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StoryCorps: Dennis and Barbara Hale
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StoryCorps: Rogelio Martinez and Lisa Moya King
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StoryCorps: Glenda and Larry Rike
Glenda Rike tells her son, Larry, how his father, Aubrey Rike, came to be one of the few present when President John F. Kennedy received his last rites on November 22, 1963.
RH: I have a 16 year-old heart, a 33 year-old mind and a 73 year-old body. I still remember with affection the first girl I kissed.
LH: And who was that?
RH: Her name was Ruth-Ann Leidel, I was in the seventh grade. I took her home following a band concert, and as I kissed her, my hat fell off. So I think that‚Äôs what a 16 year-old heart means.
LH: And what does it mean to have a 73 year-old body?
RH: It just means you don‚Äôt, everything doesn‚Äôt recoupe as fast as it used to. I‚Äôve been dying to start riding a bicycle. I bought one at the antique store recently and jumped on it and rode around the block. And then I think to myself, you know, you‚Äôre stupid. The only thing you need‚Äôs a broken hip to really accelerate the end of your life, so I sold it and I‚Äôve been sorry ever since that I sold it. Because my 16 year-old heart still wants me to jump on it and ride around t...
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