ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963 I WAS STANDING IN MY KITCHEN WAITING FOR MY RIDE TO WORK AT THE HARTFORD TIMES.
I HEARD ON THE RADIO THAT SHOTS WERE FIRED AT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MOTORCADE IN DALLAS TEXAS AND THE POLICE WERE CHASING A MAN AND A WOMAN UP A GRASSY KNOLL.
MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS "NOT TO WORRY" THE SECRET SERVICE MEN WERE ALL CLARK KENTS!
WHEN I GOT TO WORK I DISCOVERED THAT JFK WAS DEAD!
AFETER MY INITIAL SHOCK WORE OFF, I GOT TO READ THE ORIGINAL REPORTS THAT WERE COMING IN OVER THE WIRE SERVICES. (IN RETROSPECT, I COULD KICK MYSELF FOR NOT KEEPNG THOSE WIRE SERVICE REPORTS) I DID HOWEVER GET THE WHOLE FRONT PAGE CAST IN LEAD.
for trhe next year, I kept as many newspaper clippings/MAGAZINES as I could get my hands on.
finally, when the warren report came out ten months later,I accepted it as fact. back in 1963, for those of us who were grown adults, we considered ourselves "patriots. (i was 29 going on thirty)
which means that we automatically accepted every word our government and national media TOLD us.
abourt a year later i heard someone on the radio, trashing the warren report.
my first thought was that it was probably a communist sympathizer. (remember, back then we were in the height of the cold war)
i discovered later that the man on the radio was what I now consider the "DEAN OF ALL CRITICS, HAROLD WEWISBERG. HE WAS A GUEST ON PHILADELPHIA'S JACK Mc KINNEY TALK SHOW "WCAU".
BECAUSE THE SYSTEM WOULDN'T ALLOW BOOKS CRITICAL OF THE GOVERNMENT I TOOK IT UPON MYSELF TO CONTACT MR. WEISBERG TO ORDER HIS BOOKS AND, REMAINED IN TOUCH WITH HIM TILL THE DAY HE DIED.. (MY WIFE & I HAD THE PLEASURE OF SPENDING A WHOLE DAY WITH HAROLD & lLLLIAN AT HIS HOME IN FREDERICK md.
HAVING READ THE ORIGINAL REPORTS ON THE WIRE SERVICES (AP/UPI) I KNEW SOME OF THE THINGS HE SAID WERE TRUE.
THIS PROMPTED ME TO GO OUT AND BUY THE 26 VOLUMES. MY INTENTION WAS TO PROVE
THAT THE CRITICS WERE WRONG. UNFORTUNATELY, THE 26 VOLUMES PROVED THE CRITICS
WERE CORRECT. I'VE BEEN AT IT EVER SINCE.
WHEN I GOT A COMPUTER, THE FIRST THING I LOOKED FOR WAS JFK. I COULDN'T BELIEVE THE CRAP WARREN REPORT SUPPORTERS WERE POSTING ON THE INTERNET.
WHEN I CORRECTED THEM, WITH ACTUAL EVIDENCEE/TESTIMONY THEY GOT PERSONAL WITH INSULTS AND ;PROFANITY.
I ALWAYS ASKED THEM IF THEY REALLY WANTED TO TRADE INSULTS WITH A KID FROM THE STREETS? SOME WERE STUPID ENOUGH TO SAY YES.
I PROCEEDED TO BURY THEM WITH INSULTS. THEY THEN MADE THE MISTAKE OF ATTACKING MY WIFE/KIDS & GRANDKIDS.HOW STUPID CAN ONE BE WHEN HE LOWERS THE BAR OF DECENCY AND, DOESN'T BELIEVE HIS ADVERSARY HAS THE SAME RIGHT? ? ?
SO, I TOLD THEM, YOU'RE SO G D ROTTEN THAT YOUR WHOLE GENE POOL MUST BE ELIMINATED SO I'M GOING TO RUN YOUR WHOLE F'n FAMILY THROUGH A WOOD-CHIPPER.
I'M PROUD TO TELL YOU THAT THAT COMMENT FROM ME TURNED THEM ALL INTO "CRY-BABIES".
OVERE THE YEARS I'VE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH SEVERAL AUTHORS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE.
SOME WERE GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO CORRESPOND WITH ME FOR DECADES. SOME WERE NOT.
PENN JONES BOOKS WERE PARTICULARLY HARD TO GET SO, I CONTACTED PENN & ORDERED HIS FOUR VOLUMES BY THE CASE LOTS.
I BELIEVE I'M THE ONLY MAN ON THE PLANET WITH SEVERAL SETS OF HIS BOOKS ALL 4 VOLUMES OF "FORGIVE MY GRIEF) FOR SALE. ALL BRAND NEW
I SEE A SINGLE COPY ONCE IN A WHILE ON THE INTERNET SELLING FOR AS MUCH AS $400.00 "USED".
I HAVE DEVELOPED A LIBRARY THAT I AM VERY PROUD OF BOTH, LONE ASSASSIN/CONSPIRACY BOOKS.
B OTH DALLAS NEWSPAPERS FROM THAT WEEK IN DALLAS. HUNDREDS OF JFK RELATED MAGAZINES,SEVERAL SETS OF NEWSLETTERS.
I AM ALSO IN TOUCH WITH OSWALD'S WIDOW, MARINA.
I AM STILL ACQUIRING BOOKS ON THE SUBJECT.
I CONTINUE TO BE A STUDENT OF THE SUBJECT.