Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Assemblage~Dream

I have always admired those that came through Ellis Island so many years ago. My grandparents did, that's them with their children in my header, they were so young when they made the journey here. I've told this story before, but like my kids you'll have to hear it again... they did not know eachother when they rode the same ship here. They met in America through mutual friends and then found out that back home in Austria they only lived a village away from eachother, rode the same ship at the same time to a new life in America holding the same dreams of a better life.
This is not a photo of them but I imagine they looked very similar.

I am so grateful that they were so brave. I've read so much of the passage through Ellis Island and imagine that must have been the most frightening part of the journey. You are so close to your destination and yet someone could close the door on you.
Your dreams could be squashed. So many left family and friends behind without so much as anything but a dream to sustain them.

I am grateful to my grandparents for following their dreams, so that years down the road myself and my children and future generations could follow ours.
Thanks for stopping by, Theresa xoxo


  1. Theresa, your assemblage is fabulous and such a sweetly sentimental creation. Love the story behind it! ~ Angela

  2. Theresa,

    A great post for this weekend. Your assemblage is great.

    My great grandparents came through Ellis from Ireland via Scotland with their newly adopted granddaughter Nettie, my grandmother. Yes, how brave they all were..I wonder at times if our later generations could be so brave?

    Enjoy your weekend.


  3. Theresa,
    I love your assemblage! Love it, any holiday with a flag involved is very big around my house!

    Very cool story about the grandparents! Have a great weekend!

  4. What a beautiful thought Theresa.
    I wish that I knew more of my heritage to know how my family came to be.
    This is such a sweet collage that you have made
    wonderful for decorating for summer.
    Have a great holiday!

  5. Hi Theresa, That is a verry sweet assemblage you have made. You have some talent. Thank's for sharing...Julian

  6. Hi Theresa,
    Thank you for such a sweet and endearing post about your family.


  7. Hey Theresa-

    Your art is just beautiful! And the story! What a heritage! What a beautiful story of freedom & love. I am so glad you have it recorded for all your family and family to come. ROots run deep :)

    Hope you get to enjoy your fam this weekend!

  8. Hi Theresa,
    What an amazing family and heritage you came from!! I think that story of your Grandparents is so sweet and touching, they were just meant to be!! I always wondered about your header, whether the photo was of your family and now I know. What a fabulous treasure you have in that photo and your history.
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day.

  9. What a great tribute; a wonderful family story to share; a dream fulfilled. I love your display -- history preserved in such a beautiful way. Best wishes to you for the week ahead. Blessings, Tammy


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo