John F. Kennedy Essay

Submitted By kklempn3
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18 Nov. 2010
The Day the World Stood Still
On November 22 of 1963, Betty was making her very first Lemon Meringue Pie at the ripe old age of twenty- three. She had just put her first born down for an afternoon nap and was determined to have a pie made for supper that evening. That wasn't to be, Walter Conkrite came over the air at about 12:30p.m. and said President Kennedy has been shot! She remembers that time felt like it stood still. When it finally registered all she could say was "Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God!” For several minutes that was all that would come out of her mouth. Then Betty realized it was actually happening and all she could do was cry. She remembered it being so sad and at the same time surreal moment in her life. Betty’s thoughts then went to what life was going to be like for her baby, and then more, like what about the Presidents' babies? People just shooting a president if they don't like him? These were the questions racing through her mind at the moment. She thought she was a little naive to think it was that simple. As the days passed and the news continued hourly reminding her of what the country was becoming ,she started to bring together everything that was being said about it. She never believed that only one person was involved in President Kennedy's assassination; she did, however, believe from that very first week that Harvey Oswald was set up to take the fall for it. Betty’s thinking for many of these years is that it was done because of political differences. John F. Kennedy was against Vietnam and wanted to end it and so did his brother Bobby. There was too much money to be made on this war and many did not want it to end. Johnson indicated that Castro was the person that was behind it; Lady Bird Johnson's family was in to the manufacturing of airplanes and airplanes were certainly being manufactured for the Vietnam War. Then after listening to other news broadcasts, she was certain it was the mafia because it was pretty well known that the Kennedy's had