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Sun Jun 6, 2021, 09:44 PM

I cry a lot

I'm not sad. I'm moved.

I'm watching The Kennedy Center Honors. Mary Chapin Carpenter and Emmylou Harris singing "We Shall Overcome" touched my heart.

I always enjoy The Kennedy Center Honors. I love hearing the stories of the honorees.

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Reply I cry a lot (Original post)
Rorey Jun 6 OP
Rorey Jun 6 #1
CountAllVotes Jun 6 #2
Rorey Jun 6 #3
CountAllVotes Jun 6 #4
wnylib Jun 7 #9
ailsagirl Jun 7 #11
electric_blue68 Jun 7 #15
electric_blue68 Jun 6 #5
whathehell Jun 7 #12
wnylib Jun 7 #13
electric_blue68 Jun 7 #14
electric_blue68 Jun 7 #16
DelMar dem Jun 7 #6
burrowowl Jun 7 #8
cilla4progress Jun 7 #7
lpbk2713 Jun 7 #10

Response to Rorey (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 09:47 PM

1. Dick Van Dyke is 95!!!

I've always liked him. Always smiling.

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Response to Rorey (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 10:35 PM

2. Today is the day the RFK was shot and killed

Many of us are still crying.

This is the day that America died IMO.





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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 10:41 PM

3. ...

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Response to Rorey (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 11:09 PM

4. Have we lost all that was good?



I was alive when both of them were assassinated.

I did not know what the word meant but I sure figured it out awfully fast!

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:22 AM

9. Your question about losing all that was good

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reminds me of the song Abraham, Martin, and John. I get chills and tears every time I hear it.

"Didn't you love the things that they stood for?
Didn't they try to find some good for you and me?"

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Response to wnylib (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:43 AM

11. That song gets me every time

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Response to wnylib (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 01:41 AM

15. Oh. Yeah...

and when he adds Bobby in there....

definitely some tears on the rare occasion I hear it on the radio. 😔

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Response to Rorey (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 11:15 PM

5. It will probably always hurt.

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I do love the Kennedy Center Honors, and have caught
some of them through the years! 💖

I remember being delightfully shocked when they honored
Pete Townshend, and Roger Daltrey!
I should look up the list.

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:46 AM

12. Yep..

I was 13 years old when JFK was murdered and 18 when Bobby was killed five years later.
Heartbreaking and never to be forgotten.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 01:23 AM

13. Same here, except I had just turned

14 before JFK's assassination. I was home sick from school but felt well enough by noon to move from my bedroom to the living room couch. I was watching TV when the first bulletin broke in about possible shots fired in Dallas. Watched the whole thing unfold on TV.

I did not meet my husband until 10 years later. One day, almost 20 years after the JFK murder, my husband and I watched Camelot on TV. When it came to the part at the end, which had so often been quoted in association with Kennedy, we both welled up with tears.

Then when John Jr.'s body was found with his wife after their plane crashed, I was at work. A coworker and I were on a break, watching it on TV when she suddenly grabbed my hands and said, "OMG! I just can't believe that John-John is gone now too."

Those lives and deaths affected all of us for many years.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 01:30 AM

14. I was

10 for JFK.
I didn't quite get what we had lost, just that you don't do that kind of thing.

At 15 for RFK.
Since I had started to pay attention to politics around at 12 I knew a whole lot of what we
had lost! 😔

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 01:46 AM

16. that almost looks like a funeral/mass card....

(only guess it's possible because my parents have passed, and we had those made -and it's the text side format that looks familiar.)

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Response to Rorey (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:02 AM

6. Spoiler

"We Shall Overcome" was beautiful and touching. Unfortunately, the camera shot of Garth Brooks in the audience also included Joe Manchin, singing along. Today, of all days, seeing him sing that anthem was like a slap in the face.

The Kennedy Center Honors show is always wonderful, and they did a nice job with the production, but I'm really looking forward to next year, with Joe and Jill seated in a place of honor in front of a packed theater.

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Response to DelMar dem (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:19 AM

8. Hopefully Manchin will get 'religion'.

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Response to Rorey (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:05 AM

7. Did you see Manchin

singing along???!!!

Gack.

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Response to Rorey (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:27 AM

10. It was good to see and hear Gladys Knight.



She still has a beautiful voice. There's no one like her.




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