Were your parents or grandparents politically active? What is your first political memory?
Our class held mock elections, following the campaign on TV and in the newspapers. Most of my classmates were Nixon fans, presumably because their parents were followers of the Republican candidate.
My parents wouldn’t tell me who they wanted to see in the White House. I parroted the idea of a secret ballot at school despite Mrs. X’s preference for me to publicly choose a candidate and campaign for him. You probably already know how the 1968 presidential election turned out.
Despite several decades and many political discussions, I don’t know how my dad voted in any election. And I still keep my votes to myself.
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Memory prompt #4 will be posted January 27th. Stay tuned!