It was 50 years ago today…

Fifty years ago today—Friday, 22nd November, 1963—a day of great events: C.S. Lewis, collapsed in his bedroom and died; Aldous Huxley, died in bed having, at his request, been administered LSD by his wife; John F. Kennedy, shot through the head by person or persons unknown Lee Harvey Oswald.

Can you remember where you were when you heard that JFK had been shot? They say you never forget. I almost certainly heard about it some time in the mid-to-late 1970s, but I'm buggered if I can remember where I was. So, I guess that disproves that crap theory.

Jen's mum, Pat, has the perfect alibi for the (first) Kennedy assassination: she was in a hospital in Halifax, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, giving birth to our lass.

Jen at the Angel of the North
Jen (right, slightly over the hill).

Thanks, Pat. Job well done!

Now, if you don't mind, Jen and I are off to Filey to celebrate. Rock and roll!


Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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