Our home on Miller Avenue in the steel mill town of Blasdell, NY was originally my father’s parent’s house. It was a place of memories where Dad grew up with two other brothers and a variety of cousins taken into their home by his parents. There
were two bedrooms in the home, a kitchen, living room, dining room, and bathroom on the first floor and a second apartment above where my mother’s parents lived. Dad found Mom’s mother and father, cold and sick, living in a camping trailer at a
trailer park in winter. He moved them into our home and made an apartment upstairs where they could live. A few years later Grandpa Retter died of a heart attack at his work in the Buffalo Pottery. Several months after Grandpa’s death. Mom was waiting
for her Cancer test results.