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I remember baking my one and only homemade carrot cake at your house across from the Parkers. It was during someone’s race for office or something big like that. Don walked up to me and said how good the cake was. I felt so proud of myself. I remember how happy you both were that … Read more

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Laurie Constantino: So many good memories of you both! Love you Betty! ❤️ Kim Metcalfe: So sorry to hear this news, Betty. Such a great guy. Thinking of you and your wonderful family. Jackie Knoll: So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. It was a pleasure to know him. Our condolences….. Debby Bloom Oh Damn… … Read more

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Lynn Grotsky: Wonderful photo. Lisa Brodoff: Sending unending love.. Don’s memory is a blessing — Michelle Castanedo: i hear his laugh when I think of him Parquier Ália <3 Love you Betty

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Tiffany Villines: Love you my friend!! Jana Varrati: 😊💕 Rose Mattison Betty, you never age.🧡 — Carl F. T. Harris Rose Mattison she ages…, in reverse. Rachael Langen Lundmark Hugs❤️ Michelle Castanedo Sending our love ❤️💜😔 Marcelle Rice Hosack 💐 Julie La Fond Johnson Great photo! Glenda Carino Betty, so sorry to hear the news. … Read more

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Don Clocksin was a liberal political hero to me and Nancy Groszek and many others. He fought hard for underdogs like the poor and politically powerless. He told me he thought of himself as the lobbyist for the people who could not afford a lobbyist. I remember that when property owners wanted to rewrite The … Read more

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Much of the work of the Legislative process is not glamorous, and in fact is tedious, time-consuming and frustrating. Someone introduces a bill. Next, there are public hearings with all kinds of written and verbal testimony.  As a legislator you realize, “The original bill is good idea, but it is a mess.”  Enter, Don Clocksin, … Read more

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(July 8, 1967, his 23rd birthday) The Snows of Kilomonjaro by Hemingway has been called a summary of everything he’s ever written. It’s about a man dying in Africa who thinks back over all the stories he’s wanted to write, all the life he’s wanted to record + never will now. He thinks of squalor … Read more