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|Transcription||FIRST CENTURY FAMILIES Composed by Miss Mary Foy Spontaneous Action This founding of the Annual Luncheon was the result of spontaneous action all around. The whole thing started with a Tea given by the Sisters of Charity to commemorate their many years at their first site at the southeast corner of Alameda Street and Lovers' Lane, since renamed Macy Street. Incidentally, the name, Macy, was for my grandfather, Dr. Obed Macy, who had built a home on the north side of that street opposite the bottom of Olvera Street, and between North Main and Alameda. Railroad development in Los Angeles seemed to call for all property on the east side of Alameda Street between Aliso and Macy for a great Union Station, there now. The Sisters' property was needed for that station. They sold and secured a temporary site on Boyle Blvd., Boyle Heights. (Now called Hollenbeck Heights, I am told.) As soon as possible after moving from their first home the Sisters gave a Tea -- an anniversary for the many years their School and Orphanage had operated in L.A. Incidentally, I would say the location of Boyle Heights north of Seventh Street was temporary only. They are now permanently settled between Boyle Heights and Mission San Gabriel at a place called Garvey, a portion of the old Ranch which had been the property of the late Richard Garvey, Senior. Now for this Tea, the Sisters had broadcast through the Public Press most cordial invitations to all whose families had migrated to Los Angeles, California, before the Sisters had to give up their place. We were all there. Protestant and Catholic -- Jew and Gentile. All were happy. All knew one another; everyone asking everyone why we did not meet more often. The neighborly spirit was -1-|