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    Exclamation Well my Friends, it's been 30 years: WOW!!


    This week is the 30th anniversary of us coming to the U.S. (August 9th, 1977 according to my Mamma's Elephant Memory);

    we (my father, my mother, my brother, my 6 year old sister, my almost 15 year old brother and I was 12 at the time) entered the U.S. through New York.

    I still remember the long taxi ride from JFK Airport to Manhattan at night, with a Black Cab driver sporting the 70s afro haircut and long sideburns, the radio chatter traffic going continuously on the Cab's CB Radio and he would talk on it every so often.

    My Father was the only one who spoke some English; the rest of us didn't know a word and we were scared cause we didn't know what the Driver was saying on the CB and where he was taking us (while living in Italy, we heard about all the bad thing people in New York do to tourists)!!

    We stayed at the Hotel Claridge in New York for a few days before flying down to Houston; I just googled it and the bloody Hotel is still there, WOW!!

    Well, it's been 30 years, time flies when you are having fun and if we never came to the U.S., you would not had known me (YOUR LOSS) and I would never had met Andrea and have 2 adorable Baby Girls.

    Hey, this would make a nice screenplay for a Time Travel Movie!!


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    Congratulations, and very belated "Welcome to the United States".

    Of course, I came to the U.S. not too long before you did, but my arrival was "the old fashioned way".
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    Quote Originally Posted by corfy View Post
    Congratulations, and very belated "Welcome to the United States".

    Of course, I came to the U.S. not too long before you did, but my arrival was "the old fashioned way".
    the old fashioned way? how? by boat?


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    No, by birth

    Congratulations j7wild for your anniversary
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcc View Post
    Now, by birth
    Quote Originally Posted by Lafce View Post
    Or by just being born?
    Ah, posted at the (almost) same time.

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    Or by just being born?

    Congrats on the anniversary, j7wild. Where have you lived in Italy, btw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lafce View Post
    Or by just being born?

    Congrats on the anniversary, j7wild. Where have you lived in Italy, btw?
    Roma, Milano, Palermo and Vicenza!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcc View Post
    No, by birth
    Quote Originally Posted by Lafce View Post
    Or by just being born?
    I'm glad someone got the joke. Although I admit, it was a lame attempt at humor.

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    I hope thirty other years of fun in the US for you and your family! \(^-^)/
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    and what were your plans after arrival? I mean you had to have some plans, right? What were your parents going to do and so on ...
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    j7wild Guest
    my Father had a work visa sponsored by a friend who owned a hotel in a not very good part of Houston and that's how we were able to stay in the U.S. and become legal permanent residents.



    Dad would go to work there in the evening and worked the graveyard front desk shift.


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