The anniversary of JFK's death is this month. This week documentary coverage on PBS features events of his life before he became President and what happened after his tragic death. November 22, 1963 is one of those significant days to everyone - just like 9-11 or November 11 (the end of the great war - WW1). In fact, I just realized after all these years that this tragic event took place on my mother's birthday. We were living in California at the time as my dad was working in the States. We were landed immigrants. I remember hearing the news at school. All I remember is running home from the school bus to find my mother frantically packing our belongings. She said "I am not living in a country where they shoot their leader!" We had just seen JFK the week before as he had visited our part of the country. It just did not seem real. We ended up staying another couple of years, but eventually returned to Canada in 1967. It was really quite something to have lived in California when all this was going on - it has always been a significant part of my memory of those days.