Silver Dollar And Ring

These two objects were owned by my great grandparents when they first came to America. My great-grandparents were Irish immigrants and were leaving Ireland to avoid the Great Potato Famine. This silver dollar and ring were passed down from my great grandparents all the way to my father who shared them with me to write this story. The significance of the dollar is that it was some of the first amounts of money my grandparents ever made in America, which was important to them since when they came here they had nothing and were poor. The ring belonged to my great grandpa whose name, which mine was based on, was James. These objects are significant to me because they let me see far my family has gone, from being simple poor migrants to middle-class citizens.

– James L.

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more