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A New American


Well, I just stumbled over this as a draft; wrote it up on the third, and it disappeared when I hit the post button, so, since it just re-appeared, here it is.

 

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June 3, 2016

Today, we have a newly naturalized American,  He's pretty rough around the edges, but I think if I keep after him, he'll work out.

Our neighbor gent of three years is from Croatia, married to an American woman (furious, but that's a different story).  After they moved in next door, we became sort of friends; he is a body and paint man, and he and I just sort of naturally hit it off.  Well, as time went by, I found that they were not on the best of terms, and that he was afraid if they split, he would be forced to go back to Europe.  Outside of his natural family, which he misses tremendously, though, he doesn't have anything drawing him back, so I suggested he get busy and seriously pursue becoming an American Citizen.  Well, today, after a whole bunch of coaching, explaining, translating (his command of the American language is sadly lacking), and just plain browbeating, he took his Oath of Citizenship.  Sorry to say, I wasn't there, but Bobbye (Mrs. Rr) and Bella were with him, and he is a pretty happy guy, all things considered.

Because of the administrative fustercluck our government administrative branch has become, the Federal building here in Las Vegas has no public parking available except metered on street parking.  Due to my rather beat up body, I am using a walker, now, and walking more than a few hundred feet at any one go is a real chore; due to a motorcycle accident, Drazen uses a walker or crutches, and he has a "Halo" device on his right lower leg.  Due to her rheumatoid arthritis, Bobbye is better off not having to trudge too far afoot if she can help it, so, I dropped them off at the curb on the street behind the federal courthouse, and went in search of suitable parking.  Hah!  At 1300hrs, it was not happening.  I drove in ever widening circles around the place, and began finding a few open places at the curb four blocks away; no way I was going to be able to make that trudge, especially in 108 degree heat, so I found a spot under a tree five blocks out, and set in to wait for a call.  It came just a few minutes after I had parked; "go on home" she said, the whole shebang was going to take about three hours.  So, I came home, and went back and collected them when she called -1630. 

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links wouldn't work for MOI but you're a good man Charlie Em(I) Brown - - - you also probably have a friend for life and well deserved it is - - tell your neighbor and our new Citizen "Welcome to the USA"

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OH and YES Gubberment Facilities are not for the weak of body - - - you can ask my Veteran Friend, Bob, whose been in the VA Hosp for 54 days already.

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Sorry about the links, I tried everything I could to get them to attach, then resorted to just posting the links themselves; no joy. Picture of Darazen, and with Bobbye, and one of Bella in the back seat of the car, waving her little flag in Drazen's honor.

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