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Chip German

Albemarle High School

My mother became increasingly -- again, in her frame of reference, more radicalized as the years went on.  So she was completely in step with -- you know, she would be worried about whether I was going to get beat up on the bus, that kind of stuff.  But my dad, again, his work life was confusing, because his entire work life was filled with good old boys, you know?  The business people in Charlottesville that he was dealing with were the mainstream business people who had been in Charlottesville for many, many years.  So he never said anything to me, like, “If you continue what you’re doing, I’m going to lose clients” -- he never said anything like that to me.  And he could have.