Bragging about My Parents and Country

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Yesterday my parents celebrated 58 years of marriage.

My parents are everything good about the USA, and I am a lucky man.

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Wednesday, May 19, 2010
By Andy Graham of


What can I Say?
I know, sense and feel that telling my great news interrupts the worlds desire to be cynical and jaded. Yes, it is possible to love and be love, and there are good people on the planet.

I cannot change the world, and when I hear stories about other families, I am grateful for mine.

I appreciate the USA, and I am grateful to be born in the USA. There is nothing that makes a person more grateful than to leave the USA and look back. I have never encountered better parents or country and maybe I know a little.

Bragging about My Parents and Country

Happy 58th anniversary Mr and Mrs. HoBo !

Nice job even if one is a HoBo.

Hope my kid can be as proud of his parents and nations someday as Andy is of his.

Bangkok update provided by Stickman


Andy , nothing wrong with mentioning good people, even if they happen to be your parents.
From a different generation - they had different views and beliefs- my parents have been married for over 60 years. An unusual accomplishment these days.
I am also happy to have been born in the U.S , but am extremely dissatisfied with the road the government has decided to take. That said, more people are going to be moving outside the U.S. , and suffering losses due to the new tax regulations on money movement outside the U.S.
Anything over $50,000 is taxed at 30 - your "privilege" for being born in the U.S. A little part of the health care bill that few people noticed.
Oh, and the fact the government now has access (legal - part of the "wonderful" health care bill) to all your financial records - to make sure you cannot pay for health care I suppose- freedoms and privacy in the U.S. are slowly disappearing.
Interesting comment about the headsets - thanks

Motorcycle Bob

Congrats. Yes, your parents do sound like all that is good and right about the USA. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Bob L


Congratulations to your Parents! I had to look twice as at first glance I thought I was looking at my own parents' anniversary picture ( married since March 1953 born in 1932 and 1933 ). I read Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation" and " A Long Way from Home- Growing Up in the American Heartland" which is all about our parents generation to those born in the 1920s and 1930s and growing up in midwestern, "middle of nowhere" USA as we both did. My wife and I have been together 26 years, married 24 years so hope we can make it to our 50th.

So Andy, how did an eligible bachelor like yourself survive staying single with such great role models as your parents when it comes to a life long happy marriage. My longest bachelor period was for 3 years so have been committed to one woman most of my life.