Things are slow here at the GUARDIAN world headquarters, so we decided to jump on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination bandwagon. We would like to hear from both the youngsters under 50 and the seniors about how they perceive the loss of JFK and what it meant to them.
By DAVID R. FRAZIER
I was a senior in high school working at J.W. Knapp’s department store in Lansing, Michigan making picture frames when a guy from the upholstery shop walked in and said, “The president has been shot and if he dies it will be the biggest damn funeral you ever saw.”
He died and the funeral was indeed the biggest I had ever seen.
Two things are fixed in my memory: Crowds of people glued to the TV sets in the appliance department and cancellation of the Michigan State football game which was finally played Thanksgiving day.
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