Dinner with my American hero family in Little Rock.
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There was a moment of silence and Uncle Bob leaned forward towards me. He had tears in his eyes the way he always does when he talks about his family, especially, his late wife, Mary Evelyn, whom we all loved so much, and who died about four years ago. He will never be the same. They were together since they were teenagers.
“Every night when I go to sleep,” he said, “I say my prayers and I ask God, ‘Why have you been so good to me? I have my sons and their families and you and Alex and my fine place to live and my friends, and why have you been so good to me?’
“And God answers back, ‘Because I love you.’ And that’s the way I feel about you. I love you. I love all of you,” he said, motioning with his head to everyone at the table. “And if only Mary Evelyn and Dale were here, it would all be perfect.”
My head is still swimming. The Denmans. The salt of the earth. “But if the salt shall lose its savor, wherewith shall it be salted?” The Denmans. The salt of the earth.
I watched Skyfall for the 17th time tonight when we got back to our fabulous rooms at the Capital in Little Rock and somehow my heart was not in it, but back with Bob Denman and all of the Denmans. I love you, too. And if your family is still living, be thankful. Be very, very thankful. And for every breath you take as free men and women, because men and women just as good as the Denmans died and suffered so you could breathe free air.
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Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
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