11/23/23 - posted by Tim Dineen
It was recess at St Gabriel's...

Someone had started a rumor that the President had been shot and it was spreading rapidly through the schoolyard.

It's all quite blurry, actually... I don't remember if we were in the rain shelter or in classrooms when we were officially told JFK had been shot over the loud speaker.

I do remember Miss DeLeon, especially, in tears - she was a huge Kennedy supporter and her license plate was actually JFK464 - before vanity plates.

I don't remember if we went into church or were just sent home.

I do remember that we were glued to the TV for the next 4 days.

It is difficult to fathom how history was altered that day. JFK definitely would have won a second term, Nixon may have never gotten in, and the groundwork never laid for the ill-gotten gains of the Republican party, today.

I do have to admit that I'm not convinced that Oswald was a lone gunman. I think that was the story that needed to be told at the time.

I'd love to know all of it.
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