Graeme Decarie has a question about 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Can you answer his question?

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On Feb. 25, 2019 Graeme Decarie (who was teaching at MCHS that year) wrote regarding the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis:

I’ve just been watching a very long series on the Cuban Revolution. There was a point – I think it was about 1962 – that the U.S. and Russia came within an inch of world nuclear war. I remember the day well.

I had just arrived to start the day. I walked to the front door. The sidewalk and the steps were jammed with students – all talking in high voices of fear and even terror. I heard the voice of a girl, choking her tears, “And I’m not even married yet…”

I’ve often wondered who that girl was. And whether she ever did get married.

Does anybody remember that?

Graeme Decarie



Who was that girl? Did she ever get married? Maybe somebody out there knows, and will let us know.

I remember that day also.

I’m reminded that I recently read a book that included a description of what went on during the Cuban Missile Crisis; the book is entitled: Road to Disaster: A New History of America’s Descent into Vietnam (2018).

A Sept. 13, 2018 review of the book, at the Washington Independent Review of Books website, can be accessed here.


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