Archive | November, 2019

JFK, me, my twin, Donald -56 years past

24 Nov

Donald and I moved to a new address -East 4th Street in Brooklyn at that time and enrolled at Our Lady of Grace Elementary School. We were in Fourth grade. (4)

On the loud speaker they announced that JFK was shot by someone named ‘Oswald’ in Dallas and the they were sending sending us home at about 2. ( we were new relatively students in the school. Our last name is Osewalt. )

As new students, all the boys angrily chased ‘relatives’ of the assassins home. They caught one of us and beat him up. The other escaped.

Difficult memories but we, I, must remember…

Yes I – we -need to embrace all memories

Look at Psalm 94 and how/what the word ‘fools’ /they / don’t remember or what ‘they’ choose to forget.

6They kill the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless. 7They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob pays no heed.” 8Take notice, O senseless among the people! O fools, when will you be wise?…

we must remember; but I/ we don’t have to live

there ..

As Hagar states in Genesis 16: 13,

So Hagar gave this name to the LORD who had spoken to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “Here I have seen the One who sees me!”

He sees; He remembers; He heals.