The Washerwoman’s Genes

March 20, 2006

Why Brooklyn?

Filed under: Clothesline — by WWG @ 8:43 am

Someone said to me recently: they did it backwards. Meaning: people usually move from the city to the country. And I have no answer. Why did so many Burgers move from Esopus to Brooklyn? Four of the nine siblings, and possibly more. And why did Jeannette stay in Port Ewen? Why did she not move in with one of her children, as so many grandmothers did?


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