Almost American

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Almost American
After 26 years in America I find myself more American than I ever expected to be, yet not so American in many ways.
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  • Tea time! 3 months ago I decided to have a cup of tea instead of a cup of coffee with breakfast this morning. My son was appalled: "Tea this early in the day! Tea isn't for the morning, it's for teatime in the afternoon!" He knows I have an alarm that goes off inside my head sometime midafternoon to remind me to have a...
  • School shopping 7 months ago The beginning of the school year in the USA must rival Christmas for the amount of money being spent! Last week we got a note from my son's teacher for this year listing the supplies he will need to bring with him. Fortunately, his school provides many of the things he will need - not all public...
  • God Save the Queen! 9 months ago Hmm - I saw this at the supermarket checkout last week and wondered why if the Queen really is dying and has decide to name William as her successor, no other news agencies other than the Globe have reported this fact? Oh yes, that would be because the REPUTABLE news agencies try to stick to...
  • Fireworks! 10 months ago You can tell it's getting close to the 4th of July when signs start appearing at the side of the interstate highways warning that fireworks are illegal in this state. They're not illegal in most neighboring states, so people go there to buy them and bring them back here for their celebrations. Of...
  • So nice to know that the Post Office cares! 1 year ago The US Post Office is in financial trouble and in an attempt to save money is hoping to end certain Saturday deliveries. I have had my issues with them - letters from the other side of the state taking 10 days or more to arrive here for example. (Yet small packages marked 'Surface Mail' regularly...

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