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Response to rickyhall (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 06:13 PM

17. I was lucky

in growing up, that my older siblings were interested in politics. My father was, too, but he was a conservative democrat.

So I grew up identifying with the Democratic Left. I do remember, with a smile, when my father reached out to me once in the 1980s ......he was Irish-Catholic, and a priest who had been elected to the NYS Assembly was coming to Dad's church to speak on jail reform. I was happy to meet my father at the church, and attend mass with him.

Afterward, my Dad was surprised to learn that the priest and myself already knew each other, from working on the jail reform movement.

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