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On Nov. 7, 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Thomas E. Dewey to secure his fourth term as president.
The next day or sometime that week, I first became aware of elections. My best guess is that the results were brought up at school.
I don’t know if my parents voted or not, but after school, some classmates were telling about their parents having voted for FDR.
Not having gained good judgment of audience during my first eight years of life, I said that my parents voted for Dewey.
That did go well for me!
The boys chased me, caught me, and pummeled me.
I don’t fear that I’ll be pummeled, but as an octogenarian I only reveal publicly that I vote.