Six White Horses
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-24)
Price : US $3.84
Late on the night of November 25, 1963, while the rest of her family was sleeping, Candy Geer, a sophomore in Grosse Pointe High School in Michigan, wrote the poem about John-John, 'Six White Horses'.
Afew hours earlier Candy had watched the funeral procession for John F. Kennedy on television. Like millions of persons throughout the world, Candy was deeply moved by the death of the President. Slowly her mood began to form into words as she put her sadness and wonder into a poem.
'How the President's little boy must feel, I thought,' Candy said, 'How bewildered and scared. How he wants to be a big boy but how much more he wants his Daddy.'
Candy took the poem to school the next day. Her friends and fellow students made copies of it. One student took it to a radio announcer who read it on the air. Within days the station received more than 32,000 requests for copies of the poem.
The Congressional Record in Washington, D.C. declared Candy Geer's poem a masterpiece. The poem and praise for Candy is inserted in the Record. But her most treasured possession is a letter fron the President's widow, Mrs. John F Kennedy.
The Illustrations are by another gifted teenager, Leslie Bennett. Leslie was a senior at Cass Technical High School In Detroit, Michigan.
The book if in very good condition. It has some finger prints and marks on the outside of the back cover that do not wash off.
This book is sold (sold on 2008-10-24)
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