NOVEMBER 22, 1963
VALLEY CENER, CALIF.NOVEMBER 22, 1963
Dear Mrs. Kennedy,Nothing has been conﬁrmed as yet. Either way it turns out you have my deepest sympathy.Don’t neglect the healing aﬀect of quiet time alone with a quiet horse or dog.Oh my dear, it has been pretty well conﬁrmed that we have lost him. Our prayers are with you.Love,Nancy, Kenneth,Rick, Brandon& Perry Glimpse
UPPER DARBY, PA.11/22/632:00 P.M.
My dear Mrs. Kennedy.Even as I write this letter, my hand, my body is trembling at the ter-rible incident of this afternoon. I am watching the CBS-V news report. No oﬃ cial word as yet. I’m not of voting age yet but I am old enough to understand the political and diplomatic relations of the world. When the President was campaigning, If I had been old enough, I would have voted in his favor. I knew that then and I know that now. Not because of his youth, his religion, his personality. But because of some indistinguishable inﬂuence, perhaps more deﬁned now after a few years, almost a full term, after his election.I’m writing, I know, but what I want to say, I can’t put into words. Perhaps you can read between the lines. Not just “I’m sorry to hear. . . .” but more.