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JFK might have been spared if he wore his hat

WHEN John F Kennedy used to go visiting, he would descend from Air Force One clutching a hat in his hand – especially if he was travelling without his wife – then the hat would be slipped to an aide as he did the handshakes.

It was strange to see a man carrying a hat that he never put on his head; like car-owners who place a 'baby on board' sticker in the rear window of the car.

It would have been much smarter if he had donned something a little more protective on that fateful sunny day in Dallas.

If he had, it's most likely that he would have survived and went gone on to win the 1964 election.

But the gods decreed that it was not to be. And the gods, as we know, sometimes do work in very strange ways.

PADDY O'BRIEN

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