Romania to the United States

George was born in 1900. The last time George saw his mother was 1913. She had to help him escape Romania. George is the name of my Romania grandfather. As a boy, my grandfather was a blacksmith’s apprentice. Horses were used during as Europeans prepared to kill strangers, men from other countries. The military wanted to recruit my grandfather. At 13 years old, he would use his skills with fire to shape swords, sharpen knives, mold bullets and shoe horses. The rich landowners and ministers in the church warned George’s father, “Take him to America or he will die.”


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