An English In Kentucky


















March 3rd 2010    Tim Candler

     Sometimes a good idea to get out of bed long before daybreak, drive ninety miles to the Customs House in Louisville to have fingerprints electronically photographed. 

    I was given an edition of "Learn About the United States, Quick Civics Lessons for the New Naturalization Test."   And so long as the FBI approves, I will be asked ten questions from a list of  one hundred questions.

    "What did Susan B. Anthony do?" "Who was President during World War I?"  "What Ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?" "Name one state that borders Canada?"

      But there were other more immediate questions from those closer to my heart.  "Were they nice to you?"  "Did they take prints from your short fingers?" "Why did you take your belt off to go through the metal detector?"  "What did the others look like?"

     We lingered awhile and then explored a short cut home.  Indeed a most refreshing experience. 

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