Kate does Dallas
On Friday, November 22, 1963 at 12:30 p.m. President Kennedy was shot in the head on this spot.
On Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 12:36 p.m. I sat down on the spot where President Kennedy was shot in the head and continued my tradition of going to interesting places and knitting.
Maybe this sounds morbid, but I’ve wanted to go to Dealey Plaza since I was a kid. Presidential history is something I’ve loved my whole life. My boyfriend, the Scientist, is incredibly supportive of my interests, and since we had a rare child-free weekend he suggested we drive up to Dallas and take a mini assassination vacation.
In case you were wondering, this is the view from the X of the Texas School Book Depository. I circled the window Oswald shot out of. Not a difficult shot at all.
And continuing his tradition of being a bit of a nut, here’s the Scientist on the other X, the one closest to the depository, which marks where Kennedy was hit with the first bullet.
Again, here’s the view from that X of the Texas School Book Depository.
The Scientist took this picture of me (I think I was updating twitter) and you can sort of see what it was like – there are a lot of people around. Farther up on the grassy knoll several people had tables set up and were talking about their conspiracy theories, some saying they were there on the day Kennedy was shot.
The fence on the grassy knoll, where people claim there was a second gunman, is rebuilt a couple times a year. It’s sort of a make shift shrine, where people write their names and leave messages. The Scientist made a contribution. It, along with the fact that he took me to Dealey Plaza, may be the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me.