The Girls Go to
The family saw their
situation rapidly approaching for several years. When the family was
planning what to do about their situation, Mary and Anna (not little Anna
Marie) begged their father to let them go to
Andrej hated to see his little girls take such a journey and
not be there for them. He finally relented and they set off for
The girls lived in a boarding house and were responsible for 23 rooms. From the size it must have been more like a hotel as there were more maids there and they all lived in big rooms together.
Mary and her sister sent every cent they could home to their family to try to raise passage. It took a year of the family selling off everything they owned and the girls sending home money for them to be able to afford steerage passage on a barque-the cheapest way to go.
The family sold everything
that they would not need to raise money to go to
This was the second time in Andrejís life that he was homeless. First he depended
on his wife to rescue his family after his fatherís death. Now he was
dependent on his daughterís to find a place for him and his family in