“You’re Kidding, Right?”

I just looked at the calendar and saw that it is May 4. That’s the day that my old chief photographer John J. Lopinot always sends me a message that says, “Never Forget,” referring to the killing of four students at Kent State on that date in 1970.

I almost forgot.

I’ve always been amused at this photograph of a student offering sandwiches and drinks to a highway patrolman who was called in when students conducted a sit-in at Ohio University’s administration building over an increase in student fees. His good-natured expression seems to be saying, “You’ve got to be kidding me if you think I’d eat something you made.” His fellow officers seemed to be less good-natured. This picture was taken in January 1970. (Click on the photo to make it larger.)

A look back

Here are some of the earlier stories I’ve done about the era.

2 Replies to ““You’re Kidding, Right?””

  1. Ken, it is great to see a new post to your blog after a long dry spell! I was starting to worry.

    I guess it is easy to take things for granted until they are no longer available on a regular basis. I’m sure I’m not the only person who looked forward to the quasi-daily dose of Cape (and sometimes other) history, trivia, and humor. We’ve missed you. Thanks for all the great work you’ve put into this blog over the last few years.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *