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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 02:11 PM

I have only a couple of sentences to say about the late Joan Mondale.

While I never met her, she always came across to me as a very genteel, warm and elegant lady.

In 1984, she put up with the media sanctioned unfair belittling of her husband with incredible grace and dignity.

She would have been a MUCH better FLOTUS than Nancy Reagan or either of the Bush stepfords.

RIP Mrs Mondale!

PEACE!

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Reply I have only a couple of sentences to say about the late Joan Mondale. (Original post)
MarianJack Feb 2014 OP
CitizenLeft Feb 2014 #1
MarianJack Feb 2014 #7
progressoid Feb 2014 #2
glinda Feb 2014 #4
geardaddy Feb 2014 #5
MarianJack Feb 2014 #8
geardaddy Feb 2014 #3
MarianJack Feb 2014 #9
frazzled Feb 2014 #6
MarianJack Feb 2014 #10
Gothmog Feb 2014 #11
MarianJack Feb 2014 #13
democrat2thecore Feb 2014 #12
MarianJack Feb 2014 #14

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 02:29 PM

1. Amen.

And peace and comfort to the Mondale family.

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Response to CitizenLeft (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:09 PM

7. Yes!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 02:33 PM

2. "Joan of Art"







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Response to progressoid (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 03:45 PM

4. Yes, Joan of Art....lovely pics.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 04:46 PM

5. Love the top one with Wendy Anderson.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:10 PM

8. Yes, art matters.

She understood that...teabaggers don't.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 03:10 PM

3. RIP Mrs. Mondale.

I hope you find comfort with your dear departed daughter Eleanor, another shining star.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:11 PM

9. Eleanor WAS lovely!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 05:15 PM

6. I did meet her ...

several times, and she was very genteel, warm, and elegant. But also very down to earth, very smart, and very practical.

I wish we could all take a moment to remember a time in this country, before the culture wars, when art really had a place in the national discussion. One of the things that attracted me (perhaps wrongly, but whatever) to Wesley Clark back in 2004 was his (very sincere) attempt to put the arts back in the national discussion. Part of his platform was to bring back individual artist's grants to the NEA (part of the wreckage of the Gingrich revolution), and I remember him giving an eloquent talk about how we shouldn't neglect what he called "the soul" of our nation.

Joan Mondale understood that soul, and dedicated her life to supporting the arts and American artists. And she was an accomplished potter in her own right.

She'll certainly be missed. Warm and elegant lady, indeed.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:12 PM

10. Thank you for sharing.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:14 PM

11. May she rest in peace

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:20 PM

13. Yes, RIP!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:15 PM

12. See this short DFL Film Tribute here (inside)

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Response to democrat2thecore (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:21 PM

14. Thank you,also, for sharing.

PEACE!

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