Friday, June 04, 2010

There Goes the Neighborhood!!!

Today, in a Federal Courthouse of what should probably remain an undisclosed location, a certain person (let's call him "B") will take an oath and finally become a full-fledged American Citizen!!!!

It's been a long hard slog for B, but Today is the day!

B says that he's been holding back until after he received his citizenship. Those of us who know him are terrified by this....if he considers that "holding back"...what the hell are we in store for now?

Congratulations, you new Yankee Doodle Dandy! You've worked hard for this day and totally deserve it!

all my love,

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Blogger nathaniel said...

Ed: if this gallery thing doesn't work out for you, you may have a career as a PhotoShop Monkey. Congrats, 'B'!

6/04/2010 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations B!!!

6/04/2010 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger Iris said...

Congratulations, B!

(nice try with photoshop, Ed :) )

6/04/2010 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...


6/04/2010 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger Lady Xoc said...

Felicidades a Bambino! My sister-in-law just got hers in Newark. And my dad still remembers fondly (albeit vaguely) when he got his in 1930. I was born here, so I take it for granted. Well, at least we're all in NY where they don't pick you up merely on the basis of appearance (or do they?)

6/04/2010 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of you! I remember the day my father did that-- it is certainly something special to see all those people take that oath.
Enjoy your momentous day.

6/04/2010 09:57:00 AM  
Blogger George said...


6/04/2010 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Franklin said...

I'm proud to call you a fellow American. Cheers!

6/04/2010 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Gam said...

Congrats to the Winkleman clan and the proud chosen country!

6/04/2010 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Annie B said...

Congratulations to both of you!

I attended one such oath-taking ceremony and it moved me deeply. It made me feel proud to be an American and yet so aware that the privilege came to me through no effort on my part. Kudos to B for his efforts.

6/04/2010 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Charles Browning said...

Congratulations Murat!! Welcome to the hallowed shores of this great nation. In honor of this occasion and to better understand your adopted land please view this song on youtube

all the best,

Charles and Lynda Gene

6/04/2010 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Bernard Klevickas said...

Congratulations B!

6/04/2010 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger HMNA said...


And to celebrate I am enclosing a nice video, one that taught me about America when I was a wee lad. (in the 80's) : )

P.S. That picture made me spit my coffee out of mouth.

6/04/2010 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a wonderful morning! So glad to be a part of it.

---ondine nyc

6/04/2010 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous hdb said...


6/04/2010 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger Joanne Mattera said...

I've had a long and difficult day. Coming home to this good news makes me feel a lot better.

Congratulations, Bambino!
Just don't go all McDonalds/Walmart/Mall of America/Budweiser and New York Post on us.

P.S. Nice arm.

6/04/2010 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger Brent said...


I second Joanne's sentiments! :)

6/04/2010 09:26:00 PM  
Blogger nina said...


6/06/2010 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous nemastoma said...

Congratulations to both of you! I'll never be able to look at the Statue of Liberty the same way now.

6/06/2010 11:31:00 AM  
Blogger kalm james said...

Congrats B,
will you be getting the flag tattoo?

6/06/2010 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous c-mon said...

congratssssss! i know what a long hard slog these things are...

6/06/2010 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger jec said...

Congratulations!!! What a wonderful thing. xo

6/07/2010 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of US! One of US!

6/10/2010 08:58:00 AM  

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