you are the star of the show. this makes no sense.
My grandma shook JFK’s hand the same year he was assassinated. “I thought he was the most handsome man I have ever seen. His eyes and skin were about the same color, a pretty color you know, and his hands were soft.” she recalled. Becoming a U.S. citizen in 1960, JFK ended up being the first president my grandma voted for.
She remembered exactly what she was doing the day that JFK was assassinated. She was getting bread and butter from the bakery like she did every afternoon. She got in her car and started it. Then that’s when it came on the radio that he was murdered. “I couldn’t move [the car] for half an hour, maybe longer. I was just motionless. I started to cry. When I had the strength to move the car, I went home…I turned on the TV and stayed in front of that TV set and cried for five days until his burial. It was the saddest thing I ever say. You see his little son saluting his father; the little baby didn’t even know what he was doing.”
I was watching the episode of Mad Men where JFK was assassinated, and my grandma’s story came to mind. I heard a lot of stories about people’s reaction to his assassination, but seeing it reenacted on a TV show, it paints a vivid and sad picture.
Meghan & Bogart.