My Favorite Cherokee

Most of us can remember where we were when a few transformative events occurred — the killings of John F. Kennedy and John Lennon. The explosion of Challenger, the tanks rolling into Tiananmen Square.

Will Rogers on wing; Wiley Post in front of prop. Public domain photo courtesy Library of Congress

For our grandparents, the psychic notch in time was made when they finally heard about the event rather than when it happened, but according to my grandparents there was still that feeling upon hearing the news that everything…

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