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Thread #63979   Message #1045657
Posted By: Nancy King
01-Nov-03 - 12:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Earliest memories
Subject: RE: BS: Earliest memories
My earliest memory is of Franklin Roosevelt's funeral procession, which occurred when I was almost three. I remember being with my parents on the steps of a big building, and looking to the side to another street, and seeing lots of horses and people marching. It was very crowded, but VERY quiet -- the only sounds were the horses' hooves.

When, as an adult, I described this to my mother, she was absolutely ecstatic -- "You DO remember!" It turns out we had been watching from the steps of the Justice Department building, looking left toward Pennsylvania Avenue as the procession went by.