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Donna's Day: Creative Family Fun

Talk to kids about winning and losing


Last updated 10/28/2020 at 9:21am

Dr. David Parkyn stands by his wall of collected presidential campaign buttons of losing candidates.

Remember who ran for president and vice president against Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in 1984? Sitting around our dinner table, it took a while for my kids to answer. In fact, they were stumped. (Thank you, Siri and Google.) Answer: Walter Mondale with Geraldine Ferraro.

How quickly we forget those who ran the high-profile race for the White House but didn't make it.

My friend Dr. David Parkyn, president of North Park University in Chicago, invites guests to peruse a hallway gallery in his home, filled with framed campaign buttons going back a half a century of candidates who won t...

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