I was shoved and squeezed out of the womb of the Queen Frederica and then rushed down the ramp onto Pier 57.
When I looked up there was no midwife.
Instead, there were lots of skyscrapers.
I said: “Wow . . . !”
I was born in New York City at age twenty.
In my fifty-plus-years journey to here, I have lived The American Dream. In my seventies now, the older I get the more I feel for my grandfather.
Owing to the Great Depression, the American Dream ceased to exist for him and for many others. To make ends meet, he moved his family back to Sicily.
It is hard to imagine the helpless feeling of being forced to give up your dream.
Michael Sammaritano, resides in Palm Beach County, FL.
He has profound reverence for the American Dreamer and Non-dreamer alike.
Because of it he has written and published Protecting the American Dream.