El Monte couple celebrates 61 years o...

El Monte couple celebrates 61 years of love

There are 13 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Sep 2, 2009, titled El Monte couple celebrates 61 years of love. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

El Monte residents Albert and Isabel Phillips, both 84, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary last month.

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Claudia Palma

Citrus Heights, CA

#1 Sep 15, 2009
"Being a humble man, Albert never brought up the medals he was supposed to get for his years in the service, until one day his daughter found out about them and decided to do a little research."
*** It was not his daughters, who found out about his medals. It was his granddaughter Jayme Clinger, daughter of Richard & Sharon Clinger, who discover the history about the medals.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#2 Sep 15, 2009
Was Albert an American citizen? Or did he obtain he citizenship thru marriage to Isabel?

For we all know how these Europeans are.
BAy-bEE dOLL

United States

#3 Sep 19, 2009
Aawww that's true love!!
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#4 Sep 19, 2009
BAy-bEE dOLL wrote:
Aawww that's true love!!
Or convenience for the European had lots to gain!
Factchecker

Eugene, OR

#5 Sep 19, 2009
Jorge wrote:
Was Albert an American citizen? Or did he obtain he citizenship thru marriage to Isabel?
For we all know how these Europeans are.
Or did Isabel marry him for access to the Post Exchange? Is that how Puerto Ricans are?

He was from Chicago, maybe even born there. Maybe he was a natural born citizen of the US?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#6 Sep 19, 2009
Factchecker wrote:
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Or did Isabel marry him for access to the Post Exchange? Is that how Puerto Ricans are?
He was from Chicago, maybe even born there. Maybe he was a natural born citizen of the US?
From Chicago? Are you sure?

Isabel is an American citizen; some women are so naive.
Factchecker

Eugene, OR

#7 Sep 20, 2009
Jorge wrote:
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From Chicago? Are you sure?
Isabel is an American citizen; some women are so naive.
"Albert, a young man of Dutch and Irish descent from Chicago..."

http://www.sgvtribune.com/highlanders/ci_1325...
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#8 Sep 20, 2009
Factchecker wrote:
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"Albert, a young man of Dutch and Irish descent from Chicago..."
http://www.sgvtribune.com/highlanders/ci_1325...
I was pulling your leg, for old times sakes. How's your health, friend? Hope the change had brought the expected improvement .

Jorge

When you answer, please tell me about your impressions on Oregon's political landscape. What makes the headlines, over there?

In the Immigration forum, there's this guy that goes by "Disgusted with Oregon". I asked him, why did the he go by that name and he came forward a "string" of complaints agaisnt life in that state...
NOT REALLY

Bear, DE

#9 Sep 20, 2009
Jorge wrote:
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I was pulling your leg, for old times sakes. How's your health, friend? Hope the change had brought the expected improvement .
Jorge
When you answer, please tell me about your impressions on Oregon's political landscape. What makes the headlines, over there?
In the Immigration forum, there's this guy that goes by "Disgusted with Oregon". I asked him, why did the he go by that name and he came forward a "string" of complaints agaisnt life in that state...
What was complaint #1? There are too many Puerto Ricans living there that don't pay federal taxes? LOL.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#10 Sep 20, 2009
NOT REALLY wrote:
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What was complaint #1? There are too many Puerto Ricans living there that don't pay federal taxes? LOL.
Nah! that I was questioning this obssesion Americans have of bringing their European roots, instead of saying "I'm just American".

The article is about this elderly couple, in which the lady states that she's Puerto Rican (not American of Puerto Rican roots or from Puerto Rico, as if Puerto Rico were a different citizenship) and the gentleman state that he "has Dutch and Irish roots".

Never understood this "last name, many Americans, especially of European origin, use".

If an American of any Latin American root, celebrates its heritage then "he/she is un American and resists the integration".

Double standard, if I may add.

Jorge
NOT REALLY

Bear, DE

#11 Sep 20, 2009
Jorge wrote:
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Nah! that I was questioning this obssesion Americans have of bringing their European roots, instead of saying "I'm just American".
The article is about this elderly couple, in which the lady states that she's Puerto Rican (not American of Puerto Rican roots or from Puerto Rico, as if Puerto Rico were a different citizenship) and the gentleman state that he "has Dutch and Irish roots".
Never understood this "last name, many Americans, especially of European origin, use".
If an American of any Latin American root, celebrates its heritage then "he/she is un American and resists the integration".
Double standard, if I may add.
Jorge
Tienes razon.
Factchecker

Eugene, OR

#12 Sep 22, 2009
Jorge wrote:
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When you answer, please tell me about your impressions on Oregon's political landscape. What makes the headlines, over there?
The state is politically bisected by a mountain range. Sound familiar? The East is Republican/conservative; the West is Democratic/liberal.

This state's politics is about environmentalism. It is the cleanest place I have ever lived. But socially, it is extremely libertarian on both sides of the mountains. The libertarianism is much different on the opposing sides of the mountains. On the conservative side, libertarianism is rooted in property rights. On the liberal side, libertarianism is rooted in civil rights.

But the state is extremely homogeneous. There are relatively few people of color here--much fewer than the national average. This is historically rooted--immigration has been discouraged here for decades. This attitude was exacerbated when Californians started to move here in the 60's.

The economy is in shambles because the past has been based on the lumber industry. That industry is in trouble here--it belongs to the rain forests in the tropics that are being destroyed due to the cheap labor and ease of exploitation.
Granddaughter

Citrus Heights, CA

#13 Aug 9, 2012
My grandfather was born and raised in the United States. My grandmother was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She did not marry my grandfather for US Citizenship since Puerto Rico is considered a U.S. Territory.
My grandmother is very proud of her heritage and will tell anyone she meets how proud she is to be from Puerto Rico.
"Americans" are made up of many different cultures. Obviously you have never lived in the states or you would have seen many different cultures celebrating their heritage. I have never heard someone tell them that they are un-American because they celebrate their heritage.
My grandparents love story ended last year when my grandfather passed away due to cancer.
I wonder about people now days and how ignorant and stupid they can be.

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