She went to New York for the first time in 1890. In those days, air traveil did not exist. It took three weeks to sail from France to America by boat. When she left home, she was feeling very exicted. Imagine! She was going abroad on her own. For the occasion, she wore her best clothes. Her parents came to Le Havre to say goodbye. All around her, people were kissing and hugging. When the boat was sailing off, saw that her mother was crying and her father shouting last minute recommendations!