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JEAN SHEPHERD March on Washington part 8-end

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It makes everybody that much more irritated when you get back into real life.  It’s like people who were in a crowd on VJ day can’t forget.  People who were in a crowd during a moment of genuine rapport.  The minute you go back to the fistfight and the hollering and the yelling, somehow it tastes even more bitter—that fistfight and hollering and yelling.  And there’s a strange nostalgic feeling for that moment.  That great moment when everyone’s passing the fried chicken around, that sun is sitting up there, and they’re singing “The Star Spangled Banner” and that old man behind me is saying, “But they’re singing ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’  We’re usually quiet when they’re singing ‘The Star Spangled Banner,’ madam.  Please, will you please?”

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[Last of March on D. C. Next travel=Maine]

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