Immigrant Song

Today marked the anniversary of my parents arrival in the United States as immigrants.   Their journey started 4 days earlier in Tehran, where they got on a Red Cross Cargo plane and flew to Cairo, Rome, London, Ireland somewhere, Iceland, Greenland and finally NYC. The leg from Iceland to Greenland took 9 hours, from Greenland to NYC took 6. Two train rides (NYC-Chi; Chi-LA) and six days later they arrived in LA.

My Dad was 24, Mom 23, Kathy 1.

While peppering my parents with questions about the trip, we asked Pop about all the jobs he held…here is what he had to say:

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