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I am a child of the 60s and from Massachusetts. In high school I was president of the young Democrats and campaigned with a vengeance for JFK even though I wasn't old enough to vote. One day when he was traveling from Boston to Hartford on Rt 91, I organized our club to go out and stand on the highway and wait for his caravan. He stopped and I got to shake his hand. I will never for get JFK nor the horrible day on which he was taken from us. I can't help but wonder what he would think of our present day "non-governing, non-effective government and the shutdown". I grew up believing in leadership and that our elected officials were men and (although few at that time0 women were role models. I can no longer say that, with the exception of few. I still hold tight to my ideals. This is one area Jane, in which I RESPECTFULLY, disagree. I admired JFK, even with his faults. I DO remember and I want to remember and I want the youth of today to be exposed to his eloquence and the strength and wisdom he used in making difficult decisions such as the Cuba Missile Crisis. I wish more of our leaders had his brilliance and studied decision making skills. I will watch, I will remember, I will be thankful, and most likely, I will cry for the loss of his leadership to our country.
When I lost my last pet,about 3 years ago, I hesitated for the reasons you mentioned in your article; but then I thought, I could go tomorrow or in 20 years. There are so many pets in shelters not only waiting to be loved but anxious to give joy and purpose to potential adopters. So, in less than a month after my Ginger passed, i went to a shelter and found my Abby. She wasn't a puppy but nearly 2 years old or a teenager in dog years. I haven't regretted it for a minute. She gives me more love then I could have imagined and she gives me a vehicle for expressing my love and affection which is irreplaceable. Getting Abby did not mean I love Ginger less. I still think of Ginger, and sometimes call Abby--Ginger. And guess what, Abby doesn't seem to mind. She cuddles next to me while I work on my laptop and I wouldn't have it any other way. I only hope I give her as much comfort as she gives me. I know, if something happened to Abby, I would be visiting shelters, only this time I wouldn't wait nearly a month. We are all different, but I don't want to be alone and I know Abby has a great life.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2013 on Over-70: To be or not to be a pet parent at Over-50
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Aug 19, 2013