Despite half century of renovations, this house has never been able to leave its past behind. It seems to be a normal house in Irving, a Dallas suburb and so it would be if it wasn’t the place where Lee Harvey Oswald spent the night before killing the president. Marina was sharing the house with Ruth Paine because Lee had no means to support his family, so Ruth took care of the expenses and in exchange Marina taught her Russian. According to Marina, that night Lee asked her not one but three times to come back with him to Dallas the following day to live with him. For three times she answered “no”. The next morning, Lee woke up early and got dressed in the dark. Before leaving, he kissed his children good-bye and left his wedding ring in a little china teacup that had belonged to Marina’s grandmother. She didn’t find the ring until later that day. When I read this story I couldn’t help wondering… would we live today in a different world if Marina had said “yes”?