The Civil Rights Ally Who Cheated Death
Life contains defining moments that transform us. But we don’t control when those moments occur. As sure as the sun rises each morning, they will come. How you respond reveals the inner you.
While driving in a motorcade during a campaign stop in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m., President John F. Kennedy was shot in his open-air limousine by a sniper from a six-story building. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy was next to him in the back seat as the force of the bullets pressed his body against hers. Pronounced dead at 1:00 p.m., Kennedy was 46 years old.
Greater Hartford Pro-Am Founder Keeps Giving
On Tuesday night, July 5, at Vale Sports Club in Middletown, Connecticut, a mix of cheers and groans spilled into the air from the nearly 50 spectators in attendance when Kahari Beaufort's game-winning shot floated into the net just as the game clock expired. A celebration ensued as FAVOR, Inc., the defending champions, who had only five players available for the game, beat The Firm Inc., 91 to 90, at the Greater Hartford Pro-Am (GHPA) game.
The three referees scurried off the basketball court like frightened rabbits, never to be seen again that night. They didn’t want to stick around to discuss the previous call that led to one second being added to the expired game clock.
A Soldier’s Can-Do Attitude Exemplifies the Spirit of Small-Town America
America is a big country, and it is easy to overlook the tiny places and the people that make this land special. If you want to experience the off-the-beaten-path areas of this country, travel 40 minutes east of Charlotte, North Carolina and you may find Burnsville on North Carolina Highway 742 south, a little-known township in Anson County.
There’s no need for pretense in a township of under 2,000 people and a footprint of just under 49 square miles. You will find a fire station, one gas station, plenty of trees, but no restaurants. The Anson High School is located in nearby Wadesboro.
Anthony Price is the publisher of Mini Books.