Ask anyone who is over the age of 50 and they will tell you where they were 50 years ago today. Me, I wasn't born yet. My parents weren't even born yet, but I have grandparents who can tell me where they were when they heard the news that JFK had been shot. I've watched numerous biographies and specials on TV about the whole situation and it interests me. I'm not a huge history buff, you would think that I would be with my father in law being a history teacher and my husband knowing just as much as he does, but I never took an interest in it. The Kennedy's though, gets my attention. I think its just their lives how interesting they were and how they were the 'All American Couple'. I've read books and articles about what happened that day and there's so many things that don't match up and people believe that it was all a conspiracy. I'm not one to believe in conspiracy's, but this one has some points that one can't ignore. The whole fascination with the Kennedy's for me, started a few years ago. I've always liked Jackie Kennedy, just her style and her personality. To me, she was what a woman should act like. I remember reading an article about how Marilyn Monroe called Jackie. Marilyn had been going around saying that she was going to move into the White House and how she would make a good presidential wife. Basically saying that she was going to steal John away from Jackie. Calmly, Jackie told Marilyn 'Marilyn, you'll marry Jack, that's great. And you'll move into the White House and you'll assume the responsibilities as first lady and I'll move out and you'll have all the problems'. I'm pretty sure if someone told me that they were going to steal my husband from me, I wouldn't have handled it that lady-like. It just intrigues me that even though Jackie knew about the affair, she stayed by her husband's side. I've seen the video of the assassination and it's an image that you can't get out of your head. I actually put a picture of LBJ getting sworn in and Jackie was still wearing the pink suit with the blood on it in the paper. You can't see the blood stains, but the look on her face is heartbreaking. They asked her if she wanted to change and she said 'No, I want them to see what they have done'. Conspiracy or not, on this day 50 years ago, an avoidable tragedy took place. A man was killed for no reason, a wife lost her husband, and children lost their father.
Hope everyone has a good weekend! Alice :)
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