December 30th, 2005


Rome, NY

I took some time today to explore the nearby city of Rome, where I grew up. I took many photos and will start with these--but first, a story:

My dad ran away from home when he was 13. After working on several farms, he eventually made his way to Rome, where he was taken in by a HUGE Italian family that ran a junkyard. Dad was treated as a son and worked there until he was of age and was able to get a job at a local factory (where he remained for 40 years). The junkyard was shut down in the 1990's, I believe...and this is all that remains:

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