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Charlotte Franks-Erickson, Sheyenne, N.D., Published February 24 2014

Letter: Loved the two columns on The Beatles’ 50th

Did you feel it? Huh? Last Sunday (Feb. 9)?

Did you feel it?

I did. I felt it pulsing through every part of me like a glow.

You see, I was glued to the television set, just as I was 50 years ago watching the “Ed Sullivan Show.”

Just as thousands of you were – all of us united across the globe with the magic and spirit of The Beatles.

I made a point that Sunday morning to drive into our nearby town of Sheyenne to buy a Sunday Forum because I just knew I could count on Jack Zaleski and James Ferragut to write about this anniversary in the unbelievable way they do, expressing everybody’s heart and soul when it comes to events and moments of “our time.”

They exceeded my expectations.

Thank you, you two, for using your gifts to put into words what we couldn’t wait to read.

It’s said that when two people are very much alike, they are cut from the same piece of cloth.

I thought about that, and while our precious generation was so rich with individualism, I don’t think “cut from the same piece of cloth” would work. Rather a patchwork quilt of black and white, paisley and peace signs, and camouflage darkened with too much red wrapped around us would be more accurate.

I continue to warm myself with that quilt and feel a deep gratitude to every single person who contributed his or her patch.