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memoirs of AGENT BLACK entry 2:


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Wow. Everyone should be so blessed as to have a Charles Dean in their life....
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keep it coming!!! =D
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I can never speak to the authenticity of your voice because I wasn't raised a black kid in the integrated south but it's a brave attempt. One usage that didn't work for me was your description of Charles as a working-class farm boy. I think of working class as more urban, industrialized workers. Even though it can include agrarian types. The kid sounds more like from sharecropper stock. Just a thought.
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Jaine * says:
good work Sung, Flagday makes some interesting points but I am captivated by your writing and I don't have the same working class associations as Flagday, (though I see them as industrialised workers I also see them as small town and rural workers, but not farmers who own their own land). I come from working class peops, but rural railroad workers. Anyhu I digress... I look forward to the next installment.
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I love this, Sung! I grew up in the south, as did my parents - My dad can tell stories that parallel this sort of story line. He was from a poor family, his mom did share-crop work, piece mill work, ironing for others.... anything that brought in money for the family. His dad was in the Navy for a while but that paid less than many jobs in the city. Once out of the Navy his dad worked with the Rail Road. But his mom still had to do many odd-jobs to help, while she raised 4 children. Keep the stories coming!!! <3 =)
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To piggyback on my other comment, and because I live on a farm property and because of the time (1956) I thought "barn" or "shed" instead of garage. Garages were not common at the time outside the new suburbia where it started to become important to house a car, but in the country, old wood barns, sheds served those purposes, if you did happen to have a car. But I don't know what your landscape looks like. Thanks for the note.
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Interesting and interesting .. curiouser and curiouser .. keep going, please :)
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I especially enjoy the use of the famous names to stir up vivid memories associated with the era. =)
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"Don't talk about things you can't change. Wisdom comes from the saddest places....Charlie planted this seed in me. I could become someone of relevance." Just a couple of my favorite moments from this piece. It's great to see this side of you as an artist. So glad you are speaking out on behalf of people of color, on their history and greatness. Yet this story completely transcends race. This is only a little related to your piece, but today, I substitute-taught in a class that had one white kid, two Asian kids, and the rest black, which is pretty ususual in our area. I really hope each one of them sees the possibilities that they have.
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Good continuation, look forward to more!
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hellow i am eminesertaç
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Have you always had the ability to invoke such emotion in your work. This definately brought a tear to my eye. Thank you for the inspiration.
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琦 金 says:
英文不好,我看了半天,查了半天,才看明白,I believe in you
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yea you can change the world
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