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|Posted: Fri Jun 1st, 2007 08:13 am||
I am too tired to look at it seriously now, but this is what I remembered - I am so grateful to you for re-acquainting me with it.
Now - for a Very Bad Chuckle. Very Bad. Bad Joanie!
However, we will see who is paying attention here.
This is awful, because, as I understand it it was meant in sincerity:
Lincoln lost his son, Willie, to disease.
WT Sherman lost his son, Willie, to disease.
And, a General whom I can't remember, lost his son, Willie, to battle..
One of them, in a sympathy statement, said, "We have all lost our Willies".
Dear Lord, for something so awful and real to turn into something that always makes me laugh - how awful.
BTW, The author - I might mangle his name here - E. L. Doctornow - used this in his novel, "The March"...
Last edited on Fri Jun 1st, 2007 08:26 am by JoanieReb