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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 04:31 AM
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95. I understand.
I have already lived in interesting times.

I saw the first Kennedy assassinated at fifteen.

I lived through the civil rights, Viet Nam and Watergate years.

I raised my children to understand history. I raised them never to forget their roots in a union and Democratic family. I raised them to be activists when necessary.

But I was relieved that they came of age during the Clinton years. What parent does not want things to be easier for their children? I did not want them to live in interesting times.

I suppose I will die on my way to a county Democratic committee meeting, writing another letter to the editor, or heading to Washington for another march. I will die disgusted that my children will be fighting for what we thought we had already won. Interesting times have made me tired and old.
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