56 years ago today

On that Friday, our world changed.

I was 13 years old, and just left a class from junior high school and someone told me about it on the way to the next class. Like most I thought it was just a terrible rumor. 

My mother went into the Bank of America and saw everybody crying.

America stayed glued to the television for that weekend and saw yet another horror.

Lee Harvey Oswald was shot in front of millions on TV. 

I’ve always felt that that day was the demarcation between the true 1950s and  the beginning of the turbulent 60s


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3 responses to “56 years ago today

  1. Bill

    I agree. I was in sixth grade, in a Massachusetts Catholic elementary school. I couldn’t find any mention of the Assassination in two major newspapers.

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