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The Kennedy Assassination…

November 22nd is the anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  I was in Mrs. Boyd’s 4th grade class when our Principal shared the news that day.  I recall distinctly thinking, “What is going to happen, now?”

The day of the week in 1963 was a Friday.  Jackie devoted herself to orchastrating the funernal – she was 33 years old at the time.

My parents wanted me to stay in and watch the funeral.  I did, but was happy to get outside to play when I was permitted.  I remember we were playing outside climbing trees when a friend came outside and said, “Someone has shot Oswald.”

We replied “no, you dumb ass, Oswald shot, Kennedy!”  We were profane in the 4th grade.  Little did we know, how crazy things were.  I think the killing of Oswald, did much to promote the conspiracy theories advanced afterward.

Deaths of parents can be profound (I have not had one yet), but the death of JFK was the death of the future and hope.  It still saddens me greatly.  I hope our country never goes through anything like it again.

I recently finished the biography An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917 -1963 by Robert Dallek.  I would highly recommend it to those who haven’t read it.

Hey, you bloggers, have memories, thoughts, conspiracy theories, hopes, on this subject?



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Friday, 10/30/09, Public Square

ToiletPaperLgAccording to wiki, mischief night or mischievous night is a tradition in northern England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the United States; a night when the custom is for preteens and teenagers to take a degree of license to play pranks and do mischief to their neighbors. The most common date for mischief night is October 30, the day before Halloween.

I think two things:

1.  It’s a good thing I didn’t know this when I was a kid.  I limited myself to Halloween (well if you don’t count the times a group of just decided to see what kinds of trouble we could get into.)  But at least we didn’t know there was a specific day set aside!

2.  Is mischief the same today as it was when we were kids?  My memory says times were more innocent back then and so were mischievous deeds.  But then I’m sure every generation thinks they weren’t as bad as these kids of today.  🙂

So, what mischief did you get into as a kid?



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Thursday, 09/24/09, Public Square

I loved the look back into time from yesterday.  Add some of your memories here.




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Time to share. We the poeple of the best generation have some of the best memories. Share them here!fireworks


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