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It's the little things that matter. One little thing we, who have lived away hear too infrequently is "welcome home."  In 35 years of travelling and living abroad, I can recall only once being welcomed home (other than by family), and that by an exceptional immigration officer.  I will never forget that little act of thoughtfulness.

So, welcome home Mr. Jones.  I'm happy to have you back.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Mon Jan 29th, 2007 at 12:29:22 PM EST
In 35 years of travelling and living abroad, I can recall only once being welcomed home (other than by family), and that by an exceptional immigration officer.

You know what.  For all the bad reputation U.S. customs/immigration has (often deservedly so), I totally agree: when that officer flips through your passport, puts the stamp in it, and returns it to you with a "Welcome home," it does make you feel good.

Good luck with your new venture State-side, Drew.

I encourage you to go shopping more. -- George W. Bush

by marco on Tue Jan 30th, 2007 at 12:27:18 AM EST
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