While looking for a new inspiration in my posts, I picked up Anne Lamott’s book ~ Bird by Bird ~ “Some Instructions on Writing and Life”. One idea she had was to write short assignments ~ about as much as you can see through a One-Inch Picture Frame
My second short assignment was writing for five minutes about as much as I can see looking through a one-inch picture frame of revisiting John F. Kennedy’s Assassination.
On November 22, 1963, two months to the day before our first child was born, I was standing in the living room ironing my husband’s shirts while watching television. The screen suddenly was filled with the news that President Kennedy had been shot in Texas. Life changed from that point on for all of us in America. As I stood in stunned silence watching the news unfold over the following days, I saw images of Jackie Kennedy and her small son, John, standing by the roadside as the fallen president’s casket passed by. I felt like I knew Jackie personally, as we had both experienced miscarriages and heartaches in our lost pregnancies. She gave me hope that I too would be a mother one day, just as her husband gave us hope that we, as a country, could overcome our adversities and become greater still.
(2017) And now, over fifty years later, “The documents—441 files that had previously been withheld entirely, along with 3,369 other documents that had been previously released only in part—were made public under terms of a 1992 law that requires the unsealing of all JFK assassination-related documents by October, the law’s 25-year deadline.” And the interesting part of all this is that our president (Trump) has the power to block the unsealing of some controversial documents regarding the CIA and the FBI. It’s possible that he will be asked to block some that are being released by the October deadline. “It does not reflect well on the legacy of either the CIA or the commission that, half a century after those gunshots rang out in Dealey Plaza, the newly released documents suggest that at least some of those conspiracy theories might be true.”
~ Stay tuned for the unfolding of the Real Camelot ~
(Update November 2021): We’re still waiting for the release of the secret JFK Assassination Records. The current administration (Biden) cited COVID-19 as the reason.
“Congress declared in 1992 that all government records surrounding Kennedy’s assassination “should be eventually disclosed to enable the public to become fully informed about the history surrounding the assassination.
But a part of that law also says that the release of these records can be postponed if their public disclosure would cause “identifiable harm” to military, intelligence, law enforcement or foreign operations.”