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JFK: An Uncluttered Commemoration


In 1971 when Granny Tyree passed away, her belongings included a scrapbook of World War II editorial cartoons, a freezer container labeled (yum!) “strawberries” (but containing turnips!) and a little book in which she had jotted down her own poems and grandchildren’s witticisms.
One of the poems dealt with the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy “in Dallas town.”. Remembering that book, I relished the prospects of including Granny’s poetry in this column marking the 50th anniversary of the event.
Except that I can’t find the cursed thing! It’s lost somewhere in the last four ...

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