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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Proud to be an American

So, my friend's husband just became a US citizen today. I'd like to do something for him/get him something in honor of this momentous occasion. Any suggestions?

8 Comments:

Blogger Adeline said...

good heavens, only tacky things come to mind.

a coffee mug? a hula girl for the dashboard? fuzzy dice?

a coworker became a US citizen, I should have done something for him.

This is a good question.

2/21/2007 11:55 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

When Michael became a US citizen he was showered with all sorts of Klassy, yet truly American, gifts: A McDonald's gift card, a t-shirt with an American flag and a bald eagle on it, and a mini harley davidson motorcycle. Klassy.

If you want to go serious my parents got him a card specifically for this at Hallmark and my mom said they had some other small gifts.

2/22/2007 5:42 AM  
Blogger ms. whatsit said...

When my brother-in-law became a US citizen we celebrated with a BBQ. BBQ sauce was something he had never heard of until he came to our country, and the story goes that he liked it so much he would simply eat it on slices of white bread.

2/24/2007 6:56 AM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

How about giving the new dollar coins???

You guys are getting the new dollar coins right???

Third time is a charm???

2/24/2007 7:41 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Bluebird said...

Give him the same thing we give ever young couple we know that gets married - an American flag and flagpole so he has one to fly from his house on holidays, and just whenever he feels like it.

One thing I learned in researching flags for a summer camp class I teach is that in some countries only government buildings and agencies are allowed to fly the national flag. I've talked with folks who've come to the U.S. from elsewhere and the marvel at how simply "American" it is to fly the flag from our homes.

So there's my two cents!

2/24/2007 2:54 PM  
Blogger Wendy Boucher said...

I love the flag suggestion. I couldn't think of anything better.

2/25/2007 3:48 PM  
Blogger Adeline said...

I asked my friend and he said a flag was the right thing. so there you go. but i like the mcdonalds card idea, though i hate to associate it with america, more like hell. congratulations, you are now a citizen of hell, heres your mcdonalds card!

2/27/2007 10:08 PM  
Blogger Kevin Charnas said...

How about a question mark? And you can tell him that it stands for freedom. He has the freedom to ask ANY question he wants as an American.

Even if he's called a "bad" American for questionning something like say, the administration's foreign policy, he can still question it.

I'd say that freedom is the biggest gift of all.

p.s. I can't believe that you made me think this much before my 2nd cup of coffee.

2/28/2007 9:41 AM  

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