Sept. 12 Up at 2:00am, leave by 3:00am, airport by 3:45am, on the plane at 5:00am. Rebecca said something about Simon and Garfunkel and their song about Wednesday morning at 3am and that they knew when to leave. Far too early, I thought. Our first leg of the journey was a short one to Denver. … Continue reading We’re off to Florida! Our first stop.
My grandmother and father, just after arriving at Ellis Island, 1914 My father, originally named Dimitru Fritea, arrived in New York in 1914 with his mother. They were escaping Romania and the turbulence of pre-World War I political unrest. They were looking to begin a new life. My father had four older siblings, and … Continue reading The Backstory
September 11 - Our last day before we leave: It's September 11th, that day we have come to remember as a national day of mourning for the terrorist attack. Today, Hurricane Florence is 1000 miles to the East of North Carolina, and predicted to make landfall at Cape Fear in a couple of days. … Continue reading Fearful beginnings
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We are making our way through Eastern Europe, discovering wonderful people who are enterprising, caring, struggling with today's changing times and yet doing extraordinary things. We invite you to meet some of them and see some of the sites we've encountered. The focus we've adopted, "People first, places second" is a mantra that has really … Continue reading Welcome Readers