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    DemFromCT, aliasalias

    I am also a FDR Democrat. My mom and grandmother were active life long FDR Democrat's . My grandparents owned a small ranch in the San Fernando Valley during the 20's and 30's. They made it though the Depression by community and sharing of their land and crops with the people who were neighbors and workers. The local grange who held their mortgage gave the small ranchers relief. Socialism wasn't yet considered unAmerican at least not in my grandparents world. Their generation had fought hard for workers rights and the unions.  

    The Four Freedoms by Norman Rockwell hung in my grandmothers dinning room, along with photos of Elenore and FDR and Paul Robeson.  My dad was a Republican.  When he voted for Nixon my mom told me and my brother   not to speak to our Dad for a week as he had voted for the odious McCarthite. I grew up listening to  interesting and heated political debates to say the least. My mom always won hands down.

    •  The personal stories (2+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade, tardis10

      that have been posted today as comments are wonderful!

      A real oral history.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 09:52:10 AM PDT

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