Today my mom and dad (81.5 and 83.5 y.o. correspondingly) passed the naturalization test.

Mike56 2012/04/24 01:11:37
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They never learned
English until recently. At school, they learned
German, but father had to skip the middle school years, because it was WWII and
he had to work for life (his older brothers were drafted and two of them died on
the battlefields.

They started learning
English in their late 70s, 5 years ago. Once they realized they would face the
examiners, they intensified their preparations. They were using the computer,
printed materials, tape recorder, etc. Two elderly
American volunteers would come to help.
They learned all the materials and now have much better knowledge of the American basics
than average Americans. Consider the age.

And I want to tell
you, who are spreading the crap about "impossibility to learn English" and
opposing to declaring English an official language - you are wrong. If my old
people could do it, younger guys and gals can do it for sure. Just use some will.

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  • Flor de Luna 2012/04/24 04:55:35
    You are right, Mike
    Flor de Luna
    Very nice! Congratulations to them ♥
  • RobHom 2012/04/24 01:30:44
    You are right, Mike
    Mike, give them my BEST!! And tell them I am proud to have them as fellow countrymen!!
    They embody the true spirit of a real immigrant to America that wants to be an American!!
    My wish for them is that they live many, many more years in good health to enjoy their new citizenship!!!!
  • Mike56 RobHom 2012/04/24 20:15:52
    thank you, Rob, I'll tell them
  • RobHom Mike56 2012/04/24 23:13:35
    Please do!!

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