Journaling: Friday, November 22, 1963. The day the United States came to a halt. I was in the 4th grade, Miss. Kosovos’s class. I remember her vividly, she walked with a limp and wore really red lipstick and she broke the rules. For us. You could feel the hush, when the principal personally came into the our room, and took her aside. It could only mean trouble (because you could really get into trouble back then). Her reaction was odd because she became emotional. Hardly like her. At all. So we waited, to see who was in trouble. And waited, until she took a deep breath and said “I’m not supposed to tell you this, but I feel you need to know”. The President of the United States was shot today in Dallas Texas. At that point they had not pronounced him dead. I remember being aware, shocked. And then they dismissed us from school. Early. At home, all the news channels were firing on all cylinders. There were only three. And we were glued to the TV. And then came the announcement, more shock and disbelief. And tears. As a family we watched all the coverage. Every minute. You couldn’t get enough of the funeral, John-John saluting, the widow-beautiful in her grief. To this day, the Kennedy Assassination fascinates me. No I don’t believe in the one bullet theory. Yes, I do believe in the “conspiracy theory”. Yes, the Warren Commission reeks of conspiracy (can they really think we’re that dumb). And the Zapruder film is still fascinating and horrifying to watch. July 2009.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Flashback Friday 7-17 "Where were you when......
I did a hybrid on the Kennedy assassination because it was just such a moment that you always remember and not only have I never forget it, I've been intensely interested in it ever since. I used a photo I took when I was in Arlington Cemetery a couple of years ago, and up in the corner is a watermark photo of me at the age it happened. I printed it on kraft paper, used kaiser wood flourish and prima flowers, westrim bling and qk dragonfly alpha. I did this in pages woo hooo!!! It was kind of a challenge because although its sort of like word its not.