A Canadian Visit Memory

April 22, 221 –

While living in Akron, OH, our family took two trips to Canada. On the second trip, we visited one of the most famous waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls. Our first trip was to Kitchener.

We were prepared for our first international travel. We had our driver’s license, birth certificates, social security numbers, marriage certificate, and a mailing envelope showing our home address.

My wife was driving when we arrived at the Canadian border crossing. When it was our turn to cross, the border guard asks, “Citizenship?” Suzanne answered, “No, thank you.” The guard again asked, “Citizenship?” For the second time, my wife replied, “No, thank you.”

Then it dawned on us; the border guard was asking where our citizenship was, not did we want to become Canadian citizens?