My American story started when in 1960 my father accepted a job in Wilmington MA and we moved from Canada to the United States. There were six children and my parents. While we did not have to overcome language barriers per se, there was still the stigma of being different to contend with. Many of our new neighbors asked us if we had electricity in Canada and if we still rode around in horse and buggy. Some people then and still today do not think of Canada as a foreign country. After attending public schools I joined the U S Navy during the Vietnam War. After my service I used my G I Bill benefits to obtain a college degree and buy a home. My wife and I have been married for 45 years. We have one son who is a very successful engineer. None of this would have been possible had we not come to America. Living the dream.