4. YES! I am a very proud American.
To have been born elsewhere 'd have been catastrofic.
David, David, David... surely that's a little over the top. 'Catastrofic'? Really?
Yea; I had kinda a close call:
when my uncle was 12, he got into a quarrel with his father,
my grandfather, over proper English table manners,
in consequence whereof, he was hurled out of the house.
However, he had been born in NYC in 19OO, during a year-long honeymoon
of my grandparents.
Accordingly, he was an American citizen by birthright.
He told me that he got on a ship (fortunately, he did not choose The Titanic
and he came to NY. About 15 years later, the rest of my family, including my mother,
followed him & became naturalized citizens & I was born in NY.
Ergo, I was perilously close to being an Englishman; scary.
I owe my citizenship to my uncle's refusal
to knuckle under.