Daily Archives: May 3, 2010

Mr & Mrs Al Smith

My South Boston grandmother looked a lot like Mrs Smith. (Library of Congress)

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His campaign song, ‘The Sidewalks of New York,’ still moves me as ‘Dixie’ moves a Southerner.

~ Dean Acheson, A Democrat Looks at His Party, 1955

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And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his gods?

~ Thomas Babington Macaulay