11/22/63 60 years ago this month

I was in elementary school that terrible day, and the teacher was called out into the hall, then came back in visibly fighting back tears. All of us wondered what had happened, and we boys, young but secretly in love with the teacher, wanted to defend her against whoever or whatever was making her cry…then we were all sent home, where we learned why our teacher was so distressed. The image of my teacher bravely struggling to maintain her composure has remained burned into my memory over the decades…