"Well, Kimmy," Mrs. Thompson replied, "that's not completely wrong. For a time Ellis Island was the major port of entry for people coming to America. However, the Pilgrims landed in a small cove in Massachusetts long before Ellis Island became an immigration center."
"Mrs. Thompson, are you sure about that? My Grandpa is pretty old and he says that he knows about such things."
"I'm sorry, Kimmy," she replied as she looked down on her 3rd grader sitting in the front row of her class. "But they did land on a rock in Massachusetts."
"Okay, Mrs. Thompson," Kimmy responded, "I tell him, but I'm sure he ain't going to buy the 'rock' story."by Joseph L. Rose, Mondragone, Italy