Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Remember where you were?


In the past few weeks there has been so many television specials and documentaries on the assignation of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

I will forever remember Jackie's  beautiful pink suit and pillbox hat. In a documentary I learned that the pink suit is encased in an acid free container in the National Archives. It is blocked from public view in a windowless room, the suit was never cleaned.

.We just watched "Killing Kennedy" the movie adaptation of the book by Bill O'Reilly. It was really a good movie and the casting was superb. 

REMEMBER where you were when you heard the news?  I was sitting in 5th hour dramatics class in my junior year of high school.

Another thing that I will always remember was the clanking sound of the horses hoofs on the street as the casket carried the beloved President.  Three days of mourning for America to pray for the country and the family.

May we always REMEMBER Camelot!!




The Quintessential Magpie said...

I was in school when we heard.

Tis was so sad. I watched two programs recently and cried in both.

I loved Jackie, and I can't believe she and John John are both gone, too.



LV said...

That was one of my favorite shots of them. The family has been plagued with grief all their lives. So Sad.

Powell River Books said...

I remember it well, and sadly. I was so excited as a kid camping in Yosemite National Park. Campers from throughout the valley gathered in the meadow to watch the motorcade go by. I was so far away I couldn't see very well, but it is something I will always remember. - Margy

Theresa said...

I was in Elementary School and I remember it well! SO SAD! I love those pictures of them! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

LOLfromPasa said...

I do remember. Very nice tribute of a very sad day.

Linda said...

I remember —I was living in Maryland at the time. What a sad time.
Thanks for posting the photos.

Carol Z said...

I'll never forget, Ann. I was in eighth grade home ec classin Hartford, Ct. The whole weekend stands out so clearly still.

Suzanne said...

I was in 7th Grade when I heard the news. It was so sad and unbelievable. And the days to follow, also sad.

magiceye said...

Nice take on the prompt

Leslie: said...

I remember where I was, too, and we were rivetted to the TV for days and weeks!

abcw team

Mevely317 said...

We, too, watched that Nat'l.Geo special ... wasn't it great?
Like Carol, I was in my 8th grade classroom when the principal made his announcement and sent everyone home. Some days, it seems like yesterday -- ya know, Nov. 22 for the last couple decades it sort of saddens me that no mention is made of that awful anniversary.

Hildred said...

A sad day for the whole nation, and for the whole western world.

Roger Owen Green said...

I remember it well. 5th grade.
Later, I saw Jack Ruby kill Lee Harvey Oswald on live TV.
Of course, I watched the funeral.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Reader Wil said...

Yes I remembered exactly where I was. I was cleaning my livingroom. We had no TV- set yet, but the radio was on. It was Friday afternoon, when there was an extra broadcasting on the radio. My husband was still not home and he, too, was shocked when he came home and I told him what had happened.I shall never forget this.
Wil, ABCW Team.

bj said...

O,...I can remember like it was yesterday...I was just about to give birth to our son....and we were at my MIL's house when we got the news. So so sad.
We watched Killing Kennedy, too. I was a bit disappointed in the choice of Rob Lowe as he seemed a little too old for the young president.
I cry every time I see anything on the so sad. said...

just watched the CNN documentary and then your post. nice pictures and perfect capture for R

Marie said...

I was in a seventh grade science class. Our teacher, a heart-throb of the girl students with muscular arms and buzz cut blond hair, told us, and he was very sad. I remember the tragedy I felt in my heart at that moment. I've been watching a lot of the specials too, and one movie that is truly excellent is JFK by Oliver Stone. I spent years not thinking Stone had any credibility yet after seeing that movie I realized a lot of the research he used was spot-on to reading I have done.

By the way, California as a child, with cotton fields...the cotton surprised me! But, I just read a darling little book you might enjoy, about a little girl whose family moved to Alaska from California in the fifties. It's called Are We Walking to Alaska? by JoAnn Dunlap Bayne. She is a blogger and also has a website and is on Pinterest. Her book is available through Amazon. All my best!

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