WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Four Dark Days in November 11★ 22★ 63 n THEY TAKE A FLIGHT TO LOVE FIELD, DALLAS, where Mrs. Kennedy is n AS THE MOTORCADE PASSES THE TEXAS BOOK DEPOSITORY BUILDING presented with a lush bouquet of red roses. in Dealey Plaza at 12:30 pm, gunshots ring out. A description that best n conveys the enormity of this chilling deed is found – surprisingly – in THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY JOIN TEXAS GOVERNOR JOHN CONNALLY and his wife in an open convertible as part of a 10-mile motorcade through downtown Dallas en route to a luncheon. "The Illustrated Story of JFK," a comic book: "Unseen, the hidden watcher with his deadly weapon coldly sights in on his unsuspecting target – the man in the slow-moving car. The crosshairs of the telescopic sight pin the proud head against the green grass beyond. The carbine instantly spits death." n MRS. KENNEDY CRADLES HER HUSBAND as he is hit in the neck and head by the sniper from an upper-story window of the Depository. Governor Connally is also injured. The convertible picks up speed and races to Parkland Memorial Hospital. n AT 1:00 PM, PRESIDENT KENNEDY IS PRONOUNCED DEAD. At 2:38 pm, Lyndon Johnson takes the oath of office on Air Force One, which will transport President Kennedy's body back to Washington. n THE SNIPER, LEE HARVEY OSWALD, IS ARRESTED, after also killing Patrolman J.D. Tippit who had attempted to hin- We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 der his escape. ^^ "She remembers the roses. Three times that day in Texas they had greeted her with the bouquets of Yellow Roses of Texas. Only in Dallas, they had given her red roses. She remembers thinking, 'how funny – red roses for me;' and then the car was full of blood and red roses." ★ Presidential Journalist Theodore H. White 64

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