BC: I hope I never have to move!
FC: My Journal
1: Dear Journal, November 16th, 1921 I have just gotten on the boat. My family and I have big plans for the future in America. I am still sad about leaving my friends and family. The questions running through my mind right now are, "will I like America?" "was it the right decision to leave Poland?" I am just going to expect the unexpected, I sure hope I didn't forget anything, and worst case scenario they sold it in America. A tall, thin man named Tom said that there was a huge statue of a woman holding a torch. He also said that once we saw it, we were at Ellis Island. I imagined it, it was beautiful. It signals that we made. We made it to freedom. Sincerely, Esther Fieldski
2: Memories of home | My father, great grandfather, and a few uncles. | My best friend Gretchen | My dog , George
3: Dear Journal, Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I just didn't want to get seasick from all the writing i would of done. Anyway, We are free at last!! We have made it to Ellis Island. We are now off the boat, and now waiting in the huge line to even get in the building. By the way, remember when I told you about Tom? He sure wasn't kidding about the huge statue we saw and can still see. She is beautiful! I am really excited, and hope I pass all the exams! WISH ME LUCK! Love, Esther Fieldski
4: Dear Journal, I passed my exams! Healthy as a horse. Hard to believe I had to spend 2 nights in the grand hall. It was dark, cold, and noisy! They gave us mostly soup and some bread.The bathrooms there were so dirty and appeared to just be holes in the ground. I wish Tom told me more about this place! Not really what I imagined the USA to look like, but still pretty great. I sure hope to find a decent job and a new home with my family. Keep your fingers crossed that today or tomorrow will be the day I get a job. I wish to cook or be a waitress. I'll keep you posted about my new home! - Esther Fieldski | Here she is!
5: special photos! | My ticket! | My 1st friend I met!