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Re: “Nixon Divided

I went to Nixon Library in Yorba Linda CA. I was 18 in 68 walking though the Museum I had the day. I sat and watched on a B&W a 60's Philco TV the Nixon Kennedy debate. In clicked a switch in my mind I was in watching time as a third party. I dont think I could begin to reflect to anyone those times feelings to others there just just mirrors. To me they are alive here eternal.

The most dynamic instrument to me was a artisan parlor table. I looked at this piece of wood carved to be a center of gather. This parlor this table this humble Sears kit home. This carved out 8 acre citrus grove attempt at farming. This place was the Foundation of Richard Nixon. This was the place changed the world in so many ways.

The Parlor table place of gather for a Quaker lessons, Nixon's father had to resume his job as a conductor on one of the short lined runs from Whittier. He would bring home papers from all over the world left on the train, other peoples trash. So they would sit and read and discuss world happening. With so many different views in so many different cultural publications. This from a failed farming attempt his father picking/cleaning other discards. I can see a foundation of resentment and feelings of inadequacy a genius this is motivation.

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Posted by Yorba Linda on 03/23/2017 at 10:43 AM

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