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Book details
  • SubGenre:Life Stages / Later Years
  • Language:English
  • Pages:52
  • Paperback ISBN:9781732666214

Immigrant's Daughter

Last Chapter After Orcas

by Anne Kulis Marcin

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Anne is now more than 100 years young. She had a bit of a scare and needed some help from her family and the local hospitals. And, as with all experiences in her life, she took the experience as an inspiration to write.
To write about the days of her life, present and past, the novelties, the freshness, the decisions, and her joy of meeting new friends in helicopters and hospitals, almost like it was her first day in school.
In this short work, Anne wishes to share with you, her joy, her approach to life and, yes, she shares with you her approach to that last sunset that awaits us all.
Anne Kulis Marcin has just passed her 100th birthday and in this work she talks about facing the end of a good life. She was born in Queens, New York in a time when there were still farms in the backyards of her Lithuanian and Russian neighbors. She witnessed the pivotal events that formed our times: the election of Herbert Hoover, the stock market crash, and the sad state of Stalin's Russia.
Her young life was a time of silent movies, horses pulling wagons and coffins in the street, live poultry markets, vineyards, gaslight and the bee hives next door. Some things were the same as now: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Santa in the store, family gatherings for the holidays, sleigh rides, stern nuns in Catholic grammar schools, and catty comeuppances among young girls. But some things were different, two dollars a week for 16 hours work each day, fiery candles on the Christmas tree, death at home from tuberculosis, and the graphic presentation in the neighborhood movie house of the execution of Ruth Snyder in the electric chair.
Anne has lived through World War II, the Space Age, the Computer Age and into the current Smart Phone Age. She now resides on Orcas which is part of the San Juan Island chain in Washington State.
Anne still writes prolifically with a clear mind and a special insight into life and her past.
About the author
Anne Kulis Marcin has lived 100 years on this earth. She was born on April 7, 1920 in the South Ozone Park area of Queens, New York. Anne was the second child of Frances Waliukiewicz and George Kulis, both Lithuanian emigrants who escaped the horrors of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1910, entering United States through the Ellis Island Immigrant Inspection Station. Growing up in the Roaring '20s, Anne attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grammar School and then John Adams High School in Queens. Anne lived through the Great Depression and World War II, during which she met her husband Ben Marcin. Anne now lives on Orcas Island, WA which is part of the San Juan Island chain. She still writes prolifically to share her special joy of life with her friends, her family and with you.