Sunday, October 21, 2012

Today's picture/Campaign button


George McGovern (July 19, 1922 - October 21, 2002)

13 comments:

  1. Thanks, Nan. As Pamela said, may he rest in peace.

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  2. How sad to see that George McGovern has passed away. I had heard he had entered hospice care this week. He did good and that is the best legacy to have.

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  3. I remember when he ran!!

    This reminds me, a little, of when I last went to the poll and they had a display to show the correct way of marking one's ballot. There was Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson with a circle by each. "I want Lincoln," I told the lady in charge of votine. She looked at me very scornfully. "He's dead," she said.

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    1. I remember when he ran, too. It was the first election I was aware of. I was in 5th grade, living in Pullman, Washington. I don't remember the specifics of the assignment, but I wrote to McGovern and got a signed family photo in response to my letter. I really wanted him to win the election! :)

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  4. Hey Nan - Not much to say about McGovern (it was the first presidential campaign I can recall but not much detail) but I do love that bit of Bierstadt on your banner.

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  5. My ex-husband ran McGovern's campaign headquarters in the town of Abingdon, VA. We loved McGovern and had such hopes for America then. I should look through my old campaign buttons, too. :-)

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  6. My husband voted for him. Cool button. Came across a blog you may know about but if not - it surely is your cup of tea. The pumpkin bread looks like just the ticket for my pumpkin loving 13 year old.
    http://www.mysteryloverskitchen.com/

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  7. My thanks to each of you for your notes about this man. He was the last candidate I truly believed in. Very sad.
    (Susan - the blog is on my sidebar :<) )

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  8. Dear Nan,
    I just saw this post of your campaign button for McGovern. So typical that we did not have him for a President but Tricky Dick instead, typical and sad.

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    1. Do you know the old Country Joe song? 'he's tricky dicky from yorba linda'

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  9. We tried too back then! Wish it would have worked, hope it does this year. He was a GOOD person in so many ways (as opposed..... oh well.)

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