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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    We may have to explain that to Tradd, she's just a kid.
    I know what the grassy knoll is, if that’s what you’re referring to!

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    Alan, that photo is funny of you sitting in the grassy knoll but honestly, it looks like it’s Photoshopped, and badly.

    but I’m really not the one to identify Photoshopping.
    I am not a serious person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Ellen, that photo is funny of you sitting in the grass you know, but honestly, it looks like it’s Photoshoped, and badly.

    but I’m really not the one to identify Photoshopping.
    Well Cyrus, it's not photoshopped. My wife insisted on taking that same shot from several angles, do they all look photoshopped?









    Edited to add: Actually, now that you mention it, they kinda do. But they're not. LOL
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    Other photos, better!
    I am not a serious person.

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    I saw JFK give the commencement address at an Air Force Academy graduation. I was pretty young but it was quite the memorable pageant with the president arriving in one of three choppers that landed on the field and the throwing of hats at the end. Not too long ago I found the speech he gave some obscure corner of the internet. It was pretty heavy on the cold war and national defense.

    It wasn't long after that that my folks drug me and my big brother along for the epic road trip to see the 1964 World's Fair and eventually JFK's gravesite at Arlington.
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    The earliest, probably the JFK assassination. I also remember, for some reason (probably the duck and cover and timed runs home from school) that I was scared to death of Nikita Kruschev. I don't think I was old enough to know what the Cold War was all about, but I remember he was the bad guy we were all ducking and running from.

    The widest background noise during our dinner hour over many years, though, was the Huntley-Brinkley Report and the Vietnam War.
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    Kay, I remember being fearful, too! I remember walking in my neighborhood and I looking up at every plane crossing the sky above me, wondering if it was a Russian aircraft carrying a bomb.
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