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.