As American as Apple Pie

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 10 15:31:34 UTC 2010

Or an archeological thing?...DanG

On 6/10/2010 11:25 AM, George Thompson wrote:
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> As it happens, the story next to this on on the Times' front page deals with the finding of a 5500 year old Bronze Age shoe during an excavation in a cave in Armenia.  The doctoral student who actually uncovered the shoe said "I thought, "Oh my God, it's a shoe."  To find a shoe has always been my dream."
> Back in Meriden, Conn, some kids dreamed of playing in the majors, and others dreamed of becoming President.  I don't recall any who dreamed of finding a shoe.  Is this perhaps an Armenian thing?  Or is generational?
> George A. Thompson
> Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

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