This is my father almost 52 years ago on Columbus Day. The day he arrived in America. Its pretty cool that he arrived on the day we celebrate the existence or I should say discovery of America. I love telling people that story because it just seems so orchestrated and perfect. A couple of years ago, I went to Ellis Island to see if his name was registered, at the time they were formulating records, so it wasn't available. But now that everything is computerized, you can easily find your ancestors online. Now, my father is in his late 70s and still acts like the guy in that picture to the left. This weekend, I celebrate my father. There is no other, Papa!
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