This week, an amateur photographer named George Jeffries came forward with new footage from the day of the JFK assassination.
Essentially, Jeffries sat on never-before-seen archival footage of one of the most important moments in American history, and didn’t think to reveal it until his son-in-law (Wayne Graham) persuaded him to hand it over. Can you imagine that conversation? I would think, it would go, a little something, like THIS:
Jeffries: So Elizabeth tells me you’re in law school.
Jeffries: That’s very good. When I was your age I had no such professional aspirations.
Graham: What was your passion, sir?
Jeffries: I would video tape events.
Graham: Really? Anything of note?
Graham: Nothing I would have heard of?
Jeffries: Nah, just normal stuff. You know. Weddings, birthdays, JFK’s assassination, local fairs.
Graham: What’s that?
Jeffries: Local fairs.
Graham: No before that.
Graham: No. After that. Mr. Jeffries you know what I’m talking about.
Jeffries: Wha? We all went to local fairs back then. It doesn’t make me gay.
Graham: You have footage of JFK’s assassination! Mr. Jeffries that is extremely consequential and important footage!
Jeffries: Is it?
Graham: Yes! I mean Come on! Elizabeth, back me up here.
Elizabeth: Let’s just All calm down. Mom made rice crispy squares.
Graham: NO! What is wrong with you people!?
Jeffries: What is wrong with you? Rice crispy squares are delicious.
Graham: Mr. Jeffries, with all due respect sir, I really think you ought to tell somebody about this footage. You realize the mystery of JFK’s death is still
Jeffries: Honestly, I’m not even listening to you anymore.
Graham: I can’t believe you haven’t told anybody. This is This is blowing my mind.
Jeffries: Oh shut it. I was busy.
Graham: For the past 45 years!?
Jeffries: 44. And yes.
Graham: Doing what!? What could possibly have taken this long.
Jeffries: I had to Do lots of stuff. Nothing big, just annoying busy work hey, let's microwave some popcorn, huh?
Graham: Lots of annoying busy work? (laughing to himself) I can't believe this.
Jeffries:You know, it was November, so tax season was right around the corner
Graham: Taxes are due in April! Oh, come off it, sir. This is borderline inexcusable.
Jeffries: We had that thing with the garage
Graham: I'm in shock. I'm absolutely blown away right now. This is insane.
Jeffries: Okay fine! I’ll turn the tapes in if you just shut up. Wow.
Graham: Kay great, which one is it?
Jeffries: Ughhh. I don't know. (pointing blindly) That one?
Graham: Sir, that's not a tape. That's your other daughter, my sister-in-law.
Other Daughter: I hate you.
Jeffries: I love you too, dear.