Years ago I started researching my family tree and I was told that my great-grandfather, Salvador Rondoni, was an acrobatic clown. One of my cousins still had the poster of the company “The Rondoni’s” and since I haven’t stop looking for a moment to search for more.
Yesterday I had an incredible break-through , I found a passenger list that records how Salvador, the acrobatic clown, was travelling from Mexico via Habana, Cuba and had to stop in Ellis Island (New York Immigration Arrivals in the US) on his way back to Barcelona, Spain. It might sound like nothing but I have always been told that I am the first in my whole family (both sides) to pack up, go overseas and speak in a foreign language. I always wondered where that travel bug came from, its my inheritance! How true is it that the more you learn about your past, you can understand things that otherwise would make no sense at all.
Are you working in your family tree as well? I would love to hear everything about your stories and whereabouts. In the meantime, have a great weekend, I am going back to research some more.
It has been almost a year since I start My Far Away Places and I cannot believe how lucky I am that I have found you all. Thanks for following!!
Healesville Sanctuary, or the Sir Colin MacKenzie Fauna Park, is a zoo specializing in native Australian animals. It is located at Healesville in rural Victoria, Australia, and has a history of breeding native animals. An amazing place to visit if you have a chance. Have a nice week!
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Where does your inspiration for writing comes from? Mine fires up every time I remember The Fairy Glen, a beautiful place I visited years ago in Skye Island, Scotland. All photographies belong to WalkHighlands.co.uk
Happy New Year 2013!