The CEO of the Certina Watch Corp. at that time was my Uncle Hans, and on a business trip he stopped by on his return to Switzerland from Hawaii. We showed him the North Shore of Long Island and he said it was one of the most beautiful places he’d seen. So we compare nicely to Switzerland and Hawaii!
To top it all off, at an English teachers’ convention, one of the teachers told me I had a North Shore accent. This was the same teacher who not only recognized that I was from New York, but also from Long Island. Shades of My Fair Lady! Maybe he had that ability, because my name tag gave no indication of my origin.
The universe is a magnificent creation. But to be able to discern such minutiae as the way a person intones his a’s and o’s gives proof that there’s more to it than meets the eye or ear. Praised be the Creator!