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  •  Lest we forget... (0+ / 0-)


    Why vote Green, when you can vote Republican and get rid of the middle man?

    by richter on Wed Apr 26, 2006 at 01:52:03 PM PDT

    •  a much better photo of Jeff (6+ / 0-)

      That picture of Jeff was his high school graduation photo and he hated it. However, when he died, it was the only one his mother had to share with the press so it's the one that most everyone has. (Jeff's parents had divorced shortly before he was killed and his father, a photographer, kept all the family photos.)

      Then, soon after the killings, Jeff's mom received a letter from a friend of Jeff's at Kent State. Tucked into the letter was another photo of Jeff, taken on Saturday, May 2, two days before his death. His mother was always afraid to loan it to anyone or to take it to get it copied because she was afraid it would be lost. Finally, after many years, I convinced her to get a negative and copies made. My reward was a copy of the photo you see below.

      The links to the names of the kids in my piece above will also take you to informal (and better) photos of the other three kids, as well.

      Incidentally, I found it amazing but Jeff's mother actually received mail sent to no more of an address than "Family of Jeff Miller, New York, New York." The post office did an amazing job. Unfortunately, though, some of the mail she received was truly horrendous, including death threats.

      We need not stride resolutely towards catastrophe, merely because those are the marching orders. -- Noam Chomsky

      by kainah on Wed Apr 26, 2006 at 02:06:34 PM PDT

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