Relationship: Im/migrant

Our family was used to moving around.  First from Italy to Egypt and then Egypt to Israel.  As a young adult I moved away from my birth land of Israel to the United States.  Never intending to stay, I met and married and raised my family in The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.  I have lived here for 27 years and it feels like it was just yesterday when I moved from Israel.  A day does not go by that I don't talk to my family still living in Tel Aviv.  My parents are no longer alive, but I will always have their memory in my heart.  The picture I have placed here is from my family's restaurant in Holon, Tel Aviv where I worked from childhood.  My father always thought about better opportunities and perhaps this is why I left for America.

Place(s): Tel Aviv
Year: 1985

– Tobi Lanciano

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant