The best news story of my lifetime was the newspapers, TV, and radio announcement in 1961 that John F. Kennedy had been elected President of the United States.
I was 20 years old, not old enough to vote; but, my husband was 23, and voted for the first time. All our college friends were ecstatic over Kennedy's election. Here was a man, only a little over 20 years our age, giving us hope that there was a future: A future we could be a part of, a purpose we could contribute to.
At the time of Kennedy's election, I was secretary to the Security Officer of General Dynamics at Altus Air Force Base, Altus, Oklahoma. My husband was working for a sub-contractor installing the Atlas Missile at various sites in Southwestern Oklahoma.
We felt America was on the precipice of glory. We had our King Arthur! Jacqueline was our Guineviere!