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Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:17 PM

12/7/41, 4/12/45, 5/8/45, 8/15/45, 9/11/01, today

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My mother has seen many good and bad things..I am lucky,grateful & blessed she is here today, 11/22/13. Go hug your parents if you can...she has lived through so many times, bad, & good. History is us. **and I'd be happy to keep my mom here to 2023**

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Reply 12/7/41, 4/12/45, 5/8/45, 8/15/45, 9/11/01, today (Original post)
irisblue Nov 2013 OP
Skittles Nov 2013 #1
irisblue Nov 2013 #3
pinboy3niner Nov 2013 #4
irisblue Nov 2013 #8
Skittles Nov 2013 #12
CFLDem Nov 2013 #2
nutsnberries Nov 2013 #6
irisblue Nov 2013 #7
CFLDem Nov 2013 #9
irisblue Nov 2013 #13
former9thward Nov 2013 #10
irisblue Nov 2013 #15
cynatnite Nov 2013 #5
XRubicon Nov 2013 #11
Elwood P Dowd Nov 2013 #14
Lugnut Nov 2013 #16

Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:18 PM

1. fix that last date

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:34 PM

3. oops

fixed

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Response to irisblue (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:37 PM

4. Check the last date in your subject line. nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:55 PM

8. arrgh! fat finger syndrome

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Response to irisblue (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:01 PM

12. a lovely sentiment

my mum passed away a couple of years ago - she was a WWII survivor and an Obama fan

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:20 PM

2. Question

 

What's so important about the dates in. '45?

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Response to CFLDem (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:38 PM

6. i know that 4/12/45

was the day FDR died.

My parents were newlyweds, married on 4/8 but that can't be the importance of that date(4/8/45) to the OP... They're both still alive and married. I hug them often.

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Response to CFLDem (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:54 PM

7. President Roosevelt died, End of war in Europe, end of war in Japan

Roosevelt was the 32nd American President from 1933-1945. He brought us through the 1st Great Depression, past the attack on Pearl Harbor, through almost all of WWII. During his will never be matched 16 year history as the American President his administration created Social Security, he established the Tennessee Valley Authority, which helped expand the electrical grid across the central US, during his administration created the CCC, civilian conservation corps, my grandfather worked there and from his salary saved enough, so he could marry my grandmother and create my mother. Among other things the CCC made most of the national parks sidewalks and railings so few fell into the Grand Canyon for decades. He and his policies truly pissed off the republicans for decades. And many other events that affect the US until this century. (no snark here, it was a long time past)

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Response to irisblue (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:58 PM

9. Thanks

 

It's kind of strange that for people my age, 12/7 is just another day. Weird that 9/11 will be the same one day.

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Response to CFLDem (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:08 PM

13. I heard on NPR a 17 year old speaking

for her, 9/11/01 was the 12/7/41 of her generation. That got me thinking on this. My mom was 7 1/2 in Detroit when they heard about the bombing at Pearl Harbor. That young woman was just over 5 in Texas when the WTC fell. Huge memory markers.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 09:59 PM

10. WW II Europe did not end 4/8/45

It was 5/8/45

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Response to former9thward (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:20 PM

15. fixed...oops

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:00 PM

11. Both of my parents are not here...

Good advice.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:16 PM

14. My mother would be almost 95 if she was still with us.

We lost her last year. She would often talk about voting the first time for FDR in 1940, FDR Fireside Chats on the radio, when she heard about Pearl Harbor, and the joy of WWII ending knowing that Dad would finally be coming home.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 01:52 AM

16. My mother used to talk about 8/15/45 and all the celebrations that were going on.

My dad was already snookered when a few people from the coal patch town where we lived decided to go to the nearby town to join the bigger celebration. She was 8 months pregnant with me but she had to drive Dad and a few other partiers to town. She could barely fit behind the steering wheel but off they went to party some more with a bigger crowd. We lost Mother in 2010 but I'll always remember some of her stories about Pearl Harbor and WWII.

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