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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:06 PM
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4. I'm happy for my 80-year-old father
who along with his peers lived through all the prejudice...not being able to use a public swimming pool with his high school classmates, being kicked out of public parks, all of that.

I'm sorry my mother isn't here to witness it. She would've been so happy and would have just loved Obama like a proud mom would.

My father cried during Obama's speech on race, and I think of him and all the 'older generation' who put up with so much but had the chance to see this happen and I shed tears of happiness for them...and the ghosts of all those who suffered and were martyred before. It's pretty intense.
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