America’s Family Album

Kodac’s America’s Family Album…

Such a long time ago that I don’t even remember the exact year, I read somewhere about this thing called Kodac’s America’s Family Album at Liberty Island, NYC.

You can imagine my excitement at what was called, way back then, an electronic exhibit. Seriously, I had no idea what that meant, but figured it would be fun to have our family photo as part of Kodak’s America’s Family Album at Liberty Island. Every one of my ancestors from Ireland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Barry’s ancestors from the Azores had passed through Ellis Island on their way to their dreams in this new land.

It was my great honor to honor these people who had left their homes, families and lives to come to America, to set the plans in motion to make our Family a Family.

Our family photo is from a fun, happy time in 1984 – (l-r) Keith, Audrey, me, Adam, Jane, Barry…

In 1988, my family, along with my Mom and Barry’s Mom, set out to NYC, hopped a ferry to Liberty Island and found our photo among the hundreds of others in this amazingly futuristic electronic exhibit that was part of Statue of Liberty monument itself.

Barry and I arranged the kids: (l-r) Keith, Adam, Audrey (on her 10th Birthday!), Jane… and we added Nana Flo and Grandma Rita. Our Family Photo is on the screen behind us…

It was such a Family adventure of discovery, love, happiness… and honor.  I think it’s time to return to Liberty Island with our grandchildren.




America’s Family Album was last modified: April 25th, 2013 by Sharon Couto
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America’s Family Album was last modified: April 25th, 2013 by Sharon Couto