Truthful Tuesday is a prompt started by PCGuyIV and currently hosted by Di of Pensitivity101. Her question today is about the assassination of John F Kennedy.
Can you remember what you were doing or where you were when this happened, or if you were born after 1963, can you remember your whereabouts for other major historical events that have occurred since?https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/11/22/truthful-tuesday-22nd-november/
I was only six years old when JFK was shot. We were living in England then and it would have been on the television news. At that age I was just beginning to take an interest in the wider world but I can’t honestly say if I remember seeing this news story or not. I do remember news stories from that period, there was a lot going on in the early to mid sixties. What I can’t be sure of is what are my memories and what I know from later reading and seeing things on television about it.
I do remember that the Pope died, Pope John XXIII in June 1963. I remember it because of the coverage of how a new Pope would be chosen. I was quite intrigued even though we’re not Catholic or even particularly religious. I think that it was the smoke signal that captured my interest.
I remember the hype about the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 just a year later and the US election held around the same time. That was Lyndon Johnson vs Barry Goldwater. I never learned anything about what the issues were but I do recall mum saying something along the lines of “If Goldwater wins there will be a World War.” Thanks mum, just what every seven year old needs to hear. Mum was not really interested in politics but that comment may have been what made me take an interest as I got older.
So it is kind of odd that I can’t recall anything specific about the JFK assassination because I was certainly old enough to have been paying attention.
Thanks for your contribution. I don’t remember much either at the time.
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