Thursday, December 31, 2009

On December 31st ....


On December 31st in 1892


 Ellis Island Immigrant Station 


formally opened in 
New York.
Arriving immigrants.
oh look, what a concept...
they are waving American flags!!!
'All American Kids'
and New Immigrants!!!!

On December 31st in 1808 
The U.S. prohibited import of slaves from Africa. 
Our great shame.
The end of this.
Freed Slaves.
hallelujah!!!! 

 .......on decmember 31st in 0404  
The last gladiator competition was held in Rome. 

So if you can't think of anything to celebrate....
you can celebrate 
these 'little things' in history.

*my love to my friends 
and best wishes to all of us!!!

i don't know about you...
but i think that one of those guys 
was a great, great uncle 
of mine getting off that boat 
(in the 4th picture).
Or was it YOURS?

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12 comments:

  1. You are such a clever, clever gal. It's been quite the year dear girl and it's appropriate to be reminded at all times the good in life. Because frankly my dear, sometimes it's hard, but I do give a damn & I thank you for this message.

    Wishing you a magnificent New Years Eve Renee. Ring it in big for me too would you?

    May your pockets be heavy and your heart light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night. May you have money that never ends, lots of money, and lots of friends.
    Health be yours, whatever you do, and may God send many blessings to you!

    Thanks for being the fabulous Renee Finberg that you are. I adore you xx deb

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  2. Happy New Year Renee!!
    Leslie
    xoxoxo

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  3. WELL YOU CRAZY GIRL,
    you knew I'd get into this post and you knew I would scroll back to the fourth photo.
    Anyway you made me laugh at
    myself. It's true we all had Great.Great grand parents
    getting off boats.
    NO ONE GAVE THEM ANY HELP.
    They learned to speak English,
    No govt. hand outs.. Mammaxxxx

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  4. Hey Girl,
    I had folks getting off the boats and folks meeting the boats!
    You have been one of the best treats of 2009 and I look forward to a great 2010!
    May God grant you HIS peace and may prosperity be yours!
    You are a gem!
    xoxo

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  5. i love this. love love love this.
    you know - if you go on ancestry.com you can see actual documents of relatives arriving. i found my mother's own documents from when she arrived from poland when she was 13!!!! amazing. plus my grandmother and aunts. amazing.

    happy new years to you!!!
    Joni

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  6. It is so appropriate at this time of year to be reminded of such things. There is a quote that I know :
    IF WE ALL THREW OUR PROBLEMS IN A PILE AND SAW EVERYONE ELSE'S, WE'D GRAB OURS BACK.
    Most of us don't have a clue what some people have been through or are going through now and we should take time to reflect on this.
    Many thanks, Renee for all of your wonderful posts and for your continued support over at mine. You were one of the first blogs that I found and I'm so glad that I did.
    I wish you and your family many magical and happy times in the year ahead. With much love. XXXX

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  7. Happy Happy New Year! Thanks again for painting the bigger picture. Here's to peace and productivity and a chicken in every pot in 2010.

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  8. Happy New Year Renee
    A fabulous post and fabulous reminder of what can be achieved simply by 'choice'! [well maybe not simply]

    I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your post during 2009 and look forward to more education, fun and adventure from you in 2010!!

    I hope all your dreams come true!! xxx Julie

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  9. What incredible things we accomplished against all odds.
    I love the Ellis Island shots. My great grandparents came from Italy and had no idea what they'd find but opportunity.

    Happy New Year, Renee darling, so glad you're in my life!

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  10. paris,
    you have been a great pal this year.
    we need to get together again.

    xxxxhappy new year

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  11. A very happy and harmonious new year, Renée - with lots of high notes!

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  12. Happy New Year Renee - those are great historical achievements on December 31st. My family all came over between 1633-1810, so no Ellis Island for me, but still fascinating to think of what they all faced.

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