Tuesday, April 26, 2011
More Kennedy, Less Whales
A week after visiting JFK's grave at the Arlington National Cemetery we visited the President Kennedy Library and Museum here in Boston.
There were many splendid exhibits and films of events from the era of Camelot, 50 years ago. There was plenty of coverage of the Cuban Missile Crisis, which made me realise for the first time that I played a very part in JFK's story. Much smaller, of course, than his effect on my life.
Today was supposed to be whale-watching day. Scheduled sailing time was 10 am but at 8 am visibility was 400 metres so we took a mist-check and went for a walk around Harvard instead. By coincidence, another connection with JFK.