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Title: God Bless America
 
Joseph Sher
Audio:
Duration: 59 seconds
Copyright: ©1999, John Menszer
Transcript: When I came to America, I saw it's a new life, an open, open world: I can go where I wanted, I can do what I wanted. It's so different life in Europe we have in Poland or in Germany. So I got, I was 30 years old. I got young, I got little boy, and I know you have to get him a nice . . .nice . . . nice life. And we, we was very glad . . . we was like, like in Gan Eden [Garden of Eden]. . . we was we got everything. Next day I came here. I got a job. I brought home, I remember the first week I brought home 40 dollars. And this was plenty money. I went shopping to Canal Villere on Freret street and I spent 15 dollars and I got 35 dollar in my pocket. And I bought oranges, I bought apples, and I bought pears, and I bought what I couldn't afford it in Poland. And this was a new life, thank God. I always say, "Thank God, God bless America." _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________


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