Coming to America
Within hours, military presence was everywhere. Schools closed, and in the following days, numerous protests and demonstrations were held all over town. Heady stuff for a five-year-old to process.
Monika said the experience shaped part of her character. During the period of time we worked together, I came to know her personable and practical sensibilities: whatever she has to tackle, she makes it work and work well; she will have a solid contingency plan or two; she is always available to help; her rule of thumb is to never take anything for granted.
“You work with what you have.”
That’s what Monika did when she came to America at age 11.
36 Hours in Warsaw
A multitude of cultural events, historic sites and natural environments bring an estimated 12 million tourists to the 69th largest country in the world each year. If you go, there are a few places Ms. G. highly recommends putting on your list —
Lazienki Pałace, Warsaw
Willanow Palace, Warsaw
WWII Uprising Museum, Warsaw
What’s your story? When did you move to the States, and from what country? Chances are you’ve had an interesting journey so far. Chime in. Share it!