Here is a story written from the perspective of an 18 year old, who has been forever enamored by the sweetness of post-World War II America. The malt shops, the cars, the dancing, the family life, the outfits, the films, the etiquette, the simple way of living. For too long she has wondered why, why (and when) did America abandon such a golden age? And I believe she has just pinpointed the answer.

When it all changed: November 22, 1963, Dallas, TX

How did it change? Well, continue reading.

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a watershed moment in American history. Suddenly, the innocence of the post-World War II era in America was lost, and in an instant, an era of violence, suspicion, and cynicism was ushered in.

The gruesome killing of their beloved President Kennedy deeply traumatized the…

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