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Come On-A My House: Anecdotes and Tales from the Old Neighborhood, Lawrence - My Hometown

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  • Sales Rank:3,220,607
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:216
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
  • Dimensions (in):0.5 x 5.9 x 8.9
  • Publication Date:November 4, 2012
  • ISBN:1480187321
  • EAN:9781480187320
  • ASIN:1480187321
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"Come On-A My House" is the fourth effort in my Lawrence – My Hometown series. Like the last three, this book contains varied anecdotes about the old neighborhood and the old gang. In it I try once again to create a picture of a time and a place and a neighborhood that once was but is no more. On the front cover of this volume I have a picture of the old tenement where I was raised. This is a very old picture of the structure at 32 Chelmsford Street in North Lawrence. It is the house as I remember it as a kid. Most of the folks in the photo are my relatives – grandmother, grandfather, uncles and aunts. This old homestead stands as another icon of my hometown as I remember it. My grandmother owned the building and it was passed down to one of her children, my Uncle Ray. But the song title, "Come On-A My House," is equally significant. The song was written by William Saroyan and a nephew of his while traveling cross country to visit a much beloved aunt. It was a nostalgic song reminiscent of all the ethnic foods and shared childhood delights that William and his nephew were lusting for upon arriving at auntie’s house. This is a very common feeling for all of the folks raised in "The Immigrant City," my hometown of Lawrence, MA. One of the first books I ever read was written by William Saroyan and it was titled "My Name is Aram." It was a book very much like this Lawrence series of books that I’ve been putting together, ethnic in tone yet universal in its message. It has been my inspiration.

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