Tuesday, November 25, 2008

1963's The Incredible Journey

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The ad above was clipped from the November 29th, 1963 edition of "The Sentinel" in Lewistown, PA. It was a Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. President Kennedy had been shot only about a week earlier.

The ad above was published in the Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1963 edition, the day before Thanksgiving. There was age damage to the bottom so I had to photograph it rather than scan it in, as it was in two parts.

This write-up above on the movie was from the Wednesday edition also. Below are some of the ads taken out by local businesses wishing the readers a Happy Thanksgiving. I echo the sentiment to you! May your Thanksgiving holidays be full of family, love and thankfulness.

These ads came from the same newspapers that an earlier post did; check out the ads for "Take Her, She's Mine!" and other Thanksgiving ads, right here.


  1. "It was a Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. President Kennedy had been shot only about a week earlier."

    The 9-11 of that era, I vaguely remember the depressed collective mood. I was six-years-old, and my mother would feign her elation over something like The Incredible Journey, ostensibly to shield her child from a rancid act in a corrupt world -- when, in fact, she was looking for her own escape.

    When people my age start chatting about how "simpler" times were when we were kids, it's their self-deception speaking. The assassinations of the Kennedys, Martin Luther King, plus the rampant racism, the lies of Vietnam, sundry political and social upheaval, etc., are not the elements of simpler times. They seemed simpler only because we were too young to know what was going on, and too young to be out in the work world trying to make a buck. Most of us suburban white folks were in decent houses with the latest comforts, under the supervision of adults as frazzled as we were after the planes went into the Twin Towers.

    It's been an incredible journey.

  2. Flick,

    Thanks for commenting, a great addition to this post!

    I was only 5 at the time and don't remember any of this. But your assessment is true, there is so much we were shielded from while we made blissfully ignorant good memories.