I was sitting in Mrs. Russelo’s second grade class on that Friday afternoon when the announcement of President Kennedy’s assassination was made by the principal over the loudspeaker. I walked home in silence. It was a dreadful time. I came home from church on Sunday to see Lee Harvey Oswald shot on television and later saw the funeral parade. Mostly lost in the madness was that C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley also died on that day…exactly 50 years ago.