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On A Clear Day

Posted by Jim Botticelli  November 22, 2013 10:14 AM

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JFK rides past St. Columbkille's Parish one sunny spring day in a different time
Photo by Lisa Mayer

It was  50 years ago.  That's FIFTY. So that means that very few people under the age of 55 even remember this day in November when life as we knew it took a sharp turn. A generation of Baby Boomers lost a big piece of their innocence that day and it never returned. We can analyze JFK in hindsight and he certainly has emerged from it all as human, not a diety, and the era of Camelot can be said to be a myth, which it almost certainly was. But the stunning shock of the event can never be forgotten.  The 9/11 experience is the only comparable event. The Boston Globe today ran a series of JFK in Boston worth a look here. Below is a photo taken at the Globe this day in history, a clear day in 1963.
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Photo from Charlene Chagnon courtesy of The Boston Globe

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Jim Botticelli, a 1976 Northeastern University graduate, is a retired Boston Public Schools teacher. In college, he drove a cab and learned the city's cow paths. An avid collector of More »

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