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1989 06 04: 15th anniversary

Today is the 15th anniversary of my high school graduation, from Severn.
It is also the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

:sigh: It's hard for me to decouple the two.
I learned of the massacre when I got home that afternoon.

Remember.


On a much more auspicious note:
Happy Birthday, finabair!

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Banazir

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aricadavidson
Jun. 5th, 2004 12:46 am (UTC)
Wow that's rough

*Hugs*
banazir
Jun. 5th, 2004 05:35 pm (UTC)
Wow that's rough
*Hugs*

Much more so for the dissidents in China and their families there and abroad. But thank you.

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Banazir
aricadavidson
Jun. 5th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
I will say a prayer for them :)
banazir
Jun. 6th, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC)
Much needed
I will say a prayer for them :)
Thanks.

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Banazir
borgseawolf
Jun. 5th, 2004 03:09 am (UTC)
Aye.
It is also the 15th anniversary of first free election in Poland. Lots of things happened on that day.
banazir
Jun. 5th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
Many histories
It is also the 15th anniversary of first free election in Poland. Lots of things happened on that day.
Thanks for giving me something good to remember it by.

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Banazir
masteralida
Jun. 5th, 2004 07:26 am (UTC)
It's hard to believe so much time has gone by already.
banazir
Jun. 5th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)
::squints::
You calling me old, lady?

Seriously, it does seem as if it were yesterday.

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Banazir
gondhir
Jun. 6th, 2004 08:09 am (UTC)
Re: ::squints::
I was 9, almost 10, when that happened but it's one of those historical things that I remember from my childhood. Some others that pop to mind are the fall of the Berlin Wall (only vaguely from snippits of tv news), when Bush (the Elder; the Younger was probably drunk and/or stoned at the time) and Gorbachev met in Malta (my dad told me it was a historic event so I made anote of it), and the release of Mandela from prison (they had the nerve to inturupt my Saturday Morning Cartoons for it).
banazir
Jun. 6th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
When I was ten, my father held me on his shoulders above the crowd
I was 9, almost 10, when that happened but it's one of those historical things that I remember from my childhood.
Ever heard Mary-Chapin Carpenter's "Stones in the Road"?
I've always wanted to keep a running version of that cf. Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire".
The passing of Reagan reminds me of my resolution to do it.

Some others that pop to mind are the fall of the Berlin Wall (only vaguely from snippits of tv news), when Bush (the Elder; the Younger was probably drunk and/or stoned at the time) and Gorbachev met in Malta (my dad told me it was a historic event so I made anote of it)
"Bush the Elder"... hurgh.
They are Scipio and Cato (or even Adams) now? Bha.
My 10th grade honors Engrish teacher, as I said, taught me not to trust people who write "and/or", but in your case I'll make an exception. :-)

the release of Mandela from prison (they had the nerve to inturupt my Saturday Morning Cartoons for it).
Well, dress them in square pants and call them Mojo-Botha!
(I had it that name other way around but didn't want to inslut a certain blue wizard.)

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Banazir
gondhir
Jun. 6th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
Re: When I was ten, my father held me on his shoulders above the crowd
the release of Mandela from prison (they had the nerve to inturupt my Saturday Morning Cartoons for it).
Well, dress them in square pants and call them Mojo-Botha!
(I had it that name other way around but didn't want to inslut a certain blue wizard.)

Botha-Mojo?
banazir
Jun. 7th, 2004 01:36 am (UTC)
Re: When I was ten, my father held me on his shoulders above the crowd
Botha-Mojo?
Close.
Yew know of wot I spink.

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Banazir
gondhir
Jun. 7th, 2004 04:13 am (UTC)
Re: When I was ten, my father held me on his shoulders above the crowd
Botha-Mojo?
Close.

Bojo-Motha?

Yew know of wot I spink.
I do?
finabair
Jun. 5th, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
Why, thank you. It was very happy. :-)

You know, I was working two jobs and probably still trying to finish up a 16-18 credit semester back in '89. I don't think I was aware of the actual day of the massacre until now. I tended to get most of my news from customers at the waitressing job, and you never knew what the delay was on that. So you just educated me, and thanks for that too.
banazir
Jun. 6th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it all
Why, thank you. It was very happy. :-)
Good!
Say, where in the Land of Lincoln were you before you became a refugee?

You know, I was working two jobs and probably still trying to finish up a 16-18 credit semester back in '89. I don't think I was aware of the actual day of the massacre until now.
:nod:
In China, though, it is just called liu4 shi4 (Six Four).

I tended to get most of my news from customers at the waitressing job, and you never knew what the delay was on that.
:nod:
I got all my news from WWIV BBSes in those days, as I hadn't developed a taste for CNN yet. :-)

So you just educated me, and thanks for that too.
You're most welcome!
Any time.

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Banazir
finabair
Jun. 10th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Glad to hear it all
Say, where in the Land of Lincoln were you before you became a refugee?

Skokie, just north of Chicago, there. The refugee camp is so much nicer... ;-)

In China, though, it is just called liu4 shi4 (Six Four)

Very good to know that in China, my b-day is infamous. Not knowing things like that can mean surprises of the not-good kind.

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