We arrived in America with a few boxes of possessions. We had to hire furniture, which was going to take a week to arrive. One of our new neighbours asked if we were going to be in on a particular night when they planned to all cook us a meal. Several neighbours also turned up with various bits and pieces of furniture for us to borrow.
I will never forget the kindness which was shown to us. Thirty years later one of my American neighbours is still one of my dearest friends.
America has always held a special place in my heart and when you are sad, I am sad with you.