― John F. Kennedy
October, 1962...I am teaching my little seventh graders in NKC...Living the good life as only the young can enjoy! But does anyone remember what happened October, 1962? Yes, the Cuban Missle Crisis!
|A Map showing the possible reach of the Cuban Missles|
After Dick has gone back and things are getting more normal, I am doing my thing at school. Across the hall from me is the Home Ec. room; the teacher there is also fresh out of college. We strike up a conversation while doing our duty in the hall. I am telling Bonnie, who is newly married, about this really nice guy I am writing to...she asks where he is from, and I tell her a farm near Bogard, Missouri. She perks up at that and asks what is his name...when I tell her, she gives me a big ol' hug and says "that is my first cousin"! I find out that Bonnie grew up in the same area as Dick, they are about three months apart in age and are very good friends!! Small world!! I have not met any of his family yet, so now, I have to be on my good behavior! Here is someone who can "report" on Dickey Lee's girlfriend! (That is what everyone from his home calls him! )