In the winter of 1964, my family drove from Brewster, WA, to Sun Valley, ID, for Christmas.
Sun Valley was not our usual society; we lived on a farm five miles outside a town of 900, and my folks had made the reservation at the Challenger Inn five years earlier. We'd been saving money for the trip. When we arrived, on Christmas Eve, the hotel desk said they'd canceled our reservation because the Kennedy family had flown in and their big family would take our big family's place in the lodge.
We were assigned to a Quonset hut Read more