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Supporting Jason’s challenge, here is my 93 year old mom giving one of the biggest smiles I’ve seen on her face in a long time. I think it’s because Jason quoted one of mom’s favorite people, Pete Seeger. I sang his words to her: “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,” and reminded my mother how she had taken me to Washington to oppose the Vietnam War with Pete when I was 10, and how we had worked with Pete to clean up the Hudson River, and how I used to fall asleep on her lap at many of Pete’s lawn concerts in Garrison, NY when I was very young. Mom’s dementia makes it hard for her to remember recently occurring events, but her older memories are there, and memories of her fondness for Pete Seeger and his influence on her life brought her joy. Thank you Jason!

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