File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 378


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:38:23 -0600
Subject: [Puptcrit] OFF TOPIC - 44 years ago today memorial


I realize that this is an international puppetry forum.
But I do think this event reverberated to most nations.
I was in secondary school when it happened, in a Political Science  
class, ironically.
I think everyone near my age recalls where they were on Nov. 22, 1963.
United States President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas,  
Texas.

My father had passed away in May of 1962.

The 600 student school closed and we were all sent home.
Teachers, male and female weeping openly as we left.
My favorite teacher/mentor, a former prize fight,
WWII vet and the best history teach I've ever know,
cursing and crying as he supervised the shut down.
The quietest school bus ride home.
The long sad dark days afterward.
And then two days later another murder, live on national TV.

Most of what I though I knew about my nation came into question  
starting that day.
Questioning continues to this day.

My wish & hope is that all assassinations will cease.

- moynihan
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