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03/24/12

To KEM: I, too, remember singing in the Flag Pavilion as a Camp Fire Girl. We had gathered at a Burien school with other Blue Bird and Camp Fire groups in the (now) SeaTac and Burien areas for the purpose of learning and practicing our songs. I clearly remember that my age group sang "The Tennesee Waltz" and I think we sang "Froggy Went a'Courtin'". I do remember being very bored at the last practice but the actual performance day was thrilling!
The flags were impressive and I was proud to be in my red, white and blue Camp Fire Girls outfit, singing as part of a large turnout of girls who were involved in a terrific youth development organization. (Not that I knew back then that it was a youth development organization. I just knew that I enjoyed the meetings and the activities and the adult leaders who voluntereed their time with us.)
Was that the same day that the Soviet Premier, Nikita Krushchev, attended the fair? Anyway, it was a day that I felt proud to be an American, a Washingtonian, a Seattleite and an 11 year-old girl. I will never forget the experience. I still have my '21' pin, my felt CFG emblem commemorating the event and one or two world's fair 'dollar coins.'

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