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    it means that when you heard this news you thought of a real person.

    your heart was moved more deeply than someone who only thought of nameless faceless workers thousands of miles away

    "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
    Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

    by TrueBlueMajority on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 07:13:43 PM PST

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      JayRaye, TrueBlueMajority

      My grandmother is on the far left. She was really sweet. I guess everyone says that about their grandmother. She taught me how to sew, of course. When I moved into my own apartment, she said that she didn't think it was appropriate for a single woman to have a dowdy apron, so she sewed me a leopard print apron trimmed with black lace.

      She was also a competitve speed skater when she was younger.

      So, yes, when I think of seamstresses in factories I have very specific people in mind. My grandfather also worked in a factory, a chemical factory.

      Few of us come from wealthy backgrounds if you go back a generation or two. I think a lot of people would just like to forget.

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