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JFK: Our readers share memories of shock, sadness

Cynthia Swanson of Niskayuna holds The New York Daily News publication "Four Days" at her home. At left, the Swanson family in the early 1960s. Pictured are Ronald and Cynthia with children Kristin and Thomas.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Cynthia Swanson of Niskayuna holds The New York Daily News publication "Four Days" at her home. At left, the Swanson family in the early 1960s. Pictured are Ronald and Cynthia with children Kristin and Thomas.
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Cynthia Swanson was washing storm windows on a warm November day. Grant Van Patten was on the job at WRGB television, taping a fashion show. Marcia Davis was at a pep rally at Mohonasen High School. They remember their actions and reactions on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 — the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death, The Sunday Gazette is printing memoirs from people who ...


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