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Last updated 12/12/2018 at Noon



I didn’t watch the George H.W. Bush funeral last week, although I engaged with it in a 21st century sort of way. I saw video clips and photos, countless memes, and too many GIFs to keep track of. I read live tweets of people watching. It was like being there.

And I saw the extraordinary photos of the row of presidents and their spouses. Seeing ex-presidents together is always an extraordinary thing, given that they live extraordinary lives, but it’s also unusual just in a demographic sense.

During Franklin Roosevelt’s time in office, from 1933 until 1945, the only living...



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