Farmers Trunk

In 1964, when my grandmother was 28 years old she left England. When she came to the United States she already had a job babysitting children. She saw this job as a way to start a new life and thought a new country would be the right place. Before she left she brought a trunk from a farmer for $25. The trunk is a large brown trunk that has a place to put a lock on it and that part of the trunk is black. This trunk is important to her because it helped her travel to America, gave her a place to keep her belongings, as well as held lifelong possessions. It is important for her to have something from England because she is almost 90 years old and most likely won't be going back there and should have something to remember her home of over 20 years. This story is important because it explains there are good reasons why people leave their country as well as bad. As well as telling how the experiences for her were when she arrived here and what it was like when traveling here. Lastly, the story is important because other people might be able to relate to it or have a similar story. It is important for people to understand these similarities between each other because you never know if people have very similar stories to you. This is my grandmother's story.

Place(s): England
Year: 1964

– Bliss Warner

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant