First Days: The Joys and Challenges -- and Surprises -- of Coming to America
Some immigrants spent their first nights the YMCA. Others saw snow for the first time. Some people didn't mean to end up here at all. What do you -- or your parents or grandparents -- remember about your first days in the US? Share with the tag #firstdays on Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud or Tumblr.
- — Erwin de Leon (@ErwindeLeon)Tue, Aug 13 2013 18:40:19
- — Aquiles Damiron (@amdamiron)Tue, Aug 13 2013 19:29:31
- — Fadumo Adan (@GabarIskuFilan)Tue, Aug 13 2013 20:32:57
- — Shuka Kalantari (@skalantari)Tue, Aug 13 2013 20:52:59
- — Shuka Kalantari (@skalantari)Tue, Aug 13 2013 19:54:02
- — Paula Chertok (@PaulaChertok)Thu, Aug 15 2013 04:11:48Our #firstdays in US were in my holocaust survivor uncle Yoshke's Black & PuertoRican neighborhood of Newark. Mom's new American name? Anita
- — Paula Chertok (@PaulaChertok)Thu, Aug 15 2013 15:04:08@angshah we were Russian-Jewish refugees who came to Newark via Poland. I remember all the color, esp that produce aisle of Shoprite. Wow.
- — Richard Ricchiuti (@RichRicchiuti)Wed, Aug 14 2013 05:04:11#firstdays . I'm 2nd gen Italian & my parents took no advantage of opportunities. Thx for today's story. It brought tears to my eyes.
- — Richard Ricchiuti (@RichRicchiuti)Fri, Aug 16 2013 15:06:03@angshah it was the grandparents. They were young & needed a new life. A month on a boat from Naples to Ellis Island
- — SAADA (@SAADAonline)Thu, Aug 22 2013 14:22:26On Raj Pillai's first day in the US in 1973 he wondered if he'd ever see his suitcase again! http://www.saadigitalarchive.org/firstdays/story/3060 … @pritheworld #firstdays
- — SAADA (@SAADAonline)Tue, Aug 27 2013 16:57:37People see Bollywood movies & go to India. @ShefaliRazdan's dad saw one & came to Cincinnati. @pritheworld #firstdays http://www.saadigitalarchive.org/firstdays/story/3116 …
- — SAADA (@SAADAonline)Thu, Aug 29 2013 14:22:11When Molla Anam left Dhaka there was only one airline that would take Bangladeshi Taka. @pritheworld #firstdays http://www.saadigitalarchive.org/firstdays/story/3059 …