Friday, July 24, 2009

"Bibi's" birthplace

Finally moving on to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, my birthplace. In this photo I am standing on a stone map of Pennsylvania that lies in front of the Pennsylvania State Museum. I visited the museum to see again (saw it a long time ago) a painting done by my great-great grandfather, which had been donated a while back. My mother's side of the family has been in America since 1739, which I guess is a long time for a "Yankee."

8 comments:

Bob Crowe said...

Harrisburg, in the shadow of Three Mile Island (but not special when you were born). My mother was born in Shenandoah. My sister and her husband have worked for Penn State for years and years, living in State College. A nice part of the world but you've come a long way, baby.

Alexa said...

Cool photo, bibi. As you say, you're quite a yank—especially for an expat! When they fixed up Ellis Island some years ago, I sort of regretted having no ancestors who had passed through there. But like yours, mine all showed up here a loooong time ago (mid to late 1600s).

The Good Life in Virginia said...

have a wonderful time in pa.
i am traveling there in september.

B SQUARED said...

My word, how did you manage to cross back over the pond? Kind of like a reverse family immigration movement.

soulbrush said...

this is a great thing to do, like the shoes btw.

Leif Hagen said...

Hi Bibi's feet! You must be glad to be back in Harrisburg but experiencing a little "culture shock" coming from Belgrade, right?

Chuck Pefley said...

My wife has an aunt living in Harrisburg. I enjoyed visiting a few years ago, and of course made the obligatory pilgrimage to Hershey -:)

Tash said...

How cool is that! A real to goodness Yankee.