Sunday, November 24, 2013

50 Years Ago November 25th

The funeral of Dallas Police Officer JD Tippit, murdered by Oswald on the morning of November 22nd, 1963.

Lee Harvey Oswald's funeral in Fort Worth; Secret Service agents and reporters act as pall bearers.  The only 2 mourners at the funeral were Oswald's mother, and his widow, Marina Oswald.

Thanks for bearing with me during this historical fixation, and I apologize if this bores anyone.  If you are of a certain age, and were born in Dallas, then these events and their aftermath were a major part of your growing up.

I think this will be the last time these events will be commemorated.  Long ago, they joined the Lincoln Assassination, Pearl Harbor, and the death of FDR as paragraphs in history textbooks.  They are slipping into history.   People won't care much about them anymore because those with any kind of living connection to the events of November 1963 will themselves eventually slip into history.  I would imagine that those who died that weekend might envy those of us from that time fortunate enough to live a full span of years.

Again I saw under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to the men of skill, but time and chance shall happen to them all.
Ecclesiastes 9:11-12

Indeed, time and chance will have us all and life is short and uncertain.
Best wishes to you all, and may your days be many and prosperous.

Dealey Plaza in Dallas, November 25, 1963

John F. Kennedy's tomb in Arlington National Cemetery today

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