A story to prove that it truly is a small, small world – spacewise and timewise:
• In 2007 we released Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into National Parks.
• On page 107, in an article about Ellis Island, now known as Ellis Island National Monument, we mentioned that the very first person to pass through the then brand new federal immigration station, on January 1, 1892, was a 15-year-old girl from Ireland named Annie Moore.
• Yesterday we received an email from BRI fan Nicole H, who said:
This is not really a question…more of a neat fact. In Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into National Parks book, pg. 107 you talk about an Annie Moore. She is my great great great great (I don’t know how many greats) grandmom.
Imagine that! Young Annie Moore travels from her home in Ireland to America 118 years ago, becomes part of American history, we make a note of it in one our books 3 years ago, Nicole H. reads about her great grandma in the book—and she contacts us to tell us about it. Will the circle be unbroken! And we’re pretty darn sure the adventurous Ms. Moore from so long ago would be proud.
Thank, you, Nicole H., for reading that book, and even more for taking the time to contact us. Here’s to your great great… grandmom, Annie Moore, and all the Moores all around the world that call her an ancestor today.