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A First Generation Perspective on Immigration . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck  

My parents immigrated to the United States in 1952. My brother and I were born here. As I child, I was painfully aware how different my parents were from the American parents of my friends, and by extension, self-conscious about … Continue reading

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Easters of my Childhood . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck  

From the time I was five years old until well into my teens, this is how Easter morning went: First of all, find the basket. This usually happened before my parents even woke up. That was pretty easy, since it … Continue reading

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Longing for a Fashionable Lunch . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

When I was a girl (in the late 50s, early 60s), my school lunch didn’t look like the other girls’ lunches. I brought my lunch to school in a hand-me-down boy’s metal Roy Rogers lunch box. The other girls had … Continue reading

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Preserving Family Stories . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

The autumn our daughter Carly was two and a half, we admired the fallen leaves together. “But, Mommy,” she asked, looking up at bare branches, “how do the leaves get back on the trees?” Our old house in New Jersey … Continue reading

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