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March 1, 2013

Looking back: the long reach of time

My mother's very first memory was of being frightened by booming noises -- guns? cannon? fireworks? -- while being held aloft above a crowd to view a New York harbor filled with ships. She wept and her parents comforted her. The year was 1918, and she was four years old, and they told her there was no reason to cry because it was a happy occasion: the end of the Great War. -- neo-neocon

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 1, 2013 8:58 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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