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We Claim Sandy as Ours

Olivia Newton John was never ours to claim, and yet we did. Because she became ours when she starred in our musical, Grease An all American film, so it made sense to us. Sandy, girl next door. The whole cast was magic; this black-leathered jacket teen musical. Reminding us of West Side Story, but less ethnic. All-American, which is why we had to claim Sandy as USA born. We knew better, and yet, forty-four years later, we still do it. This is how arrogant we are, snatching and claiming those we love. Like Princess Diana, who was certainly never an American. And yet we brazenly fell in love with her too, thinking she was.

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Date: 9/5/2022 11:50:00 AM
so true, caren! well said!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/6/2022 3:01:00 AM
Thank you Ilene. I could not resist it.
Date: 9/5/2022 11:14:00 AM
We do, don’t we! Real and imagined people. I love when my daughter was a little girl. She was watching Disney’s Aladdin and swooning for the cartoon man of her dreams. So cute! We dressed up for mom’s birthday, one year. Fifties! I dressed like Betty Rizzo…had fun with that ;)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/6/2022 3:02:00 AM
Betty Rizzo - all I know is Betty Boop and Betty and Veronica - I will have to look her up!
Date: 9/5/2022 9:45:00 AM
So much truth in this poem, Caren. We do incorporate as our own those things we love most.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/6/2022 3:02:00 AM
We sure do!