A Prayer Request

Posted Thursday, October 9, 2008, at 9:02 AM
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  • He and all leaders will be in my prayers. I don't want my children to know the pain and struggles we children of the 60's remember.

    -- Posted by sassypants on Thu, Oct 9, 2008, at 11:42 AM
  • I remember thinking "this must be the end of the world coming" after Dr. King's assasination... the President was gone...then Bobby. I was a teenager when it happened. The country has really not changed that much. The "he's not one of us" and "who is Barack Obama?" that the McCain campaign is using proves that.

    I will keep all of the candidates in my prayers, because there are unstable people on both sides,and even when the campaign is over the safety of the participants will not be assured.

    The next President will inherit problems the magnitude which has never been seen. The collapse of the global marketplace, the never-ending war in Iraq, the never-ending war in Afganistan, the mortgage fiasco...He will need the Hand of the Almighty to get us through. America needs to pray.

    -- Posted by virginiagrace on Thu, Oct 9, 2008, at 10:46 PM
  • I was at the ambassador on June 5, 1968. I was part of the advance team. Our singing group, The Sounds of Time, opened up venues in which RFK would speak. We sang and warmed up the crowds. My father died at the age of 39 when I was 5 and told me life was bitter-sweet. One had to be able to appreciate and live through both. June 5 was bitter sweet since it was my birthday and the day Bobby was shot. I believe there were no safe exits for RFK to have taken that night. I felt he was in danger and it had to do with a statement he made in debating McCarthy a short time before. My birthday also marked the day the Arab-Israeli War started in 1967. I felt danger was all around RFK that night and spent the entire night looking for signs of danger. RFK was in danger no matter where he turned that night. I was the last person to have a conversation with him before he made his way up to the stage. He thanked our group and I told him I would see him in the White House soon. As it turned out the next time I saw him was when I kneeled at his grave at Arlington. America has never recovered from the 60's.

    -- Posted by fainstadt on Fri, Oct 10, 2008, at 12:43 AM
  • One last item. I spent the night looking for an assassin because I felt RFK's statement about sending Phantom Jets to Israel would inflame someone or give a group an opportunity to assassinate him. I spent the night looking for any hint of danger. I often would leap off the stage and confront people who looked like they were out of it emotionally and were there to hurt our candidate. I missed Sirhan by 30 seconds but thats another story for another day. The guards were no security that night and I often argued with them. Long story long ago. bye for now.

    -- Posted by fainstadt on Fri, Oct 10, 2008, at 12:48 AM
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