This day March 23rd, I celebrate my arrival in Gloucester in 1954 from Lajes do Pico Azores.
Many thanks to my parents Anibal and Adelina for all their scarifies bringing our family to this great country.
Photo of my parents as God Parents during a christening in 1969.
Today March 23, 1954, I celebrate my arrival in Gloucester from Lajes do Pico Azores.
I thank my parents Anibal and Adelina for all their scarifies bringing our family to this great country.
Celebrated at the Azorean Restaurant with one of my favorite meals, Azorean Octopus.
Gloucester has a strong tie to the Azores, I hope you enjoy.
A video of the Festival of Lajes do Pico where I was born… parade of old traditions.
March 23rd 1954, this immigrant boy arrived in Gloucester, and made it his home.
Fourteen years later he crossed the bridge and created a new life. Forty Years later he returned to make Gloucester his home again. His parents made many sacrifices to allow him that choice, just like many parents in Gloucester’s history did for their children.
On this anniversary of our arrival, thank you Mom and Dad (Anibal and Adelina Simoes)
This story has been repeated many times, and I would love to hear more in the comments.