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To: Daffynition
Wow, this sounds like a rallying leaflet to attend an SEIU meeting!

I was born in a 'burb of Boston in 1948. I awoke around '53 or 4.

I ran away when I was somewhere in the 8 or 9 age area and I remember my older brother ( 14? 15? )had a cop stop the Mueen Mary I was on because he suspected I had taken a joy ride to Dedham, but had to turn around and come back to where I started (It's complicated unless you understand 1960's Boston area public transportation)

(A queen Mary is the yellow/orange trolley of the time)

Anyway .. I love Rockwell's art and his ability to capture about 95% of my childhood.

18 posted on 05/09/2012 2:09:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf; massmike
I should apologize, b/c I should have kept those remarks to myself, instead of peeing in the punch of massmike's nice thread.

I too loved, Rockwell and the idealistic America he depicted.

The New England we grew up in was of stay-at-home moms, sandlot baseball, and neighbors who knew you and homemade apple pie.

The cop depicted [RIP] probably knew you *and* your parents.

The America we have evolved into, is one that has cops padding their retirement, children being snatched from their homes and families desperate to cling to the *American Dream*, that is broken at every turn.

Yes, I'm angry, skeptical, jaded and disappointed. "I painted the way I would like life to be." ~N. Rockwell.

I can hope and dream. I miss Rockwell's America.

19 posted on 05/09/2012 4:00:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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