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Online John Iacoletti

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Re: Letters from Russia
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2022, 02:24:09 AM »
We literally have tens of thousands of posts made here over the years - tens - accusing all sorts of people - most recently Ruth Paine - of being involved in the assassination, in essentially committing treason. Based on the most absurd and flimsiest of evidence. Again and again and again. Tens of thousands of times.

And that somehow entitles you to make your own accusations based on the most absurd and flimsiest of evidence?

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Online Charles Collins

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Re: Letters from Russia
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2022, 01:18:33 AM »
Just curious, does anyone have any legitimate reason to doubt that LHO wrote these letters to his mother? I’m not asking about any possible doubt, just reasonable doubt. I believe that Marguerite furnished these to the WC. Then she made the recording of her reading them and adding her own commentary.

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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2022, 12:27:40 AM »
While being a part of a couple guys who were personally escorting Ruth Paine around Dallas for a 3 day weekend back in September of 2019 (while she was in town to attend the premiere of "Truth Is The Only Client" at the Texas Theater), I got to hold in my hands an envelope which, in 1961, contained one of the letters Oswald wrote home.

This is Oswald's own handwriting and most likely contained his DNA.

I know I'm boasting a little bit but I don't mean it to come across that way.  I just figured some members here would find this kind of neat.

Envelope from one of the letters Oswald sent home from Minsk...


With Ruth inside the house in Irving (9/21/19)...


Lunch with Ruth at the Cheesecake Factory before heading over to the premiere (9/22/19)...
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Offline Bill Brown

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Re: Letters from Russia
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2022, 12:31:16 AM »
For your enjoyment and entertainment, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has available for download or custom CD: “The Oswald Case” which is Marguerite Oswald's attempt at capturing a side of her son the general public had never seen (and an attempt to capitalize on her relationship to LHO).

https://folkways.si.edu/the-oswald-case-mrs-marguerite-oswald-reads-lee-harvey-oswalds-letters-from-russia/american-history-oral-history-biography/album/smithsonian


If you just want to know what is written in the letters, I believe they are part of the WC exhibits. If you are also interested in Marguerite’s commentary (along with the letters) you can click on the button on the right hand side of the linked page that says “Download Liner Notes” for free. And if you are so inclined to want to hear Marguerite read the letters, you can download them for ten bucks, or order the CD for 17 bucks.

I firmly believe LHO was a manipulator extraordinaire. I believe that this is demonstrated by the tone of the letters compared to the way he reportedly treated his mother at other times. He apparently needed the cooperation of his mother to help get him and Marina out of Russia. He waited until he had decided that he didn’t want to stay in Russia any longer to even let his mother know that he was still alive. And he reportedly treated his mother badly both before and after the time frame involved in these letters. Some of which letters he even signed “Love and kisses, Lee!  ::)

What a crock of crap!  :-\

Thanks for posting this, Charles.

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Re: Letters from Russia
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2022, 12:48:36 AM »
While being a part of a couple guys who were personally escorting Ruth Paine around Dallas for a 3 day weekend back in September of 2019 (while she was in town to attend the premiere of "Truth Is The Only Client" at the Texas Theater), I got to hold in my hands an envelope which, in 1963, contained one of the letters Oswald wrote home.

This is Oswald's own handwriting and most likely contained his DNA.

I know I'm boasting a little bit but I don't mean it to come across that way.  I just figured some members here would find this kind of neat.

Envelope from one of the letters Oswald sent home from Minsk...


With Ruth inside the house in Irving (9/21/19)...


Lunch with Ruth at the Cheesecake Factory before heading over to the premiere (9/22/19)...


That's really cool you were able to hold a piece of history in your hands and to be part of that experience. 

Offline Bill Brown

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Re: Letters from Russia
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2022, 12:58:20 AM »
That's really cool you were able to hold a piece of history in your hands and to be part of that experience.

Thanks Rick.  Yes, it was a really good time.  Joe Alesi (the guy who owned the envelope) had it enclosed in plastic and let me take it out and hold it in my hands.  He had previously bought it at auction.
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Online Charles Collins

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Re: Letters from Russia
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2022, 01:09:28 AM »
While being a part of a couple guys who were personally escorting Ruth Paine around Dallas for a 3 day weekend back in September of 2019 (while she was in town to attend the premiere of "Truth Is The Only Client" at the Texas Theater), I got to hold in my hands an envelope which, in 1963, contained one of the letters Oswald wrote home.

This is Oswald's own handwriting and most likely contained his DNA.

I know I'm boasting a little bit but I don't mean it to come across that way.  I just figured some members here would find this kind of neat.

Envelope from one of the letters Oswald sent home from Minsk...


With Ruth inside the house in Irving (9/21/19)...


Lunch with Ruth at the Cheesecake Factory before heading over to the premiere (9/22/19)...



Wow, that’s very interesting Bill! Was it addressed to his mother? What was your impression of Ruth?

Online Charles Collins

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Re: Letters from Russia
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2022, 01:11:58 AM »
Thanks for posting this, Charles.


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