post # 100 — June 7, 2006 — a General post
For my 100th post, a day of major celebration!
Today, at 12 noon, I go to Faneuil Hall in Boston to take my oath to become a citizen of the United States of America.
Thank you, America!
I take my oath in memory of my English parents, Alf and Bertha, who encouraged me to pursue my dreams and abilities, wherever they took me.
In memory of my aunts, Paula and Betty, US citizens since just after World War II, for inviting a very innocent teenager to spend the summers with them and first introducing me to the wonders of this fabulous country.
Thanks to Jim Heskett, Bob Hayes and (the late) Daryl Wyckoff who guided me through my studies at Harvard Business School, keeping the faith (when I had none) that I would graduate, and for helping me win a position on the faculty of the school in later years, thus enabling me to build a career in the US.
And a universe of thanks to Kathy, my very American wife, for everything and more.