Final Jeopardy: World Politics

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5 Responses

  1. rhonda says:

    Thanks so much for posting, VJ.
    We used to go to Florida every summer when I was little because my dad had horrible hay fever. I remember Cuban refugees staying at the hotel one summer, it had to have been 1961 or so. In particular, I remember a lady who had 2 identical twin girls, a little younger than I was. I was fascinated by them, not because they were from Cuba but because they were twins lol.

    • VJ says:

      lol Rhonda, it’s cool how these clues bring back these random memories, right? The No. 1 song that whole summer was Tossin’ and Turnin’ and it ended up being Billboard’s Song of the Year. It’s on last Friday’s birthday list (Bobby Lewis turned 84) and I mentioned that it was from the days when they still delivered milk.

      • rhonda says:

        Yes, VJ, and funny how these memories remain so vivid.
        We had milk delivered, too, in glass bottles.

        • VJ says:

          My mom used to get one bottle of egg nog with her delivery. One day after school, my brother was drinking it straight out of the bottle. I said something funny that caused him to start laughing and he dropped the bottle. Egg nog went all over the place! And, yeah, we got in trouble.

  2. VJ says:

    Here’s the recap, better late than never (keeping up with the proverbs, sort of)

    Also here’s my own personal experience with the Cuban embargo– when I was in my teens, I went to Expo ’67 in Montreal. I was staying in St. Albans, Vt. at the home of my father’s cousin. So I would take the bus over to Montreal and on the way back, they always asked you at the border stop if you bought anything from the Cuban Pavilion. I don’t think I ever even saw it but I never forgot that.

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