|President Kennedy (Photo credit by NASA.).|
My husband and I were living in Hillsborough, NC with our 8 month old son, Michael, and I was teaching science and math at Orange Junior High School which was directly across from our house, and my husband was in graduate school at Duke.
I had an accelerated group of eighth graders in class that afternoon when a student knocked on the door of my classroom. She told me the principal said to tell everyone the President had been killed. For just a second or two, I thought President? What President? Then it dawned on me that she was talking about President Kennedy. I went back into the classroom and told my eighth grade students.
School was dismissed, and I hurried home to my young baby, and soon my husband returned. It seems that we did nothing but watch television for days during the coverage of the assassination--except we were at church when Oswald was killed. But soon reruns of that were all over the newscasts.
It was a sad time, and I have often wondered how different our country might be if Kennedy had lived.