[Sca-cooks] Packing from the Nimatnama

Heleen Greenwald heleen at ptd.net
Thu May 17 21:12:05 PDT 2007

Ah! Ellis Island. My grandfather came through in 1921. They asked him  
his name.
Rachmeil Dubin  (with the Hebrew het in the middle) he replies......  
Ok, says the official... you are now Rubin Dubin.
.....But he was always zaydeh to me!

On May 17, 2007, at 11:29 PM, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:

> Funny... I actually was acquainted, as a teenager, with a young lady
> whose ancestry was pretty clearly Chinese, but whose surname was
> Troy. It had probably been Choy at one time, and I suspect someone
> misunderstood at Ellis Island or something.

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