For a young kid used to a semi-rural life, it was pretty awe-inducing (for all that my folks tried to impress on us that we should consider ourselves honorary New Yorkers, and therefore cosmopolitan sophisticates, we still felt like rubes when we visited the Big Apple) but one thing that stayed with me from the trip was unexpected.
Sure, there were the dinosaur skeletons at the Museum Of Natural History (with the T.
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rex still positioned incorrectly upright, its tail dragging on the ground) and even getting a chance to sit in the chair of the Secretary General (my feet didn't touch the ground) and look out at the chairs where the gathered nations of the Earth sat in conclave.
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Still mad about that one.) My mother was a first generation immigrant to America (Dad, on the other hand, was good old solid Connecticut Swamp Yankee) and her family in New York were mostly diplomats.
One of them in particular – an older brother of hers – had a senior posting to the UN, and one summer we drove up to New York in Dad's Ford Falcon to hit the museums, catch a piano recital at Carnegie Hall, and have Uncle Diplomat take us on an informal walking tour of the General Assembly Building (this was back in the days when you could actually toddle around the UN more or less unescorted).
In 1972, I was living in Pennsylvania, after my folks had escaped to the suburbs from a more glamorous but comparatively cramped New York apartment.