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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The LuLac Edition #2070, May 29th, 2012
JFK in the late 1950s.
JFK AT 95
Today would have been the 95th birthday of the late President John F. Kennedy. The Kennedy family has insisted that the anniversary of his birth be celevrated rather than the day he died. But for people of a certain age, that Friday, November 22nd will live on in our minds until the last one of our generation passes. When I was in college, I was mystified and also very curious about the memories of those people who were the last survivors in the time of the great Theodore Roosevelt or Woodrow Wilson. I now find my generation at that same point in time. John Kennedy’s legacy in history is a mixed bag. No doubt in the coming years as more and more of his personal foibles come to light, it might be diminished. But for now, he is remembered by a generation, frozen in time, a pop cultural icon as well as a historical figure that still sparks a memory. Whether it be May 29th (as was the Kennedy family preference) or that dark day in November 1963, we still remember. And always will….until (quoting Bill Clinton here) “the last dog dies”.
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Author of the book "A Radio Story/We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors" and "Leges Vitae" "26 Rules of Life" and the new novel, "Weather Or Knot". The blog editor also writes various news articles and columns as well as upcoming literary projects. The blog editor was a frequent guest on WYOU TV'S INTERACTIVE NEWSCASTS when political issues were discussed on the national, state and local level. Currently, Yonki is a weekly panelist on WYLN TV 35's Friday Topic A program. He also appears on the Hazleton, PA. stations Election Night coverage and does special projects and stories for WYLN TV 35's 10PM Newscast "Late Edition".