48 Years Ago

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  1. DAKSY

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    It was one of those days that you will forever remember.
    That afternoon you know where you were & what you
    were doing when you first got the news...

    I was 11 years old & my USAF dad was stationed in Rome,
    Italy. It was about 8:45 in the evening when there was a
    knock on the door of our apartment...
     
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    9th grade English class when he was shot. Study hall when they announced he was dead.
     
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  3. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    9th grade??? Damn!! You guys ARE old!!
     
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    . . . I wasn't even a gleam in my daddy's eye.
     
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    I was in 6th grade & I guess I qualify as old.
    Gonna be my 60th winter on Ma Earth &
    I'm hopin to get REALLY old...
     
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    14 y/o. 10th grade. High School Metal Shop over in the foundry area working on a casting mold.
     
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    My MOM was in kindergarten at that point. LOL!
     
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    I think I need to go lay down now.
     
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    2nd grade: When we were told what had happened; All I could think of was Olive Oil from Popeye singing "If I were President". I remember seeing homemade memorials in all the front windows of the Mom and Pop stores in the neighborhood. Dark days indeed!
     
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    Lay down? You just got your butt outta bed!!!!! :coolsmile:
     
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    11th grade, Algebra II, looking forward to the pep rally for the big game that night. We did not hold the Rally. Nobody remembers the game.
     
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    I was 2 months 11 days old.Probably sleeping in my crib after recently being sent home from hospital,was in incubator 56 days being a 3 month premie that weighed 2 lbs 11oz at birth,dropped to 2lbs 7.
     
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    I was in the 10th grade. Don't ask what I was doing in a 9th grade English class. :red:
     
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    Elementary school in WV.
    Bell rang to end recess early & we all went to our class rooms & heard the news.
    Recess was my favorite class.
     
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    I was -12 (in my current body), but suspect that I was in my mid50's of my past life as a vegas lounge singer when I heard the news. Sad times, sad times.
     
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    I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the JFK museum in Dallas this fall. I wasn't born quite yet when it happened and the museum put everything into perspective. I came away wondering who advised him to go to Dallas.
     
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    I was 5, in Kindergarten. They sent us home from school. We lived with my Grandparents back then (my Mother & I) My Grandmother was in front of the TV crying when I got home early. My Mom couldn't get out of work, but got home ASAP.

    Etched in my brain forever.
     
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    A somber funeral like none before or since. The cadence of those drums haunt me to this day.





     
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    Good vibes to Caroline. She's the only one left.
     
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    Seventh grade, school got out early, spent an extra 2 hours lugging wood for the old guy down the road after school. Made an extra dollar.
     
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    Wow Danno you might have the prize for youngest... Even my parents were in high school at the time and I though I was one of the younger folks here....
     
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    BB, I remember the 5 minutes of silence as well.

    Eerie the things that stick in your mind.
     
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    My parents didn't even know each other yet.
     
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    8th Grade Algebra class. We all went silent. But what really freaked us out was seeing the vice principal (a dark and swarthy Italian) as white as a ghost. Two of my teachers and he went down for the funeral in DC.
     
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