This Vintage Family Portrait Reminds Me to Remember That My Stories Started Before Me
Always remember this: your story started before you.
This is a portrait of my paternal family, circa 1920s. My great granddad is in the black suit.
They had just started a new life in America, after traveling here from Barbados. They came seeking life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I often reflect on my ancestors’ journey and realize how much they, as newcomers to this country, contributed to our culture and economy. We all come from somewhere, we all can relate to the bravery and vision of immigrants.
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