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As Long as We Remember...

October 6, 2010

Things I like about North America

Tom McLaughlin

 by Suriani binti Sahari


[Editor’s Note: Suriani, Tom McLaughlin's wife, has completed her first trip to America. They are flying home today. Here is a list of some of her favorite things, most of which are not found in Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia, where she is from, and where she and Tom live.]


Cowboys in Malta, Montana;

Beaches along the Atlantic Ocean;

Chimneys in Nipigon, Ontario;

The Great Frederick Fair;

My step-daughter on the prairies;

Salads with blue cheese dressing;

Leaves in autumn;

Outlet shopping malls;

Wide choices of everything in stores;

My husband’s friends;

Cleanliness of public restrooms;

Cool weather;

Ocean City’s Boardwalk;

Freight trains rumbling across Montana;

Boating on Lake Superior

Dinosaur displays in museums;

S’ mores around a campfire;

Long sunrises and sunsets;

Deer and antelope on the range;

Real American diner cooking;

Orchards of Smithsburg, Maryland;


Old homes in Middletown, Maryland;

Prices at Wal-Mart;

Watching the Raptors;

Sea gulls;

Montana steaks;

Turner Classic Movies;

Big pumpkins;

Sweet maize on the cob;



Halloween decorations;

The Old Merry Go Round on the O.C. Boardwalk;

Real Ice cream;

Maryland crab cakes;

Pasta at Carabas;

Chipmunks in North Ontario;

Gambrill State Park;

Ponies of Assateague Island;

Roaring fireplaces in Canada;

Poetry at the Frederick Coffee Company; and

Performer Tomy Wright.



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