Friday, November 22, 2013

SHOCKING THE WORLD

Lots of conspiracy theories today on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

At supper, while watching the news, I asked Pop where he was when he learned Kennedy had been shot. He said he was in the House of Assembly and was the first to tell Premier Smallwood. At the time, he said, the radio was reporting he had been shot, but no one thought he had been killed. Everyone was in shock.

I suppose, my Kennedy moment was when the planes crashed into the Twin Towers - watching in real time as the second plane hit the second tower, realizing this was no accident. than watching in morbid fascination as the horror unfolded.

In 1963, the world was a lot smaller. our heroes were bigger! Today the proliferation of media and the accessibility of the internet means we watch history unfold as it unfolds. We do not have to wait for the evening or even hourly news

50 years later, we seem as captivated as many were when the handsome Senator charmed a nation, and whose assassination shocked it to its core.


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