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NauenThen

1971

I can't find my little cache of photos from The House. This was taken in 1979: Forrister, ?, me, ?, Billy McF
On this date, 43 years ago, my life changed. I hitchhiked to D.C. with my friend Beth to go to a large demonstration (500,000 of us!) against the Vietnam War. We slept overnight on the Mall & she woke up next to a guy who became her boyfriend for the next 3 years. I was stuck with his friends for the day, but they soon became of lifelong importance. We all lived in a hovel in Maryland known as The House. I learned to have fun & deep conversations, I discovered I had allies in this long strange trip, I still love Steve, Forrister, Phil, Theresa, Sam, Max, Paul E, Frenchy, Billy, Bill, George, the Man of Good Humor, Wayne, even Duane.

Breathing is also hard to put into words.
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