Thursday, October 29






I am not going to talk about my previous posts comments.. NOT TODAY...

Instead--- I DID IT. I can finally VOTE and serve Jury Duty :):):) I am an American Citizen.. ME and other 2000 people who were sitting there in one room with me.
My Friend Beth was with me... When we arrived in Pomona, people were already lined up. FInally, around 11.45 they started letting us in. First thing I had to do was give away MY GREEN CARD:( and we were handed tiny AMerican flag. Then we proceeded to ceremony room. Got seated. I set on third row. Up close and personal with Judge ;)
Gabriel and Beth had to stay behind and sit in visitors area.
Of course we had to repeat blablalbalba, , few things, then watch 2 wideos-- ONE Obamas Congrats to us, and the other video was America the Beautiful . And that was it..

During Ceremony something happened. WHile gabriel was standing up during the Pledge of allegiance, he put down his Ds( WELL, It was Reginas, and we were supposed to put it into her urn after we got home).. He put down his DS, while he said his Pledge, PEOPLE from behind took HIS DS and ran away.... :(:(:( I would not care much about DS, but since it had sentimental value to me, I felt very angry towards those cowards who would dare to steal from 8 year old boy during PLEDGE and JUDGE present ... Whoever did it , had no remorse. ( I hope I used this word right)..
Anyway, After I left the room, I had to pick up my Certificate from table 24 and , we headed home. TOmorrow I will go to costco to get my passport photos done and then go to Post office to apply for a passport..

I am soooo tired today. And sad .. I wore Reginas button to Naturalization ceremony....

11 comments:

KMGheno said...

So proud of you D!

Kathy said...

You spelled AND used the word correctly, so good for you.

Congratulations on being "official" US citizen!

liina said...

Palju onne :)

Joanna Hammond said...

Congratulations Diana! I love that last photo of you -- such a gorgeous smile!

Katrina said...

Congratulations! You continue to amaze us.

As for the thieves, I have a few more words: despicable, cowardly, un-American, outrageous, and not only did they have no remorse, they have no morals or sense of decency. So there!!

Anyway, I am so happy for your continuing journey as a citizen, now full-fledged, of this country. Yes, we are not perfect, but we keep trying. And we allow our citizens to be who they are. (well, we do hold them responsible for misdeeds - I know the miscreants who ripped you off at the ceremony will have their comeuppance, maybe not for this, but someday!!)

Love, Katrina

Patty said...

Congratulations, way to go. It's a shame there are so many inconsiderate people in the world. Like you said, to steal from your small son. Did those people also take the oath and become citizens? I hope not.

Deborah Estelle said...

Congrats! I'm so sorry about the DS being stolen... :(

People can be really unconsiderate at times... You NEVER know what something means to someone...

Congratulations again!

Robert said...

Way to go Diana. I can't wait to see you at the voting both.

Bobby Doran

Amanda said...

Congrats!!!

Andrea said...

Congratulations!!!!!! And for the person that stole the DS...what comes around,goes around..Karma!!! I know you dont know me,but I have been following your blog for sometime now.I am continuing to send my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.God Bless you hunny...
Andrea Bucker
Mishawaka,Indiana

The ParTea Planner said...

Congratulations Diana!!!! So happy and proud for you!!

I am sooooo sorry about the DS thing, that is awful and it is just violating to have something stolen that has sentimental value. It's happened to me too, and just breaks my heart when I think about it.

I hope KARMA bites them in the a**.

Risa