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June 26, 2022


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Does this mean you're feeling better?

I hope you're feeling a little better.

Pretty sure that on June 24, 2015, previous-Jamie was aware of the "escalator press conference" ten days earlier by future former disgraced president Trump.

I am feeling mostly better; thanks for asking.

2015 Jamie didn't pay a lot of attention to the news and was utterly astonished -- GOBSMACKED -- a full year later by Trump's candidacy. If the escalator thing pinged across my field of awareness, which I do not recall, I would have shrugged it off as a publicity stunt.

2022 Jamie is still not fully reconciled to the phrase "President Trump."

It's your name day, too? Name days are sort of a big deal in eastern Europe, so when J was almost 1, his great-grandparents called to wish him a Happy Name Day on June 24. We told them "he's a baby, he doesn't care and won't talk back." They, in turn, did not care about him not caring and we had to put him on the phone so they could wish him a happy name day. Possibly one of the cutest great-grandparent/grandson interactions ever.

So anyway, happy name day even if it got moved. It IS the 24th.

2015 was another era; it's not everyone who lives through the breaking of the past, although I try to remind myself that lots of other people did, too. It saves me from a small amount of my despair.

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