Ghost of Thanksgiving Past : What We Went Through: 1963-1974
John F. Kennedy
Lee Harvey Oswald
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy
President Nixon resigns, 1974.
Congressional Watergate Investigation, 1973/4
Two students killed, ten wounded by police at Jackson State College, 1970
Four students killed, nine wounded, by Ohio National Guardsmen at Kent State University, 1970
The slaughter of 500 civilians by U. S. troops at My Lai, Viet Nam, 1969
Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated, 1968.
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated, 1968.
Malcolm X is murdered, 1964.
Alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is murdered, 1963.
President John F. Kennedy is assassinated, Thanksgiving, 1963.
"Too much happens...Man performs, engenders, so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything...That's what's so terrible."
Light in August
"After the first death there is no other."
A Refusal to Mourn the Death of a Child, by Fire, in London
Denial is the greatest and most salvific of all human faculties. Or, as a more prosaic pundit put it, "Human beings have a built-in forgetter."