By Amelia G.
Grade 5, Massachusetts
Country of Origin: Ireland

In 1959, 18 year old Kathleen set off to America from Ireland. She brought very little and came alone. This is where she met her relatives that she had never seen. This is also where she met her true love Jhon, who she married.When she arrived, the first thing she did was eat pizza which she hated because the toppings looked like someone threw up on it. When she went shopping, she bought a purse to dress up for America. She always wondered why everyone wore a different outfit every day. After 5 years of living in America, she became a citzen. Her first job was at Mercy Hospital working in the kitchen. One day while peeling potatoes, she was crying. It was her first Christmas away from family. However she said,

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