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#heyjohnkelly #DearJohnKelly @CleverTitleTK @pronounced_ing This is part of the home village of one of my grandparents in Japan. Both sets of grandparents came to the US knowing little to no English over 100 years ago. 1/7
One set of grandparents met in the Philippines where my grandfather worked for the US Army Quartermaster as a cook. He learned some English and came to the US. 2/7
They worked with George Shima (look that up for immigrant success stories) growing potatoes in the Sacramento River Delta. Those grandparents eventually started a nursery in Sawtelle (near LA) before losing everything in the Great Depression. 3/7
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The Wife's fam are immigrants.
So tonight we were talking about #JohnKelly.

I am imagining #MothersDay with the fam all together & The Wife's mother, whose parents were a carpenter & a lacemaker who didn't speak English. The Wife's mother is a painter & retired art professor.
#JohnKelly's xenophobia & racism are over-the-top, even for someone in the Trump administration. How can someone who lost a child be so cavalier about children being separated from their mothers? How can he claim immigrants can't assimilate? How do Trump's people talk like this?
My father's mother was from Sweden, never went to school past 5th grade. Her husband, my grandfather, never went past 8th. She took in washing, he was a photographer. They were both functionally illiterate.

My father won a scholarship to an Ivy League college.
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