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bgraham

join:2001-03-15
Smithtown, NY
reply to EGeezer

Re: Superbowl

said by EGeezer:

It was the most memorable commercial for me, too. I grew up in just such a rural community. The part about the school board meeting reminded me of my Dad and neighbor doing that, and the guys holding township trustee meetings in our kitchen.

If it's not too personal, how long ago was that? That was a time when people ran for local office so that they could do something good for the people. Now it seems, politicians are in it for what they can get out of it.

BTW, I too thought the commercial was great.


EGeezer
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said by bgraham:

If it's not too personal, how long ago was that? That was a time when people ran for local office so that they could do something good for the people. Now it seems, politicians are in it for what they can get out of it.

BTW, I too thought the commercial was great.

This was in the late '40s and '50s. We were a rural community of small farms and a neighborhood where the church, school, filling station and Grange Hall were social hubs.

Being on the board or a trustee was an honor entrusted to well established citizens, not professional politicians or businessmen looking to bend things their way at the expense of the people they served.

But the interstate came through, put in an interchange and wiped out the filling station, church and Grange hall. It was never the same...
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