Saturday, June 02, 2007

Making Friends

Yesterday, while visiting my father, I met a woman who's husband is in the same care facility. Curiosity about her accent led me to inquire about her nation of origin. My guess of Russia was incorrect; she was Polish. Of course, she immigrated to the US after she was liberated from Berger-Belsen by American troops.

Of course, once I heard that, I was hooked. Wanda was forced labor in a Nazi munitions factory. Just. Amazing. That I met her.

Wanda experienced both Nazism and Communism. Lucky her, huh?

Long story short, you've never met anyone who loves America, and freedom, more than someone who liberated by American soldiers. Who thinks that the US, bar none, is the greatest country on the planet.