica a national campaign driven by diverse organizations, created to offer informational tools and interactive opportunities for immigrants and their families to become full participants in our nation’s democracy.

Have a question about President Obama’s new action? Want to know more about the administrative relief?
Call the Hotline
844-411-iAmerica or 1-844-411-4263

The National Immigration Legal Services Directory  Use the options below to search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or zip code. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included.

What You Need To Know About The President's Plan Executive Action On Immigration.
Senator Robert Menendez Also En EspaƱol

Becoming A US Citizen

Immigration Stories Videos

The National Immigrant Youth Alliance All 1.7 million deported deserve to come home to their families. Bring Them Home!

If you want to come home and you are a Dreamer (came to the U.S. before the age of 16) or a parent then please contact The National Immigrant Youth Alliance.

Together as a community we need to send President Obama a strong message that we firmly believe that all 1.7 million deserve a chance to come home to their families.

The DREAM Act Portal

DreamACTivist.org Undocumented Students Action And Resource Network Frequently Asked Questions

DREAM Act 2013

The Dream Act

Requisites
Must have entered the United States before the age of 16 (ie 15 and younger).

Must have been present in the United States for at least five (5) consecutive years prior to enactment of the bill.

Must have graduated from a United States high school, or have obtained a GED, or have been accepted into an institution of higher education (ie college/university).

Must be between the ages of 12 and 35 at the time of application.

Must have good moral character.

The Immigration Forum Advancing Policies To Help Immigrants Become Citizens And Succeed.

Tell Congress, It’s Time To Pass The DREAM Act! Contact Government

Points You Can Make About the DREAM Act

The DREAM Act is bipartisan legislation that gives eligible young people who were brought to the US as children the opportunity to resolve their immigration status and work towards citizenship.

To move from being undocumented to being a US citizen, those eligible will have to pass background checks and be of good moral character, graduate from high school, and go on to complete additional requirements related to attending college or completing military service.

The DREAM Act is supported by 70 percent of likely voters and by leaders in education, the military, business and religious orders.

A national poll of 1,008 adults, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for First Focus in June 2010, shows that support cuts across regional and party lines with 70 percent overall support.

University presidents and educational associations, as well as military recruiters, business and religious leaders have called on Congress to pass the DREAM Act.

The DREAM Act is a great return on money we have already invested and will prepare the country for the global economy.

The students who would benefit under the DREAM Act have been raised and educated in the US State and local taxpayers have already invested in the education of these children in elementary and secondary school. America deserves a return on their investment.

Leading businesses such as Microsoft have endorsed the DREAM Act because they recognize that our broken immigration system is draining our economy of the talent and resources needed to compete in the global economy.

The DREAM Act promises to dramatically increase the pool of highly qualified recruits for the US Armed Forces.
There is a strong tradition of military service in immigrant families, but the lack of immigration status prevents many of those who wish to serve from enlisting.

Passage of the DREAM Act will increases revenues in our communities.

Enabling 800,000 immigrant students access to higher education would go a long way in inspiring other immigrant youth to strive for a college education. This will help boost the number of high skilled American-raised workers. As they take their place as hard working, taxpaying Americans, they will contribute a lifetime of revenues at the local, state and federal level.
Note To Congress-America Wants Immigration Reform Now!
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street
New York NY 10002 
Tel 212-982-8420

Kids.gov Links To Government And Other Kid's Sites. Explore, learn, and have fun!

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Computers for Learning

Program Description
Get gently used computers for your school or 501(c) non-profit from the gov't.

Computers for Learning Eligibility

Schools/Educational Nonprofits

The CFL program assists federal agencies to meet the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 12999, "Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century".

The EO directs agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to give highest preference to schools and nonprofit organizations, including community-based educational organizations, (schools and educational nonprofit organizations) with the transfer, through gift or donation, of computers and related peripheral equipment excess to their needs.



♥We Are All The Children Of Immigrants♥ Including those in Congress.

Obviously; if one is not a Native American, their ancestors were immigrants at one time or another.

So stop being stupid Congress. Pass The Dream Act And Also, Reform Immigration Now!

My Father's Family came from Russia and Latvia.

My Grandfather Nathan, traveled all the way from Russia by himself as a teenager. He had a Brother, who already lived in Connecticut.

My Grandmother Sarah; came with her Father, Mother and Sisters from Latvia. Her Father was an Orthodox Rabbi.

I know they arrived in America before 1888; because my Grandmother Sarah and Nathan were married and their oldest child Florence, my Father's Sister, was born during one of the great blizzards 1881 or 1888.

The Great Blizzard of 1888 photos

Blizzard of 1888 wikipedia

My Father was born August 4th 1893. On Grand Street; NYC, (by the Brooklyn Bridge); Manhattan's Lower East Side.

They moved to Bayonne New Jersey, where Sarah's relatives lived when he was 7 yrs old.

He grew up to be a Bayonne Fireman and Bar owner and knew everyone in New York City.

My Father and his Brother Harry, were both in the Navy during WWI.
My Father Sam Atkins Jazz Age
My Mother's Parent's arrived in America around 1905, from Ireland.

My Grandfather Michael was from the County Clare. He worked on the Central Railroad; (in Jersey City), 100 years ago. Unloading box cars with a big hook. He and his fellow workers, sweltered in the summer and froze in the winter!

Central Railroad of New Jersey

NJ Central Railroad Terminal located at Liberty State Park.
Jersey City NJ Sues In Federal Court To Stop spectra's gas pipeline
I think Mike's older Sister was already here when he arrived. She did live nearby.

My Grandmother Bridget was from County Offaly. She always told my Mother that we were descended from the Kings and Queens of Ireland. Bridget's Brother, Tim was in the Army in WWI.

My Mother was born on Montgomery Street; in Jersey City (Hudson County) New Jersey in 1909, she was the oldest of 8 children.

She started working; running errands for dressmakers, going all the way to New York City. As young as, seven years old. She had to give her pay to her Mother but could keep her tips. 

Before that; from around age five, my Mother was expected to run household errands, like go to the stores and carry as much as five pounds worth of sugar, flour or other groceries home.

Every time I asked for a new pair of shoes; etc, she told me the story of how her Teacher/Nun, gave her a new pair of (ugly) brown shoes and she didn't like the color. But her father said they were good, strong shoes, and made her wear them anyway.

Or about the dress she made from a bathing suit. She had the picture.

Or if I didn't like some food she served, it was about how her Mother cooked goose every Christmas and she hated goose.

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DREAMERS



Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone.
For anyone who hasn't heard about the new format for embedding youtube videos.

Now, you have to copy paste http: between src=" and //www. 

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Thanks to the Kossack who posted this in an open thread a few months ago. I would have been lost without knowing about it.

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Support NJ Dreamers June 25th 2013 Bill Wolfe

Submit a Letter to the Editor Immigration reform needs to happen now. Make sure your voice is heard in your community. Use this online tool to write a letter in support of immigration reform to your local newspaper editor.

NotOneMoreDeportation.com is a project of NDLON meant to foster collaboration between individuals, organizations, artists, and allies to expose, confront, and overcome unjust immigration laws.