Tuesday, February 27

All American

I went to have a chipped fingernail fixed at the nail salon I frequent and I was greeted by Vietnamese Nail Salon owner who has been away for six weeks to visit his family in his home country. His wife, who is slightly older than I am, stayed here to attend the salon, and keep the home front with her mother-in-law and four children. As luck would have it, we got over a foot of snow while he was away and not only did she do all the shoveling at her house, she also cleared the shop parking lot by hand.

It was really touching to hear about his adventures, his time with his family and the two days he spent on a mountain top building a monument to his father. His most exciting moment was upon returning when he learned that he has been selected to receive a US citizenship rather than having to take the customary course. He says one of the best parts is that now he doesn't have to pay the $400 to change his name to "Mickey. Like the Mouse," he informs anybody who asks.

2 of Your THINKS:

Debbie said...

That's really cool.

Rochelle said...

Congrats to Mickey! That is a milestone for sure (the citizenship) & what a neat thing that he created a monument to his father...Awesome!