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Why the Passing of Debbie Reynolds Has Put a Knot in my Stomach


The glamor and good cheer of Singin’ in the Rain exuded America’s poise and confidence, and, if you will, its essential goodness and freedom, made possible by that great generation of young men and women who had put their lives on the line for a part of the world so very distant from their plains, prairies and skyscraper cities. Of course the Russians and British were responsible for this remarkable feat as well but it was America, in my mind, the likes of Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds who seemed to personify that new world order of American grit and grace. Continue reading

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