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Copyright 2004 Bob McElwain
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Gorbachev and perestroika were much on the minds of many Americans. Some, however, lived with fear and heavy hearts, dreading a preemptive nuclear strike launched by the Soviet Union.
Watching the ducks and geese on the pond in Mather Park, I decided they thought they held the deed to it. They were certain the red skiff, rowed by the slender man facing two toddlers, was much too close. Their noisy complaint was pleasant counterpoint to the shrieks and yelps of youngsters romping about the grassy slopes.