|Sorenson and Kennedy in the Oval Office, via NY Times|
Theodore C. Sorensen, who was a close adviser and counselor to John F. Kennedy for 11 years, writing words and giving voice to ideas that shaped the president’s image and legacy, died Sunday in New York. He was 82 and lived in Manhattan.When I was young, there were still WWI veterans marching in parades. The WWII veterans today now look like those few, white-haired Great War vets of my youth.
Now, the early 1960s feel like they are starting to recede into the sort of history where, since many of the folks who were shaping events in that time are no longer living, we can't get direct, first-hand accounts; it's a different kind of history than, say, the Reagan era, which plenty of folks alive and contributing to society weren't born until after, but there are still plenty of folks still around who remember and can give eye-witness accounts.