Posted by: Michael | 22/09/2012

Pepsi and a side of water

I have been research Ambark “Bumpsie” Ali, a vaudeville acrobat and clown, who in 1920 was living with my grandfather. One of my cousins remembers her mother telling her when she stayed there Ambark had dogs that did tricks. There is also a rumor that there was a child with the “Italian woman,” not in 1920 though. My grandmother had died in 1917 and the two daughters lived with one aunt and the oldest son lived with another. The youngest son was sent off to an orphanage; 1925 when my grandfather died a great aunt took him out .

Gowanus Canal

Gowanus Canal

Pepsi sign, Long Island City

Pepsi sign, Long Island City

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