the last friday of the month already? and such perfect timing for the topic, with our trip to ny in the coming week! ellis island isn't on the agenda, but perhaps it should be...both sides of my family came through northeastern portals (as opposed to baltimore, galveston or san francisco). maybe ellis??? probably not, as it only became a major gateway in the early 20th c., but maira kalman's exploration of american immigration sure makes it sound so appealing.