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September 1, 2009
From Camelot to 'cram-a-lot'
I was born the same year that John F. Kennedy was elected president, so it is obvious that I did not see his presidency first hand. Just about all I know about it has come from my parents, aunts, uncles and friends of family along with what I have read. The school where I attended grades 1-6 was named after JFK. From what I had been told, up until the time I was able to learn about some of the events that went on at the time - Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis, I was under the impression that the JFK presidency was royalty - "Camelot" - as they called it.When JFK was assassinated in 1963, the Camelot torch was passed down to Robert Kennedy. After RFK was assassinated in 1968, Camelot was passed to Ted Kennedy. Now, with the passing of Senator Kennedy, we can say that Camelot is over. Apparently, this is not the case. As Senator Kennedy's health was failing, and with the subsequent election of our current president, Barack Obama, it seems that Camelot has not left the...(Read Full Post)