Our friend Daniela Imre, whose photos and commentary appear here on occasion, and who owns the father of our pups, became a citizen of the USA today. It was the first time Libby and I had ever attended such a ceremony, and we found it extremely moving.
Daniela was born in Israel, is a veteran of their army, came to the US, got a master’s in architecture at Harvard, practiced around the country, got another degree in education, and moved to Magdalena where she has worked on the (…difficult) Alamo reservation for three years. In the photo above she is flanked by the judge who swore her in (right) and another judge who spoke, a woman who was born in Pakistan, came to the US at 12, moved around the world with her parents, went to Marymount in NY, ran a restaurant in Taos, and is now an appeals court judge here. (I think I skipped a few things there). You can always try something new in the US.
And here she is with her new flag!