We just completed another nasty political season ... and everyone says ... whatever happened to politeness in society?? Well, I bring you the "Living Past"
The first presidential election I remember was in 1964, Johnson versus Goldwater. I was eight years old at the time, and here are some memories from that era which I still can recall today:
- The Cuban Missile Crisis: As a young boy I was fascinated when the US Air Force suddenly moved many of their B-52's to the airbase near my home in Duluth, Minnesota. Northern Minnesota was out of range of Cuban missiles.
- The assassination of President Kennedy: In November of 1963 I was called a "walker" at school (age 7). This meant I walked home for lunch every day, and then came back to school for the afternoon. Do "walkers" even exist anymore? Regardless, I learned the tragic news about President Kennedy as I entered the school grounds after my lunch at home. It was very obvious that something unusual had happened.
If you want to learn more about the 1960's ... or some other eras, take a look at these old political television campaign advertisements. Commercials could also be rather insulting in the past:
The Living Candidate - 1952 to 2004
- Barry Goldwater
- We will bury you! (in fact your children will grow up to be a communist)
- Lyndon Baines Johnson - LBJ
- A Daisy and Nukes
Happy Thanksgiving ... and for my readers who are U.S. citizens, be thankful we live in a free society.