Friday: Fifty Years Later

23 Nov

King Arthur: [singing] Don’t let it be forgot / That once there was a spot / For one brief shining moment / That was known as Camelot!
Fifty years have gone by and many things have been forgotten, but if you are of a certain age, probably fifty-five or older, you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard about the Kennedy assassination. It was a time of hope, possibilities, and Camelot. Then it all came crashing down. Today was an appropriately cold and drizzly day in Dallas. You couldn’t help but be reminded of the event, with every television station reporting, commenting, and interviewing people. It was a sad day in 1963 and a sad day today.

Where were you?



3 Responses to “Friday: Fifty Years Later”

  1. November 23, 2013 at 2:49 am #

    Oh Toni I remember it that’s for sure. I remember (being all of 6 at the time) that I ran strait out to the kitchen to let my parents know. I knew it was very implortant but didn’t really know whgy of course. At first my parents didn’t be;ieve me so then they came into the TV/lounge room to watch as well. I could tell they were upset and shocked.

    • toniandrukaitis November 23, 2013 at 4:03 am #

      Even at 6 years old, the memory is etched in your mind. I was 10 and remember it clearly. Thanks for sharing. My mom couldn’t remember much.

      • Dan Hennessy November 23, 2013 at 4:38 am #

        I was attending Corpus Christi ( not Texas ) Catholic School . We were all in the church , Friday , when the assistant priest came in , interrupted the whole thing with the announcement that the President had been shot . Then , I suppose , we all prayed for him .

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