MY NEW SWEATSHIRT
The lineup for the opening of the first McDonald's in
Moscow / 1990
Twenty-Six years has since passed.. Feels so long ago that I received
this "McDonald's' Sweatshirt " from the 'leader' of McDonald's,
commemorating the opening of their first franchise in the
then Soviet Union in exchange for an
originally published cartoon of the Soviet Leader,
Mikhail Gorbachev as, "Ronald McDonald ".
This Sweatshirt (with embroidered logo ) from the
original shipping envelope, never worn and a bit
"yellowed with age" around the edges,
(Hmmm, perhaps not unlike this former political cartoonist !)
is a good reminder for me of a new beginning
that we were still to witness .