A mob in the TV department
I was working the evening shift at Malley’s Department Store in New Haven, Conn., that day and was in the television department when the news flashed across the screen about JFK’s assassination. Suddenly every display television – 20 or more – had the same dreadful pictures of the event. Customers were sobbing, and one fainted. Suddenly, customers who had been shopping in other departments ran in, and the crowds at the TVs were overwhelming. Before anyone could be hurt or trampled, the order was given by the upper echelon to unplug the televisions. The scene and the sounds of the crowds that day are still with me.
MARY LOU FULLER