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Hi Jeremy!

Thanks so much for your comment last week, and to continue on that thread,

What is the emotional significance to you of that street in Jerusalem? Do you have any specific memories that hold a special place relating to this location?

I think the places that we remember the most often have one or more stories attached to them, as I am finding in my interviews with my family members. I would love to hear any stories you might have!

-Samantha Abernathey

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While I have been unfortunately bogged down with a heck of a cold this past week, I have been thinking a bit about where to take my project.

My main question for viewers and Jeremy is:

What locations or streets do you or your family have clear ties to?

Because essentially, that is the basis for my project. San Francisco is an amazing city, but not only is it a wonderful place, but it is deeply embedded into both my culture and my family’s past, present and (hopefully) future. I think that every family and every person out there has those ties somewhere, even if they do not realize it themselves. Home is indeed where the heart is, but who says you can only have one home?

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In light of my upcoming interview with my mother, I decided to post my plans for future shooting. :]

Mom (Linda) Interview Questions:

-Can you tell me where you lived when you were in San Francisco?

-How long did you live in each place/how long have you/did you live in San Francisco in total?

-Do you have any favorite things about where you lived?

-What was your favorite place to hang out/to go out to eat? Where did you go for fun?

-What is some of your fondest memories of San Francisco?

-What are some other San Francisco streets that you have memories about, good or bad?

-Can you tell me the story about where you met my dad?

-Where did you guys go on dates?

-Any dramatic events you remember taking place in SF?

-What do you most distinctly remember?

-What do you miss the most?

-Can you tell me where and when we moved?

-How is San Francisco different from where we live now?

LOCATION LIST

1.    Fillmore & McAllister- Sid & Polly: video, photos, quotes

2.    Clement?- Mom and Dad: video, photos, quotes

3.    Cole & Haight- Marisa & Sam: video, photos, quotes

4.    Pacific Heights- Sam & Polly & Sid: video, photos, quotes

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I am beginning to evolve into more interview based filming for my project and subsequent blogs, and have therefore decided to post potential interview questions to this blog in hopes of any form of response, critique or praise. Please comment/add more!

QUESTIONS:

-Can you tell me where you lived when you were in San Francisco?
-How long did you live in each place/how long have you/did you live in San Francisco in total?
-Do you have any favorite things about where you lived?
-What is some of your fondest memories of San Francisco?
-What are some other San Francisco streets that you have memories about, good or bad?
-What do you most distinctly remember?
-What do you miss the most?
-Do you have any photographs from your time in San Francisco?

Thanks!

A photo my father took of the Bridge at night

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As I have begun to look into part of my family’s past in relation to the streets of San Francisco, I noticed more than just a passing few connections. It’s beginning to look like my family’s more recent history has been closely intertwined with the foggy city. Not only have the two characters I’ve focused on so far, Polly and Poppy, been some stories I am learning about my family’s lives in SF, but now that I am deeper into the creation of this story, I keep thinking of more ties my family has to this city. My parents met in San Francisco, my mother’s family on her dad’s side all grew up there, a few of my relations currently live there, and I’m connected to all of this through the love I have for them and San Francisco as well. There is one place for everyone where they feel most happy and comfortable and for me that is San Francisco’s lovely streets. Maybe this is because of my close family connections? Who knows? But I sure want to find out!

My 'home away from home'

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Sam Abernathey An idea for my final project under the New Jewish Filmmaking Project has arose in my unfortunately-overstuffed brain. I would like to take a look at individual sections of North San Francisco that my family members are continuing to tell me stories about, and that are the areas that I adore. To begin with, I thought I’d start with the birthplace of my grandfather. Please check out the video below to hear more.

As Rudyard Kipling says, and I’m sure my grandfather (now living in Marin County) agrees, “San Francisco has only one drawback. ”Tis hard to leave.”

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Sam Abernathey The streets you resided in as a child stick with you for life. Your childhood home, so to speak, is where memories reside. I bet almost all of you reading this can remember the address, or at least the street name of the house where you began your life.

Central San Francisco in the 1940's

Central San Francisco in the 1940's

For myself, and those around me, I know that where you’re from can have a HUGE impact on your life. People feel a strong connection to the place in which they grew up.

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