Jimmy Three Pieces has an idea on filling Rod Paige’s job at the U.S. Education Department.
He also chats with his hair stylist, an immigrant from Thailand.
She came here at age 16, and knew no English. There were no ESL classes, she explained, so she learned it on her own. She was very apologetic for the quality of her English, and I assured her she spoke it better than half the natives –- a fact proved a few minutes later when she said she had recently gone back to Thailand to research her ancestors, and “learn about our family genealogy.”
Her daughter was at the University of Minnesota: pre-med.
It still happens, all the time. That land of opportunity thing.
We’re getting a 44-person troupe of Cuban musicians and dancers.