It was a very interesting conversation. There is unfortunately a large gap on my father's side of the family. It seems that there was some bad blood between my grandmother and her in-laws. As a result my dad never really got to know aunts and uncles on his father's side. I have a fairly good family tree on his mother's side, but the other side is blank. This sucks because that's the namesake side of the family. I know there is a person in Tucson with the same name as myself. I have been debating contacting him for years and years. Perhaps he could help fill in that missing side or perhaps it would be a dead end. *shrugs* I'm not that much of a genealogy bug.
Still, it was interesting hearing about stories my mom gleaned over the years from her mother. It was hard to wrap my mind around people coming from Poland at the turn of the last century and settling in a neighborhood that could almost be classified as semi-rural. If I get motivated I should do a little more digging. I already found the ship registry from Ellis Island of when my grandmother came to this country. It's just a neat little bit of info.