To Orwell Today,
November 19, 2013
A few years ago I submitted some articles to your website regarding JFK and I promised that when I found the photos I snapped from my father's shoulders at JFK's funeral, I would send them to you.
Well, just this week my mother unearthed these, so although they are blurred I think that a few people will still find them interesting.
Jim Banholzer, Idaho
Yes, I remember you telling me about the photos you took -- at age four -- of JFK's funeral. That was 6 years ago -- in 2007 -- when you first wrote in to ORWELL TODAY on the 44th anniversary of the assassination. See LINCOLN'S MIRROR-IMAGE OMEN
"...Synchronisticly the first photographs I ever took were at Kennedy’s funeral procession in Washington D.C. forty-four years ago today. Dad lifted me upon his shoulders to see above the crowd and told me to click the little 10 mm camera button. I have those photos around here somewhere and should try to find them again....".
Now here we are at the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination and it's godcidentally synchronistic that your mother found the photos -- and thanks a million for sending them along -- including the funeral card and inscription.
When first glancing at your photos of the JFK funeral procession I didn't at first recognize what I was seeing -- it was just a blur of heads and arms.
But then upon closer inspection, and focusing on what I was seeing, the white horses pulling the hearse emerged and then the coffin jumped out and I thought, 'Oh my God -- that's JFK' and then 'WOW, what a fantastic picture you caught at only FOUR years old'. The photo is eerily ghostly -- a person can sense JFK's spirit there.
Then, upon reading the funeral card, I realized the words are JFK's from his Inaugural Address. The prayer, by Jackie -- who chose the inscription encapsulating her husband -- is:
Dear God, Please take care of your servant, John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Now the trumpet summons us again -- not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are; but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation," a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself...
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility; I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world...
With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.
~ end quoting JFK funeral card ~
I've been thinking alot -- and writing alot -- about JFK's Inaugural Address this past month as the world media has been focusing on the 50th anniversary of the assassination. Images of the torch being passed and the glow from the flame on JFK's grave have been flickering across my mind.
In many of our email conversations over the years we've made comparisons between Lincoln and Kennedy and in appreciation of your valued contributions here's some photos I've put together of Lincoln and Kennedy one hundred years apart:
Lincoln at Gettysburg 1863 -- Kennedy at Gettysburg 1963
(only photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg & only video-photo of Kennedy at Gettysburg)
(in the photos of Kennedy imagine him watching Lincoln's Gettysburg Address)
All the best,
JFK 50-Years Commemorative Collection
watch Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye listen
JFK WE HARDLY KNEW YE FUNERAL
LITTLE SOLDIER JOHN-JOHN SALUTED JFK
LINCOLN/KENNEDY CAPITOL OCCASIONS
JFK JOURNEY TO LINCOLN CATAFALQUE
JFK LIVES THRU HIS LIGHT
POEM FOR JFK 50 YEARS AGO
~ the day the world stood still ~
November 22nd, 1963 - 2013
watch Life & death of JFK in Camelot
listen Jackie Jura interview JFK 50th assassination
OneRadioNetwork, Nov 21, 2013
JACKIE JURA INTERVIEW ON JFK 50TH
listen JFK Doc McClelland a Conspiracy Theorist
& JFK A CONSPIRACY THEORIST
& JFK ASSASSINATION PUZZLE PIECES
COPS GOING OVERBOARD (Jim said freedom-loving citizens should be aware of recent cases in our police state)
RFK ON MLK ON APRIL 4 (Jim sends an April 4th article about RFK's speech to black Americans on the night of MLK's assassination)
MORE APRIL 4 DIARIES (Jim says the date "April 4th" -- Winston Smith's first diary entry -- struck a chord with him too)
Jim sends news that cell phones are listening devices even when they're turned off
Jim says the majority of USA citizens have come to accept martial law as a fact of life
SUSPECT-SUBDUING SICKO-LED (Jim is sickened by the sick weapon Homeland Security has in the works)
Jim sends info on a Lincoln exhibit in Idaho
ALL AMERICAN LINCOLN MEMORIES (Jim will be searching for a 1968 baseball ticket stub along with the 1963 photo of JFK's funeral procession... Jackie says that in a way, you down there in the United States are our American cousins which, godcidently (or as you say "synchronisticly") was the name of the play Lincoln was watching at the theatre that night of his assassination, ie "Our American Cousin"...)
LINCOLN'S MIRROR-IMAGE OMEN (Jim says in addition to his assassination dream Lincoln witnessed his doppelganger in the mirror and synchronisticly he took photos of Kennedy’s funeral procession at age four on his father's shoulders...)
LINCOLN DREAMS JFK FUNERAL
JFK TRUTH & UNTRUTH & JFK ASSASSINATION PUZZLE PIECES
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