Friday, July 3, 2009
Happy July 4th
Tomorrow is July 4th--Independence Day! It's a wonderful day for many of us to remember how lucky we are to live in the USA, and enjoy the freedom and privileges we have here that so many people in the world do not have. My mother's mother came here from Argentina as a young girl; my mother's father was born here but his parents came from Austria-Hungary. My father's father's family came from russia; my father's mother's family also came from Austria-Hungary. I have heard many colorful stories about how they all came to the USA. They have one thing in common: they all wanted a better life for themselves and for their families. The chance to have freedom to worship as they chose; or to be able to work hard and earn a decent living; or to escape poverty and hopelessness they had faced previously. America was adream--and still is for many people. I have been lucky to have met and become friends with people from different countries--Chile, Peru, Serbia, China. All have come here to find a better life. Let's hear it for America! We may have problems but we have freedom!