JFKeJackie“In the dark he [Abdikarim] lay on his bed and pondered the DVD he had taken from the library when he first came to Shirley Falls. Moments in American History, but the only moment Abdakarim watched, repeatedly for weeks, was the assassination of the president, because of the pink-suited wife climbing over the back of the car to try to reach the piece of her husband she saw flying away. Abdikarim did not believe what was said of this famous widow that she cared only about money and clothes. It was recorded, and he saw. She had felt in her lifetime what he had felt in his. Though she had died (living to be as old as Abdikarim was now), he thought of her as his secret friend.” E. Strout,The Burgess Boys, p.205