We of Carpatho-Rusyn stock get to claim Cathy Guisewite and her mother, Anne – as well as the cartoon character Cathy – as fellow Rusyns!
In this week's Roundup: A morphing surname, detours in Scotland, a great-grandmother who crossed the Atlantic three times throughout her immigration journey, and other tales from the roots of Melissa McCarthy.
When asked what she wanted people to take away from a visit to the Statue of Liberty Museum, Diane von Furstenberg answered, "The importance of liberty and the importance of freedom. The museum is directly across from Ellis Island, so it’s also about the importance of welcoming people."
What would your feelings be if an agency sought to force the sale of your childhood home – site of both happy and tragic memories – via eminent domain? Read one man's story of such a situation – along with lots of other tidbits – in this week's Roundup.
How do you know roots travel has become a 'thing'? When it's common enough to be used to sell luggage! Check out a lovely little video featuring Zoë and Lenny Kravitz in this week's Roundup.
In this week's Roundup: Looking back 100 years after what remains New York City’s worst subway accident, remembering 'the world's oldest rebel,' and 1,350 repatriation cases submitted to the Army.