Our daughter is getting married on Aug. 6. Today was the fitting for her wedding dress. The lady who will do the alterations is an immigrant from Croatia. She was competent and sure of what she was doing.
We talked about bilingualism, being an immigrant, and how people react to her. She thinks that this area is very welcoming of foreigners. I do, too.
After all, we are a nation of immigrants. I myself grew up in an ethnic neighborhood where there were many first and second generation Finns and Croatians, all hard working people who came here to escape the insanity that was Europe during the 20th Century. They came so that they could have a better life for their children.
I am happy to meet new immigrants to our country. Welcome!