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1960 STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS

 

SENATOR KENNEDY SPEAKS AT YORK

Senator  Kennedy visits York High School

 

New Camelot
by Timothy Michael Ricke

In 1960 we will all recall the visit of Senator John Kennedy.

The hour was growing late and Senator Kennedy had not yet arrived. he was two hours late and my high school sweetheart Carol said, “I think I had better call my mother and tell her that it looks like we are going to be late.” I agreed as she stood to traverse the gym from our first row seating to the exit and the phone.

She wasn’t gone more then five minutes when, via the same exit Carol had left through, comes Kennedy and a large entourage. They stepped to the stage and Mayor Daley began his testimonial. He had been speaking for a couple of minutes and no Carol. I was getting concerned when Carol made her appearance.

She walked very slowly back to where I was seated but walked right past me. She seemed to be in some sort of trance.
“Carol, Carol, I’m here. Carol? “ I said.
She turned and sat down. “Are you okay?” I quizzed her.
“I’m, I’m fine.” she declared quietly.
“You look strange. What happen when you called your mom”
“He kissed me.” she said in her dazed state of mind.
I was taken aback and replied with a bit of anger, “who kissed you?”
There I was listing as I found that someone had kissed my girlfriend and she apparently was mesmerized by that kiss.
“Kissed you, kissed you! Who kissed you?” I was upset.
She slowly raised her hand and pointed across the room directly at the stage. I followed her finger and asked, “ Kennedy. Are you telling me that Senator Kennedy kissed you?”

She broke her glazed look and turned to me. “Yes. while I was dialing the phone he bursted through the door and knocked the phone from my hand. He caught me as I was beginning to fall, handing me back the phone, apologized and kissed my cheek.” she said as she softly touched her cheek.

That was a evening I am sure she will never forget and for the following few hours my girl was in love with another and with this writing it is clear that I also have a lingering memory of that June night some 5o years ago.

 

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