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Three of the Original Group - Livin' the Good Life

Jul. 9th, 2012

08:46 pm - Three of the Original Group

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We've been at this a long time. I've been watching fireworks with these women and their families for twenty years. Our children played together on this field after the last fireworks were shot, the blinding stadium lights went on, and people started packing up and leaving, year after year until our oldest ones were all grown up. Our families were often the last ones there because we were having such a good time. Now one of these women brings her grandchildren and her youngest son, the other, the last of her teens. Someday, I'll bring Ollie.
There is something very special to me about the WHOLE TOWN showing up for an event. The huge field is swarming with people. These people would not normally gather together like this. Too many differences. But in this case, we are all Americans sharing the same country. We CAN agree on that. That's why we show up and sit peacefully together on this field every year. It's extraordinary, really.