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I know my son thinks I'm fairly ancient. My nieces and nephews, too. I am a GREAT Aunt, after all. #PKIsOld
Clearly my colleagues under the age of 30 would concur since two decades separate us.
However, my siblings, childhood friends, and homies --a/k/a the like-aged peeps in my inner circle-- have my (aching) back.
Then there are my folks. God bless them; they always refer to me as their baby and will ever make me feel young. #ThanksMom&Pop
Either way. As old as I may or may not be, look, feel or seem ... I was NOT alive on this date back in 1963.
But it remains one of the darkest days in our nation's history since it was the one on which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he traveled in an open-air limousine while on a campaign trip in Dallas. Everyone knows what happened that day but very few of us know exactly how or why. It's one of our country's great mysteries.
My Mom always tells me how horrendous that day and those that followed were; how a dark cloud befell the entire nation and fear and despair filled the U.S. for the first time in a long time. It's an American tragedy and paradox that, even all these years later, evokes deep sadness, suspicion, and about eight bazillion conspiracy theories.
Though he certainly wasn't the first U.S. President killed in office, he was definitely the youngest to die as Commander in Chief. In my opinion, he was absolutely the most handsome and well, cool even if a bit of a cad. Obviously, John F. Kennedy was imperfect, though his murder has martyred him.
But whatever else he may have done or been, I do believe he always had the nation's and his fellow man's best interests at heart. I honestly feel he was a humanitarian...and I KNOW he was a master wordsmith. That's probably why, even though he died before I came to be, I've always been enthralled with him?
Anyway, everyone knows he told us to ask not what our country can do for us but what we can do for our country. Good advice then and now. JFK was chock full of good advice; and brilliant observations. And, in his honor, I'd like to offer you some of my other favorite quotes on this 56th anniversary of his untimely death:
"Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men."
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
“A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality.”
"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly."
Rest well, Mr. President. John F. Kennedy: 1917 - 1963 #RememberingJFK #JohnFitzgeraldKennedy #Pray #Peace