uniquely American things

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    What is/are your uniquely American images?

    Uniquely American

    In no particular order

    The Amish living peacefully in their way
    A smoke filled diner on a busy street filled with calloused hands
    A tractor trailer passing a VW beetle at 75 in the middle of the night along 95
    A USO bus in a hot Florida city windows open
    A bicycle all decked out in red white and blue on the fourth with a girl’s large smile
    A bum helped in from cold by a child who noticed
    Volunteers signing up to help
    The patience of visitors to our national treasures hot with child hanging on them in awe of it all
    The Salvation Army taking a family lost for a moment and helping them along
    A tall church steeple on a dirt road with little sign of anything else
    A V8 engine with four barrel and no muffler filled with a bunch of kids looking cool going too fast
    A worker staying late to tutor another
    Stuckey’s surprise packages promised to the kids to keep them quiet till the next destination
    A big MAC, KFC, Dunkin donuts, drive throughs
    Cruising a Bob’s Big Boy
    Friday dances where you only stood and the girls danced
    Revving the engine and racing off the line as the light changes
    Corn fields upon corn fields upon corn fields
    April 15th

    let me stop…

    It seems to me that the uniquely American things are the small things that sometimes go unnoticed.

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    where the hell do you live...and in what year
     
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    Boy, hard question, but my computer tells me October 03, 2007 and while a view out the windows reveals earth and sky, I live in the city of brotherly love.

    "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? Satchel Paige
     
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    would that be a rose tinted window?
     
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    I hope so. :D
     
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    teen sex clubs ,gay student groups

    could cause potential damage to public property and under the patriot act could be considered terrorism

    instead of wheat Fields so corporations can profit from the green ethanol scam and double the price of wheat

    please do
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    ill say
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    This is a tale of two Normans. One poster is channelling Norman Rockwell, the other's channelling Norman Mailer.

    I prefer the Rockwell but that's just me :D
     
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    oddly enough so do I..its just I have lived many of the Rockwell scenes and lived to see them systematical perverted and eroded .. along the certainty that my child will know any of them...
     
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    That's a nice analogy and somewhat true as I wonder if this can be re-written. So I have to think about that for a bit.
     
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