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Ethel and Julius Rosenberg in the park circa 1942 Constructive Revenge The Living Memories Project

Constructive Revenge — as shared by Robert Meeropol

I HAVE NO DETAILED MEMORY of my and my brother’s prison visits to our parents, nor do I have any recollection at all of our final visit to them at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York, shortly before … [Read More...]

Left to right: Lynda Johnson Robb, Lady Bird Johnson, Luci Baines Johnson at the
twenty-fifth anniversary of the inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson.

Mother and Best Friend — as shared by Lynda Johnson Robb

I HAVE SUCH HAPPY MEMORIES OFMY MOTHER. I keep up with all herfriends and we share stories. I go to her Wildflower Center and partici-pate in environmental projects carrying her message on. I love wearing her costume … [Read More...]

Mom (Dorothy) with her dad (Babe Ruth).
[PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDA RUTH TOSETTI.]

Babe Ruth: “The Name is Magic” — as shared by Linda Ruth Tosetti

FOR MANY YEARS, I accompanied my mother, Dorothy Helen Ruth, to Cooperstown, New York, for the annual Hall of Fame baseball induction. She was invited as the only biological daughter of Yankee great Babe Ruth. Five … [Read More...]

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[PHOTOGRAPH BY LIA CHANG.]

5:20 a.m. — as shared by André De Shields

I HAD BEEN DREAM SLEEPING WITH EYES AJAR, sensing that at any moment the telephone might ring; and when it did, my soul ceased its dreaming, my heart stopped its beating, the clock persisted its ticking, but the Earth itself stood still. As if by magic the phone’s handset was resting in my palm, and I placed it to […]

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Appreciating Our Troops — as shared by the Wolfer Family

AS THE NEWS OF STUART’S TRAGIC DEATH SPREAD among family, friends, military, and business colleagues, we [his parents and sister] began to receive an outpouring of emails and notes sharing with us how Stuart affected each of their lives. We knew how special Stuart was to us, his family. What we did not know in such depth was how much […]

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MY MOTHER THOUGHT I SHOULD ALREADY KNOW I’m loved, so she never said it and I never felt like I was good enough, but as a grandmother there was none better. It wasn’t until I had children that I realized just how special my mom was. Then she moved here to North Carolina and we finally started building a […]