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Freddie

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August 10, 2012

38 years ago today...

Some of us are old enough to remember.
Richard M. Nixon became the only President ever to resign from office.

I was a few weeks away from starting my freshman year of college and leaving home for the first time. My parents were teachers and were home, and I remember watching the speech with them and watching Nixon board the plane and do his final "victory salute" or whatever that gesture was.

I was only 17 and not really interested in politics, and had been tuning out the whole Watergate thing for months. But I also remember a feeling of profoundness at watching history being made.

After the speech I went to my room and turned on the radio. This song was playing:

Come on people, now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now
Anyone else have memories of that day?

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