We read old magazine articles everyday, but few touched us the way this one did; it is a brief essay that fully described the deep, personal anguish that fell upon the people of New York when they learned that President Franklin Roosevelt was dead:
"Nowhere was grief so open as in the poorest neighborhoods of the city. In Old St. Patrick's in the heart of the Italian district on the lower East Side, bowed, shabby figures came and went, and by the day after the President died hundreds of candles burned in front of the altar. 'Never' a priest said 'have so many candles burned in this church'."
"A woman clasped her 8-year-old son and said, 'Not in my lifetime or in yours will we again see such a man.'"
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