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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Out of Order, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    At the Tomb of JFK

    What can we do
    at the tomb of JFK
    except weep for what never was
    but could have been.
  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    This happened before my birth, but even living in a different country, we grew up with his story and were taught what America lost that day. So very sad, this family has been through so much.
  3. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Same question Uncle Steve asked himself....and, there, sprung a story.
  4. Elijah Sattler

    Elijah Sattler Well-Known Member

    I know Im late, but I just feel as though I should put my word in this thread. J.F.K was a great man, even if I didnt live to see him. He wanted the best for this country, even if it was about space. He wanted us to be superior and he was taken to early. I watched that film of him getting shot and I felt chills fall up my spine. Its one thing to see someone get killed on TV, but its another to see a man's - a great man's - life drain away before your eyes. I live here in TX and recognize this day for what it is. We have John in our hearts.
  5. CYRUS

    CYRUS Well-Known Member

    I often wonder what they world would have been like has he lived to served out a second term. Had he made it to retirement would he have continued in politics in some capacity as advocate or become an ambassador or Professor at a University ?

    Hard to believe he'd be 100 years old today.
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  6. CoriSCapnSkip

    CoriSCapnSkip Well-Known Member

    Count me in as someone who was just a little over two years old when the Kennedy assassination occurred. Our family picture was taken just ten days earlier on the occasion of my sisters' baptism and that picture was taken in a different world than that in which I grew up. My interest really took hold during the approach of the tenth anniversary. About the event itself I remember nothing and it's fascinating for me to hear what people do remember. Robert Kennedy's assassination nearly five years later is actually the first national event I remember.

    As far as JFK Jr., I heard about his accident when I was in bed and my sister turned on CNN. It was one of three times I went from sound asleep to wide awake. Two times I was running, on July 16, 1999, and September 11, 2001, and the other time was on December 8, 1980, when my sister received a phone call and I told her to turn on CNN. I actually got a lot of condolences when John Jr. died as people who knew me knew I was a fan for years. I still have all my scrapbooks and books of John.

    Here is the picture:

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  7. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

  8. CoriSCapnSkip

    CoriSCapnSkip Well-Known Member

    Here is a picture of the Kennedy family from the same month and year as ours. Had Patrick lived would have been the same number of children as well.

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