Have I ever tell you this story?
Please let me know if I did, lol.
Happy 4th of July!
This sac of flour belongs to my Nonno. It was given to him by the Americans during War World II. My Nonno managed to take some solders out of town to the country house to rest. He received in return flour and some other goodies. Independence day reminds me of my Nonno's story and that the Americans came at the right time.
As we know America is the FREE Country and the LAND of OPPORTUNITIES because of long time ago on a 4th of July. My story been a immigrant is a little bit different then others and I am still thankful to be here and never regret it. I met Deano in Sicily, he was station in the Air Force, and with no intention in my part to fall in Love , since I was studying in a Language school and planning to work in Europe. After a couple of years of dating in Sicily, Dean and I got married in and .......not that simple!
Hours and hours in Los Angeles at the immigration center to get a work permit. Hours and hours and money to see the Jugde to show and proove that we were married for love. Months and months of waiting for me to receive my "Alien Registration Card"!
Two years later I have a Green Card, 9 years later I applied for my Citizenship. Not that simple! Waiting and waiting in the San Diego Office, more money and paperwork. I had to study about the Colonies, the Presidents, the Constitution, the Senate..... I Passed! I am a Citizen of the USA.
I love this Country and yes it is the Land of Opportunities, look at me I am a woodworker and proud of it!
Happy 4th of July, don't drink and drive.....
Ciao for now