Sunday, February 5, 2017

I Am An Immigrant


My first U.S. passport photo, 1986.  

13 comments:

  1. And almost all of the rest of us are too! That's the part that amazes me - current inhabitants of the continent forgetting that we are almost all immigrants only a short while ago in the bigger picture. Your moving to the U.S. may be more recent, but it's all the same!

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  2. We are all migrants. All our ancestors originated, long ago, in the same spot in Africa. We are family.

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    1. Sabine, exactly, and race is actually an extremely minor scientific distinction, as my biologist husband always points out.

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  3. Congratulations. You made a great choice. Not everyone had such options. Doing genealogy research with a friend one day, she asked how I felt about some of my ancestors having been enslaved. Speaking on their behalf, and wondering if the male from Scotland was indentured, not that it mattered, I told her, "I had to get here somehow." An Anglo male bought and wed an enslaved woman, and here I am. The McDaniels and the Armstrongs have a rich history that we are proud of. Our reunions look like a mini United Nations.

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    1. Limner, I'd love to see pictures of your united nations. I bet it's a beautiful sight.

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  4. And how I wish I could immigrate yet again and away from here...

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    1. e, i suspect you are not alone in that wish right now.

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  5. If this isn't an Internet meme, it should be!

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    1. Steve, you can make your own meme at IAmAnImmigrant.com. Other than Native Americans, we're all immigrants, really.

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  6. I'm 1st generation. English was my second language outside of my home.... Throughout history each type of immigrant was hated upon their arrival here.... history just keeps repeating itself. I am also 1st generation that hasn't experienced a war on my homeland..... yet.... Trump might change that

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