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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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To: Daffynition
You're redeemed, Daff.

I think one of the hardest elements of getting older is the difference between memories of then and the reality of now.

20 posted on 05/09/2012 4:07:33 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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