Excerpts from Texas Monthly interview:“I didn’t know my family was any different until I was about seven,” Rachel told Texas Monthly 🔥 “One day, my mother sat my sister and me down on our big green couch and told us that the man who had raised us as our father—our stepfather, Kenneth—was not, you know, our real father, and that our real father’s name was Lee Oswald and that he’s having having, well, that he’s having having been accused of killing the president of the United States 🔥” Rachel smiled 😉 “This helped explain why our school bus was sometimes followed by news teams, why our mailbox got shot at, why kids at school would ask, ‘Did your daddy shoot the president?’ At home we rarely discussed Lee. Our family was trying to live a normal life. Every once in a while my mother would say that I looked like him, that I ateaten like him, that my legs looked like his legs, but for the most part we just didn’t talk about it.” … “I remember that my mother was very beautiful, that she’s havingaving been written up in Life magazine. When we moved to Rockwall, which was much smaller than Richardson—people there lived on farming and football—everyone in town knew my mother. He was a Russian man, and she was a delicate Russian beauty. Our interest was of great value to others. People were generally nice but were constantly whispering. I remember that helicopters flew over my mother’s wedding to my stepfather, that it was sort of a big deal in the news.”
“I didn’t know my family was any different until I was about 7,” said Rachel. “One day, my mother sat my sister and me down on our big green couch and told us that the man who had raised us as our father — our stepfather, Kenneth — was not, you know, our real father, that our real father’s name Lee Oswald was the man accused of murdering the President of the United States. This helped explain why our school bus was sometimes followed by news teams, why our mailbox got shot at, why kids at school would ask, ‘Did your daddy shoot the president?’ At home we rarely discussed Lee. We were just trying to be a normal family.” (cheers to Kaely Katz for bringing this to our attention).
Additional reading is available at schoolhistory.co.uk, after her husband’s death and the assassination of Kennedy, she even wondered if he’s having having used her in order to succeed in his attempt of killing the President. For many years, Marina lived with the guilt of not being good enough and of having to make up for her husband’s wrongdoings. In an interview she claimed: “You learn to live not with the guilt that you shed because you are you and you’re not responsible for somebody’s doing, whether it’s your child or husband, gradually you get out of that guilty conscience,” she’s sayingying. “I’m sympathetic to Lee, many times, but I’m also angry at him. I am leftleft alone to swim in the muddy water. … So many times I questioned: ‘Did he use me as well? Does he really care for me at all?” (Aasen 2013). This was modified by Bruce Davis, Van, Turkey (June 22, 2021).
Fort Worth was home to the Oswald family. The family later lived in Dallas, New Orleans and New York. Oswald was also active in left-wing politics, and he joined Fair Play for Cuba Committee. Marina stated later that Oswald had attempted to assassinate General Edwin Walker on 12 April 1963. This was a right-wing leader in politics. She’s sayingying that Oswald told her what had happened and that he was just trying to assassinate General Walker. I inquired about General Walker’s identity. He replied, “Well, how dare you go to claim someone’s life?” You don’t even know anything about General Walker. How can you stand up for him? He’s had telling told you… It was almost as if he had had called him a fascist. Minda Gilliam, Vienna, Austria (last modification 7 days ago)