News stories my mom avoided talking about when I was young vs. What she says now
inspired by everyone's "First major news story"
- •Start of the Gulf WarWe watched it on TV. I was scared because we had family in the military and even then I knew war was deadly.
- •Dr. Jack Kevorkian AKA Dr. DeathLiving in Metro Detroit, Dr. Death and his Death Van were in the news all the time. My mother's father committed suicide so I see why it was a touchy subject for her. I am fascinated by him today. I wonder if people would feel differently about him now.
- •Bill Clinton and Monica LewinskyDawson's Creek was banned at our house because of sex. Is this a surprise?
- •Things she talks with my nephew about now:Racial injustice, rapists, homicide, abortion, homophobia, Islamophobia, war, protests