As the Day Approacheth...

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I don't want to go a bit overboard and crazy here, but Friday is a very special and much anticipated day for the Leete Family. I won't give it away now...this is just a teaser, but it involves:

a) The Federal Government, 

b) and some swearing.

(No, it has nothing to do with a Presidential campaign, wait, yes it does, sorta...)

I can neither confirm nor deny.

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Thanks everyone!

We showed up and waited in line for 2 hours, with all documentation, including the final letter from the I.N.S. with the appt date and time, and they had no certificate for him.

We waited and waited - it was like waiting for a pardon from the governor. It was extreme stress, for hours, and right on 11am they called him up, 63 anxious people were waiting to take the oath.

One lady there who escaped communism with her young son under the cover of darkness from Romania. There she was through all the struggles proud to become an American.  It was quite a group.

But alas, they got the approval, he was number 64. When they called his name he walked up to the federal judge and I saw them laughing and the judge slapping him on the back.  He came back, with a blank piece of paper. "It's in the mail" I guess the judge said.

Apparently they misplaced his cert, so he was not even in the lineup.

It's done.

Now he can register to vote.

Now he can gripe and complain alongside the rest of us. (It has never stopped him before, mind you, he is a resident, a tax payer and a contributor to the USA).

Here is the brand spankin' new American Citizen! https://twitter.com/InnkeeperVA/status/226427687965696000/photo/1/large

 

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A great day!  Congrats Tony! 

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America is my country and Australia is my hometown http://blog.claibornehouse.net/2012/01/america-is-my-country-and-australia-is.html

 

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 Congrats to Tony!!!

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 Wahhhh hooooo!  Congratulations!   

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That is so wonderful. He is a credit to all three of his countries!! Such a nice man!

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Congrats to you and yours

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Very exciting day for you!! Congratulations!! 

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Congrats to you all, I think I get it, a Leete now can/will be president of the USA?

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He can get up to state govner if he should wish though - ie Arnold Swartzineger

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camberleyhotelharrogate@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

He can get up to state govner if he should wish though - ie Arnold Swartzineger

Ja

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Bommelhoeve wrote:

Congrats to you all, I think I get it, a Leete now can/will be president of the USA?

Only the ones born here or born to US citizens living abroad.

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You're being audited by the IRS.   That would make me swear too. 

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I have no idea whats going on but am happy your happy!

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I am out of the loop too!  But if congratulations are in order I am sending them along to you!   

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It's a very special thing when one chooses to do it. A proud day all around! Congrats, an we look forward to some pictures!

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Congrats!  Hope you get to do some fun things while you're there!  Do you still have the list I sent?

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 Congrats to all the Leetes. 

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 YEAH, I can guess. Anxious to know if I am right. congrats!

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Very cool! So sounds like just in time for November, too!

I remember Nov. 1992 when we had a Swedish exchange student spending a year with us. The officials let him go into the voting booth with me and I let him cast my vote for President. (He voted for our then-Arkansas governor.) He was quite excited and luckily neither of us got arrested.

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Congrats!

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How wonderful and exciting!! IF I guessed correctly.

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