It’s hard to believe that with the Thanksgiving holiday we’ve lost track of things. First, November 22 has passed us by and with it our memorial to President John F Kennedy and the still-unsolved mystery of the conspiracy which murdered him.
Next year, if the Lord’s a willing and the creek don’t rise, we shall spend more time in an inquisitive remembrance of that November day in 1963. The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination. It should be a time for a reconsideration of the facts.
Less recalled were the passings of C. S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley both of whom died on November 22, 1963, however unlike the young JFK, we are quite certain of the circumstances of their deaths.
We also missed noting November 20 the birthday anniversary of the grand old man of Socialism in America, Norman Thomas. A convert to Socialism via an earlier conversion to Christianity, Thomas began as a Presbyterian minister prior to serving as the Socialist candidate for the Presidency six times.
The one-time newspaper boy for Warren Harding’s own newspaper, midwestern born and bred, Thomas wore three-piece suits as he campaigned and did much to attract an aura of respectability to the Socialist Party.
We pause to remember fallen Kings and knights.