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Old 08-08-2014, 06:29 PM   #41
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:40 PM   #42
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Sitting at a city baseball field, watching a summer league game with my then husband of two weeks. We took a transistor radio to the game with us because the news was brewing and we didn't want to miss it. I remember everyone crowding around the radio - the game went on but no one watched. I'd watched as much of the Watergate hearings as possible, so I was pretty interested in the culmination of the story. What a summer that was....

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Old 08-08-2014, 07:04 PM   #43
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I was in the backwoods of North Carolina at a month long Outward Bound course. It was my part of my summer vacation between graduating from high school and entering college. My mother saved me the New York Times paper with the resignation headlines. I still have it in a box in the garage.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:09 PM   #44
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I was 12 years old and at Girl Scout camp. It was announced while we were in the dining hall.

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Old 08-08-2014, 07:14 PM   #45
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I was in the 4th grade, and probably watching All in the Family, or M.A.S.H., which were my Dad's two favorite shows.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:30 PM   #46
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I was in the 4th grade, and probably watching All in the Family, or M.A.S.H., which were my Dad's two favorite shows.

Also Summer before 4th grade for me. Don't forget your Barney Miller and Dragnet - Hogan's Heroes reruns. Favorites in my Dad's house.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:50 PM   #47
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I was 14. I spent most of the summer quarantined in the house with a case of mononuclousis. All three networks provided daily coverage of the Watergate hearings, which I watched every day. It worked out pretty well. Ervin, Baker, Dean et al provided much more drama than a soap opera ever could.

I especially remember being mesmerized by Barbara Jordan's speech during the impeachment deliberations.
Barbara Jordan Speech On Impeachment
Today, I am an inquisitor; I believe hyperbole would not be fictional and would not overstate the solemnness that I feel right now. My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total. I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution. …The subject of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men. That is what we are talking about.

It's funny though, I don't have a clear memory of the resignation speech.
No doubt a continuous prosperity, though spendthrift, is preferable to an economy thriftily moral, though lean. Nevertheless, that prosperity would seem more soundly shored if, by a saving grace, more of us had the grace to save.

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:24 PM   #48
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I was 18, so I can state categorically that I was either stoned, trying to get into some girl's pants, or most likely both. But, like W2R,
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Honestly, that whole year was a blur.
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In the service at (West) Germany.

I remember thinking "Who cares? I'm still in, just a new CIC..."

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I was 15 and backpacking in King's Canyon Park in the Sierras. We heard about the resignation several days later from other backpackers as we were hiking out and getting close to the trailhead.

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