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Response to Octafish (Reply #96)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:28 PM

98. I was born in '63, the year of the coup.

I remember growing up and going to school in '69 shortly before the moon landings and in the heat of the Vietnam War. My brother was in the lottery or whatever they called it. He graduated in '74 right before the war ended with our choppers being shot at as they left Saigon. So myself and my brothers escaped the Vietnam draft due to Nixon's carelessness and all the stuff LBJ did.

When the Reagan Revolution happened those were heady days in Idaho. Much like those heady 2 years following 9/11. Steve Symms, an apple orchard farmer from South Idaho was the new golden boy. They tried to give me a job parking their Mercedes Benz's and BMW's, Porches and other fancy cars at their convention down the street from my house. They were trusting me with cars I didn't know how to drive and giving me money. 15 yrs old 1979.

Everyone knew Reagan was going to win as Carter was perceived to have too many weaknesses. To me, it was just a party, got real drunk, flirted with upper class girls and exchange students and parked fancy cars.

I think things have changed for the better nowadays. The young people are alert, they are activated they want to change things. I think I was part of a lost generation. For me, it was like that Leonard Cohen song, there is a crack in the world and somehow I went down all the way.



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