Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It Was 43 Years Ago Today

I guess 43rd anniversaries don't have the same appeal as a 25th or 50th, but little noted today is the assassination of President Kennedy.

Being and infant at the time, I obviously have no recollection. November 22, 1963 was probably the seminal moment in American history for the latter half of the 20th Century.

Always the highwire act, I'll go out on a limb and say it was Oswald.



realwest said...

Jammie - I was walking from my fraternity house to class when I heard a radio announcer say, through the open window of a parked car: "President John F. Kennedy is dead". I inquired of the driver WTF was that all about. He told me. I returned to the fraternity house and told my brothers. We wound up sitting the entire day and evening watching TV, totally dumbfounded.....and ANGRY.
I'll never forget that moment as long as I live.
As far as I'm concerned, Oslwald never displayed the shooting ability to get off three shots with any kind of accuracy from a bolt action rifle in that time period. I still think there was a second gunman.

Anonymous said...

Wildly OT I know, but I like your blog. Hopefully your readship will increase, not that you aren't hoping for LGF levels of traffic already...

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your new blog. I read LGF and am an occasional poster there. Watching Oswald get shot was surreal during a time the country was in shock. Another image forever imprinted in my mind of that time, is of Jackie Kennedy and the grace and dignity she displayed. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and their families and loved ones.