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Pres. Kennedy was assasinated when I was a student at U. of Mich. in 1963. That year I was invited to my friend's home in Grand Rapids, MI for the holiday as I was not going home to NY for the holiday. Lydia's family were arch Republicans, real supporters of Geral Ford who at that time was, I think was maj or min leader in the House. I just recall the visceral hatred the family expressed towards Pres. Kennedy, qualified by "He is the Pesident of the US". I remember Lydia's sister commenting "as soon as they heard Pres Kennedy was dead, they were already deciding Jackie's outfit for the funeral." The point is, this ws the same visceral hatred and resentment I have heard peole express for PRes. Obama.
I don't remember if it was Thanksgiving but it was definitely a holiday. We all got into a heated debate about universal healthcare. I am pro my aunt is anti. The conversation got very heated and my aunt was visibly upset. She went to cut a piece of cake that was on a glass cake stand. She was so irate that she grabbed the knife and started cutting the cake. She must have been pretty angry because the whole glass plate just shattered into a million pieces. Needless to say, we try not to bring up healthcare at family dinners anymore.
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