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Awww, thanks! It was a looong time ago! ...

Though just reading yours and Hortense posts after mine...

I will add maaaybe waaay underneath that all the literaly explosive anti-"riot" stuff being used could add a percentage or 2 of distress that are pinging that memory.

And, it wasn't my first bomb scare.
Thinking about it - fairly unusual for a middle class white woman in America...

I have a theory about the following one which came to me I guess 30 yrs later...

Back in 1967 (or 66) my NYC JHS had a bomb scare. We were marched outside across the street.
My theory: 1) the wider area I lived in then had a lot of Anti-Castro Cubans who had left Cuba 2) My JHS was 1 of only 4 in all of the 5 Burroughs that offered Russian as a third "Foreign" Language course.
Equals = Russia's support for Cuban = bomb scare.

(Unless it was a prank, but only time it ever happened while I was there)

Posted by electric_blue68 | Thu Jul 23, 2020, 06:39 PM (0 replies)

How cool is that. While I wasn't in Paris on Bastille day...

... when my Aunt, myself, and one of her grandkids in a taxi on the way to our hotel - I'd read more French history, and looked at Google maps of Paris for weeks before I flew to Europe (to Switzerland in the French section). I knew about Bastille Day and had celebrated it here in NYC!
I got chills when we passed by the monument & statue commemorating the site!

A belated Bastille Day to our French DU Internationals, and our French-Americans!

Liberté, Fraternité & Egalité! 💖 🗼
Posted by electric_blue68 | Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:08 AM (0 replies)

Think I went down the whole pg. The more the more power. : )

Posted by electric_blue68 | Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:47 PM (0 replies)

Aaawwww. Sez this NYC'r... : )

Yeah, I can be a loud, opinionated New Yorker.

I'm also in general one of most courtesy minded people you'll meet.
When I'm not rushing to an appointment etc something really time sensitive - I love welcoming meeing people who are first time, or on a return visit to NYC. Helping them if they need it, and I can.
Sometimes I even ask about them visiting if I'm nearby a group speaking in another language that look like visitors. A lot of fun!

I had so much fun doing a cross-country, and 2/3rds cross-country in '79, '80, and I met so many good, helpful people- I want to pay it forward.

Waaay later I got to Europe by the grace of family. Met lots of nice, and helpful people! (Pssst... even in Paris, France contrary to some people's experiences! . )
Posted by electric_blue68 | Mon Jul 13, 2020, 06:27 PM (0 replies)

As an NYC'r I got teary eyed on seeing....

... that news!
Thanks from us NYC'rs for your kind words!

Being mindful that any death from this illness will shatter the worlds of that person's circle(s). Hopefully we'll never go back to those horrific numbers ever again! Maybe, hopefully small to modest upticks only, if that.

At 67, I gotta mostly lay low till a good vaccine. Even if I'd been younger I'd still have taken the precautions that I do now! I will get to a nice big park soonish since last early fall. Hopefully going toTrader Joe's (quite out of my nabe) for the first time in 4 months on Weds.

I have friends around the country doing the right things in areas that haven't, so I'm scared for them.
Of course, worried for myself, family and friends here (and close Tri-State), but at least the numbers are down!

Good Luck to us all!
Posted by electric_blue68 | Mon Jul 13, 2020, 05:43 PM (0 replies)

As a born & bred NYC'r I am.....



It came up as a News alert in the afternoon on my cell.

Oh, the CP5? HAHAAAhaaahaa! THAT really has to stick it to him!

Posted by electric_blue68 | Thu Jul 9, 2020, 11:07 PM (0 replies)

Oh NOooos!!11!1111 As a NYC'r I just want to say...


As born & bred NYC'r who's despised him for a looong time I'm so full of JOY about this!!!!!!

It totally gets to him! Hahahahaaaaaa!
Posted by electric_blue68 | Thu Jul 9, 2020, 09:08 PM (0 replies)

No, it doesn't because...

...this white woman pulls an effin' gun on this unarmed black family. A GUN!

Unacceptable!!! 😠
Posted by electric_blue68 | Thu Jul 2, 2020, 05:44 PM (1 replies)

Shocked but NOT Surprised :- ( .....

What an effin' shame for her!
Hopefully there's been a bit at least less now for her at least.

It shocks me because as someone who was raised to do my best to be anti-racist for over 50 yrs I'd hoped there'd be a lot less institutional, and individual racism by now.

OTOH it doesn't surprise me because I've been listening to by radio, and tv, on line, reading about black people's experiences for 50+ years. So I know in general how much it still goes on. Always more to learn.

Since I live in a multi racial city I have gotten, I get to have the benefit of enjoying good commaderie with work colleagues who are Black (and other POC), good bosses, good teachers/profersors, people with professional services I need, and good friends.
So I have many more circles of good possibilities for connections.

Posted by electric_blue68 | Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:43 PM (0 replies)

Haha ha ha haaaaaaaa and yes....

Mr Serling was narrating in my head, too!

Posted by electric_blue68 | Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:53 AM (0 replies)
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