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Fri, May. 23rd, 2014, 02:30 pm
Today is the 25th anniversary of my family coming to America

Originally published at VolkStudio Blog. You can comment here or there.

On this day in 1989, I flew to New York from Rome (which was a waypoint on the way from the USSR). Today, I flew to back Rome to celebrate the anniversary with my parents who discovered America for me. My father is an American who was born in another country by mistake. He remedied that error as quickly as he could, bringing my mother and I along.

Fri, May. 23rd, 2014 08:35 pm (UTC)

Congrats!. But why did not celebrate in NYC?

Fri, May. 23rd, 2014 08:37 pm (UTC)

None of us like NYC. I suggested a relatively free American state, but parents wanted to go to Italy and visit with the people who helped us back then.

Fri, May. 23rd, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)

Yeah, NYC is dump. I see your point. I arrived through Boston and it is not as bad.

Fri, May. 23rd, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)

I would have gone to Italy over NYC, too. I will not willing go to NYC.

Fri, May. 23rd, 2014 08:49 pm (UTC)

былоб интересно историю семейную узнать)
С юбилеем Вашу семью!

Fri, May. 23rd, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)

Congratulations Oleg!!!

Sat, May. 24th, 2014 04:54 am (UTC)

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Immigrants often make the best Americans.

Sat, May. 24th, 2014 06:44 am (UTC)

Поздравляю! А я в это время только на свет появился =)

Sat, May. 24th, 2014 12:33 pm (UTC)

I think America definitely won out on this deal. :D