Thursday, October 23, 2008

1960 Presidential election was exciting. I was ten then, and we had television by then. I remember the debates people saying Kennedy was handsome and Nixon wasn't and not understanding that visually. I did like Jackie Kennedy's hats. I remember my parents talking about Kennedy being Catholic and how people said that the Pope would be able to tell a Catholic President what to do, and that my parents didn't think it would be an issue at all. I remember the voting lines were so long both parents stood for hour to vote. I remember Daddy took me out to supper at Alfred's Delicatessen while Mama was voting and then took me to his office at Shell Oil, the only time I remember being there. I fell asleep in front of the election returns for the first time that night, beginning a long tradition.

4 comments:

Ann said...

I'll bet the tradition was NOT falling asleep in front of election returns, but that might happen this year in this very interesting election. I love hearing about your election memories, Victoria.

Peggy said...

I remember this election as well although my family was out of the country for several months at that time. I remember my parents being very sure to vote their absentee ballots. I also remember the concern about the Pope.

Mary said...

I remember the 1960 election too. My uncle was one of those people who said that the Pope would be able to tell a Catholic President what to do. Thankfully we have come a distance from those days.

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