Trumbull – Dear Lewis and Clark (1) – Interesting Thoughts And Letters – May 12, 1939

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"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

       Alfred Duryee Guion (Grandpa)

Here beginneth


Ye 12th day of May 1939

Dear Lewis and Clark:

Have just finished listening to Charlie McCarthy. he describes two horses he and Skinny Dugan were entering in a race, which reminds me of Dan’s description of some of the burros he has met.  Charlie referred to them as “fugitives from a glue factory”.

You remember, Dan, in one of your recent letters, you mentioned the fact that you had come to the conclusion the opportunities that existed for former generations of young men no longer held much promise in this day and generation.  I go with you on this thought only to a limited extent.  It seems as though just about the same time, the editor of the Post must have been thinking about the same topic, for a few days after receiving your letter I found the editorial…

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Minsk In The News

The protests in Minsk have been in the news but who is paying any attention what with the Corona virus, the Democratic convention, Trump’s antics, the heat wave, and other items are grabbing the headlines and dominating the news, in the U.S. at least. But Minsk captures my eye and my thoughts turn to my friend Florence in Dublin whose son married a girl from Minsk. My friend has visited Minsk, met the parents, etc. And I wonder how that young woman in Dublin feels about the news from Minsk. I say young woman – and I think again – she is probably in her 50’s – we are talking about my sons’ generation. And of course Florence must be in my generation – i.e. older.