When I was a kid in the '70's (not 1870's) my Dad gave me a tri-folded card with a penny glued to it. The penny also had Kennedy's head engraved on it. The tri-fold card had the exact same things printed on it as in Dixie Girl's first post.
I thought it was interesting then, and, in actuality, I still think it's interesting!
I remember exactly where I was when Kennedy was assassinated. I can even recreate the conversation when I went to the office (we had a radio on the floor, but the office didn't) and told them that Kennedy had been shot. They, of course, told me to get the hell out.
At the time, there was this kid making his way in the world at a Dallas TV station. His name was Dan Rather.
You are mistaken ..Dan Rather was the anchor at KPRC TV in Houston. He made his name as the reporter who went to the lighthouse on Galveston Island to report on the progress of Hurricane Carla in 1962.. I lived in Houston at the time and remember quite well that event. he and the camraman were the only 2 people on Galveston island during the Huricane..He got a national appointment..the cameraman got overtime!
The passage of time raveges the memories of an old man!....MINE!
I was sure of my statements and they are ALMOST accurate.
Rather did indeed go to Galveston to report on the approach of Hurricane Carla, but that was in 1961 rather than 1962. In addition, he broadcast first from the seawall, then from the weather bureau not the lighthouse. Finally the TV station was KHOU, not KPRC!
He claimed to be the first to announce the Death of Kennedy but not from Dallas
I looked thsi stuff up to be sure I was right..I am not particularly a fan, but I lived in Houston during Carla and remember the incident except for some detalis. By the time he became a fixture on CBS, I had left Texas so seeing him on national TV was a reminder of Houston and the good times I had there.