Welcome to America, Catherine (Updated)

Catherine at a St. Louis tea party rally in 2009.

Several years ago while on a business trip to Asia my twin brother Joe met a lovely woman from China. Catherine lived in Shenzhen, the modern mainland city outside of Hong Kong. Catherine was raised in a rural community not far from Wuhan. Her family was not rich. They did not have indoor plumbing. They lived in a small home, raised chickens and farmed a small plot of land. When Catherine was old enough and brave enough she left her rural community and moved to Shenzhen. She found a job and lived in a tiny apartment.

Joe and Catherine were married in 2008 and then Catherine moved to America. She went to night school for English lessons and worked at a Sam’s Club, not because she needed to but because she wanted to. She wanted to contribute.

This morning my sister-in-law Catherine will be sworn in as a US citizen in downtown St. Louis.

She’s very excited.

Catherine (on right) with Dana Loesch and a friend from Japan at a gun shop in 2011.

Dana gave Catherine a wonderful shout-out today on her radio show.
Thank you, Dana!

Congratulations, Catherine.
And welcome to America.

UPDATE: It’s official.
Catherine and 51 others took the oath this morning in downtown St. Louis.

Here’s Catherine with friends Charlie and Rachel before the ceremony.


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  • dba_vagabond_trader

    Welcome Catherine, we need many more citizens like you!

    Oh yes, almost forgot, Merry Christmas!

  • Godzilla

    Beautiful story, beautiful woman.

  • Cobalt-Blue

    Welcome to America, Catherine. You are becoming part of the greatest experiment in human history.

  • Exile1981

    Too bad she wasn’t sworn in before the election.

  • http://www.alottatalk.com GregInSeattle

    Congratulations, and welcome. I know the system it tough to navigate, so thank you for doing it all on the up-and-up!

  • http://teachx3sblog.wordpress.com/ TeachX3

    Congratulations Catherine!! What a blessing today must be for you… all that hard work you have done, today that accomplishment is celebrated! Merry Christmas too 😀

  • George

    Welcome and Merry Christmas!!

  • MamaTod

    Congratulations and welcome to the United States of America. May your years here be long, happy, and blessed.

  • Noovuss

    Too bad she she got here late to see what was once great.

  • Jet Jaguar

    So glad you are here, Catherine! May God’s face shine upon you!

  • Donna S

    I love this story. Catherine you are now a citizen of the greatest country on earth. Welcome and prosper. : )

  • bigL

    yay, congrats…you worked hard to get all that done in 3 yrs..(worked! don’t tell the obamanites)

  • CardiClan

    Congratulations, Catherine, and welcome to what’s left of the good ole USofA!

  • Fidget

    Well done, Catherine, and congratulations on your citizenship! Thank you for following the law and doing things the right way. I am proud to call you a fellow American. Welcome!

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  • DANEgerus

    WELCOME!!! A true American!

  • n.a. palm

    WELCOME HOME!!!!!!!! May God bless you.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    I certainly hope that by the time 2016 rolls around there will still be something left for her to enjoy.

  • Conservative Femme

    Congratulations, Catherine, and God Bless you! I know you will be successful in all your endeavors. You, my dear, renew my hope for our country and its people. Best Wishes and Merry Christmas.