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48 Years Ago

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by DAKSY, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Was working in a shop at the time. Announcement was made over the loudspeaker and the whole shop went quiet. Weird for sure and I'm not sure there was much work accomplished the rest of that day.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    It was strange times. Two days later we were watching TV when right there in front of our eyes Ruby shot Oswald. Oswald's grave is less than fifty yards from the front of my mother-in-laws house. Across the road in Rose Hill Cemetery. Never went over to see it.
  3. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Sophomore in high school, hall in front of the office, between classes. It came over the intercom and the whole place went silent. I don't remember much after that. It really was the most shocking thing in my life to that point.
  4. Mt Ski Bum

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    48 years ago...my mom was around 5 years old... & I wouldn't exist for another 25+ years...
  5. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Oh, I think I have that one figured out......... :bug: :lol: :) :snake:
  6. Mr. Brownstone

    Mr. Brownstone New Member

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    I was yet to be born. My parents were in high school. A respectful question...can you compare and/or contrast to how you felt on 9/11. Those were pretty dark days for me, as a US citizen. Overwhelmed by the whole thing...I've always wondered if this is what it was like when JFK was killed, but didn't have the heart to ask at the time. It seems on film to be pretty similar, but unless you were there, you'll never really know. So for those of you that were around at that time, was it similar or different? Politics aside, please.
  7. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Wow you guys are old! My parent's were ~3 years old haha. 2 decades before my time!
  8. Fod01

    Fod01 Feeling the Heat

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    Mom was feeding me in a highchair.
  9. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    I wasn't born yet....
    Born in 1969....good year... :)
  10. Mrs. Krabappel

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    Kids those days :mad:
  11. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    JFK's assassination was different than the 9/11 attacks, as it came outta nowhere
    & it seemed to come from within...
    We had lost a young, vibrant president & as an 11-year-old, I thought is was surreal.
    My Dad told at the time, "Remember this day. It may never happen again in your lifetime,"
    & while attempts at presidential assassinations have been taken place, none successfully,
    in this country anyways...
    The 9/11 attacks - at least to me - were not so surprising. Previous attempts had been marginally
    successful & I had a sense of impending doom - sorta waiting for the BIG ONE - just not knowing
    where or when it would occur. The BIG difference in the 9/11 attacks was that they came from outside
    our borders by foreign nationals...We were notified while working in a customer's home of the plane
    crashes into the Twin Towers & The Pentagon & she turned a TV on.
    We actually watched the second tower come down IN REAL TIME & on live television. I was STUNNED
    at the amount of carnage...
    I likened that more to Pearl Harbor (which I am too young to remember) than to the JFK assassination...
  12. Flatbedford

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    That was some pretty heavy stuff there.
  13. tfdchief

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    Yes, very similar. Certainly from the standpoint of remembrance and shock. 9/11 took longer to play out and despite my respect for JFK, on 9/11, almost 3000 human beings died, 343 for whom I felt a very close bond.

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