March 14th, 2020

Fernley

Counting as Nevadans

Ten years ago, Lisa lived on her parents' property in Mehama, Oregon, and I was living in a small studio apartment near what is now the North 1st Street Holiday Inn in San Jose. That's where we've been counted toward those respective places' legislative representation and will continue to do so until the 2020 census is complete. Last night, we sat down and completed our census reply. We (like most people) only have the short form response, giving our ages and ethnicity. Inasmuch as I'm not a registered member of any Native American tribe despite having native ancestry through both my parents, I only check the "White" box. I don't recall being asked last time to give the "where from" part under "White," which is complicated. (Most of my ancestry is pre-American Revolution, although I have a great-great-grandfather who immigrated to the USA from Ireland.) I answered it "English-Scottish-Irish-German," which covers everything I know.

Anyway, for the next ten years at least, we'll count toward Nevada (I expect the state to pick up at least one representative in Congress) and what is currently Fernley City Council Ward 1.
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