Friday, November 22, 2013

It was 50 years ago today


My diary



My mother's diary

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  1. Nan, these are terrific memories. Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. It was interesting for me to look back and find these entries. Thanks.

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  3. Wow - unbelievable you have this record. I was in 5th grade when we found out from the teacher. It was my mom's oldest sister's 50th birthday. She would have been 100 today, but passed away 3 years ago (not bad though). This details we remember.

    Born & raised in MA, we were a family who has always been in awe of all that the Kennedy's have done and tried to do for the less fortunate.

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    1. My family were huge Kennedy people in a very Republican town.

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  4. I was at work when I heard. What a terrible, agonizing day. Thanks for sharing your mom's notes.
    Love that photo in your header. So sweet.

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    1. I was so pleased we had both written that day. The pic is a bit blurry but it was such a cool shot I had to put it up. :<)

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  5. What a treasure to have your Mother's diary. It was a terrible day.
    I love your header photo. Those chickens know where it is warm.

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    1. When I read it, I hear her voice. She wrote just as she spoke. Yes, happy chickens.

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  6. To have your mother's and your own diaries from those days makes history come very much alive, it being not "just history", but YOUR personal history as well. I was born 5 years after that day, but I am sure my parents remember it, too.

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  7. I was at work too. Spent the next 3 days in front of the TV crying. It seemed like the world I knew had gone crazy and frankly I was afraid for all of us. That day still haunts me.

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    1. My father cried twice in the 20 years I knew him - when JFK died and when his own father died two years later.

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  8. What incredible records to have from such a sad but historic day. Thank you so much for sharing them with the rest of us.

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    1. It is incredible to me that they are still intact.

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  9. I lived in England when he was killed and never imagined I would end up living near Dallas. It was a day that shocked the world. How precious to have your mother's written words from that day.
    Ann

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  10. How wonderful to have both the diaries recording the shattering event. I remember it so well, it was hard to actually believe it had happened. I remember watching the funeral too, the awful dignity of the family, the sight of that horse with the stirrups reversed. I think it's sad that so many conspiracy theories and so much smut has been bandied about since.

    Carole

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    1. Yes, that rambunctious horse. Makes me cry to think of him.

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  11. That day changed everything. None of us will ever forget where we were or how we felt, but it is absolutely astounding to have both diaries...to see in writing how it affected you and your mother ... thank you for sharing your memories ...

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    1. Yes, it did. I do feel so fortunate both of our diaries are still here. Being an only child, I suspect. :<)

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