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  •  His death has been on mind as well. (15+ / 0-)

    I was very young.  All I remember is my mom ironing in the kitchen listening to the radio nonstop.

    And the horses at the funeral on our black and white tv.

    That's about it.  I was too little to know what was going on.  But I knew something was very wrong.

    There did seem to be a sea change in culture after that.

    I am well aware that CTs are frowned on at DKos.  But, I'm taking Bobby and the HSCA's words on it that the first link in the chain is Carlos Marcello.  But, I digress.

    Very sad.  It did indeed shape the future and me.

    RIP John.  A nation loved you.

    Romney's whole business was about maximizing debt, extracting cash, cutting head counts, skimping on capital spending, outsourcing production, and dressing up the deal for the earliest, highest-profit exit possible. -- David Stockman.

    by CupofTea on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 08:39:19 AM PST

    •  i was in second grade (7+ / 0-)

      they let us out of school early

      a lot of adults were crying

      mom came home from work early

      it was a solemn weekend

      on Monday my mom took me to the funeral procession on Pennsylvania Avenue.   I don't remember much about it except the horses.

      when we went back to school on Tuesday, they asked us all to write about the weekend's events.

      I wrote that it was "A GRATE LOSS"

      My mom saved that paper for decades, although I just went and looked for it and could not find it in her strongbox of precious papers.

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      by TrueBlueMajority on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 12:44:18 PM PST

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