Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Hungarian boy's 1st Christmas in America, 1923 (Advent Calendar: Holiday Travel)

I enjoyed reading the beautiful memoir written by Richard Bujaki about his father, seven years old at the time, and his first Christmas in America in 1923. "This may be the greatest Christmas present you will ever receive," Bujaki's grandmother told her children. The "gift" that this little boy and his siblings received that year was to make it the most memorable Christmas of his life. You can read Bujaki's story, Twas the night before Christmas, 1923 on The Christmas Archives website.

This article is part of a series written in celebration of the Advent and Christmas seasons. It is included this year as part of the GeneaBloggers Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories 2009 Day 12 Holiday Travel. Make a visit to Thomas MacEntee's GeneaBloggers website for some additional inspiration to get yourself in the holiday spirit!

The article originally appeared here at 100 Years in America and was included in Thomas MacEntee's Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories 2007.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful story, Lisa! Thank you for sharing it with us!
    My first Christmas in America was in 1957, and my husband and I put our newborn, 4 weeks old firstborn son under our little Christmas tree. He was our only, but the dearest presnt there.
    You see, our dream came through when our baby was born in a free country.


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