Dumelang! ( I greet you) My name is Carol McCullar and I hail from South Africa. I have been living here in Minneapolis for the past 18 months. One thinks that the movies are sufficient to teach you all about the American way of life! Nothing can prepare you for what awaits you once you have undressed at the port of entry, had your blood drawn, finger prints taken, grandmother’s first boyfriend’s name and address noted and all the rest done. You walk through the little opening –at customs praying that you don’t trigger any alarms because of the 12 stones you took from your mother’s grave, securely pinned with a safety pin in your luggage. Once through- you smile! “I am an American!” you think to yourself!