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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DAYS news magazines, hardcover books, commemorative pamphlets, stamps, and even a comic book. I convinced Mom and Dad to fly to Washington (my first time on a plane) to visit Arlington National Cemetery, and added my Brownie Starflash photos of JFK's gravesite to the collection. In 2013 – after 50 years – I climbed up to our Wellesley attic and retrieved that carton, now musty and tattered from the passage of time. Its contents have awakened dor- ^^ On the afternoon of his death, President Kennedy was to speak at a luncheon at Dallas' Trade Mart. Although his final words were never to be heard in his unmistakable Boston accent, their typewritten content carried a typical Kennedy message, beseeching Americans to shoulder the responsibilities of democracy: 73 w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e "We in this country, in this generation, are – by destiny rather than choice – the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility – that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint … That must always be our goal – and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written long ago: 'Except the lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.' " ★ John F. Kennedy, the undelivered speech in Dallas

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