[Homestead] It's almost over
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 2 22:18:26 EST 2008
Rob; thanks for saying what I was thinking. I have far more respect for
someone who refused to be involved in a war we had no business being
in...and for me, that's every war since WWII.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Walton" <waltonrp at gmail.com>
To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] It's almost over
> It's funny to see how people have judged presidential candidates on
> their service or lack of it since Clinton. He was the first president
> that came of age in the 1960s.
> I was a kid in the 60s, came into my teens in the 70s. Ever since I
> remember, dodging the draft was a good thing. Sometimes I guess I'm in
> my own world, but it's still funny to hear people talk about that
> being a bad thing. Being a child of people that went back to the land
> in the 60s, I just grew up thinking that burning drat cards was a
> brave thing to do.
> It's really funny to hear people my parents age (old hippies) talk
> about how Clinton or Bush didn't serve. Wasn't that what they admired
> in the 60s? I guess not everyone did or they just forgot.
> I remember being 16 or so and a lot of the thought me and my friends
> had was what a hard act our generation had to follow with the hippies
> and the 60s and all. I don't think we did any better. I guess becoming
> Yuppies was just as bad as being at the cusp and then forgetting you
> ever got there.
> Rob - Va
> Glad I did not do the Yuppie thing.
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