Ellis Island was the jumping-off point for millions of immigrants wanting something new. It’s where lifelong struggles began to gain approval and acceptance. The same issues I’ve faced in my life.
In 2013 proceedings to evict me pursuant to California’s Ellis Act were initiated. I was a senior citizen on social security who had lived in the same apartment for 40 years.
The potential histrionics of a courtroom battle were the inspiration for this blog. The most dramatic thing that happened, however, was the argument over whether the 15 days started tolling on a Tuesday or a Wednesday.
To hold the attention of my tens of readers as I awaited the next Perry Mason moment, I told tales of my life in San Francisco. Which evolved into tales of life in general and of my life today.
Eviction was not the end of the world. It was the beginning of the story.