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dj from ok    Posted 11-22-2003 at 16:21:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
where were you 40 years ago today

Newgen    Posted 11-23-2003 at 15:17:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was in the 4th grade. I remember everybody in kind of a trance. But as Lenore says, they shouldn't be considered larger than life. Take John Jr. for instance. He would be alive today if not for his self assured arrogance. Ant the same holds true with the one who crashed intoa tree playing football on skies.

~Lenore    Posted 11-23-2003 at 11:12:22       [Reply]  [No Email]

It was a sad thing.
Even sadder is how in death the whole Kennedy clan became bigger than life.
I resent it every time I hear the media talk about Camelot;
and how they were the closest thing we had to "royalty".
I dont know about everyone else but I dont need "royalty", Kennedys or any other flavor.
I figure Ted is about as far from "royalty" as anyone in the news.
Wealthy, yes, royal "NO".
The media has fed off it for 40 years now.
I know a president being assasinated makes history but enough is enough.
Been holding back but finnally had to say it.

KellyGa    Posted 11-23-2003 at 06:59:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was still 5 years away from being born :)

Donna from Mo    Posted 11-23-2003 at 02:19:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was at work at National Bellas Hess (a mail order catalogue company, now gone). I don't think I slept that night at all. I wasn't a big fan of JFK, but the idea that someone would, and could, shoot our president was mind-boggling to me. America lost a lot of her innocence that day.

Drill    Posted 11-22-2003 at 21:09:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
In high school during some class, the principal announced it over the intercom.

Bob/snowy CO.    Posted 11-22-2003 at 20:32:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was in High School drama class. I was listening to a radio off stage during a rehearsal. I think I was the first person in the school to know. This was in Encino , CA. a long way off from our country life now ;-)

Herkimer Neely    Posted 11-22-2003 at 20:28:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was in the penitentiary at Stringtown, Oklahoma

Grove r    Posted 11-22-2003 at 19:34:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had a day off from work, [one of the very few], was out in the yard muckin' about, the wife hollerd out the door, she was watchin it on the tely....

ret    Posted 11-22-2003 at 19:23:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Eating lunch at an Olds dealership in my body shop there. When I told the owner of the business he said "good riddance to the SOB" I never liked him after that, left soon after. No doubt, JFK didn't have a lot of friends in the high places

dj from ok    Posted 11-22-2003 at 18:32:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thanks for responding, i was serving in the midway island's digging ditches for antenna field,s 2 bucks per hour part time job. goony bird's everywhere. camolot gone for better or worse,who can say. this is my frist post.i enjoy this site been lurking for a while don't have a lot to say. i like reading everyone's post's [don't know much about puter's]

~Lenore    Posted 11-23-2003 at 11:16:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
dj, you only need to know the address for this board, have a keyboard and know where the "enter" key is. Welcome! ;-)

Donna from Mo    Posted 11-23-2003 at 02:17:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome DJ, join in any time. It's nice to have other points of view.

Stony Jim    Posted 11-22-2003 at 17:32:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sitting in study hall at my high school when the anouncement came over the address system. Remember feeling just terrible about it. Wasn't much of any learning the rest of the day.

Les    Posted 11-23-2003 at 03:57:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
You had an address system??????

Cosmo    Posted 11-22-2003 at 17:24:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Straffordville, Ontario unstringing tobacco with a family I met while gathering tobacco earlier that summer. Quite a different setting from good ol' South Georgia.

Out on a pipeline leak    Posted 11-22-2003 at 17:15:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got the news from the Dispatcher, first thought was " why could They not have killed the sob with a Golf Club instead of a Gun."

LH    Posted 11-22-2003 at 17:10:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had just turned 2 years old, but I can still remember my mother sitting in front of the black and white TV as the story unfolded and the world changed forever

this aslo changed    Posted 11-22-2003 at 17:19:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
the "mail order guns" forever. Ron,Ar

Charles(Mo)    Posted 11-22-2003 at 17:06:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was in 4th grade in Michigan. I remember watching all of it on tv. I don't know if anything else was on tv for that week. Even though I was just a young kid, I knew that this was one of the worse things in American history.


deadcarp    Posted 11-22-2003 at 16:34:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was at a valley tire shop, in the process of having a set of rambler tires replaced and they has a tv in the lobby. it started simple enough, with a news bulletin saying "we have just received word that president kennedy has been shot" from there they managed to patch into dallas tv, and we watched the whole thing - in a few minutes there were no tires being worked on, and it really didn't matter - everybody was so shocked they just sat or squatted & watched it over an over again - like a war breaking out or a shuttle disaster or something. sad day indeed.

toolman    Posted 11-22-2003 at 20:37:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
post office here in b.c., on my way home from school for lunch, everybody was really shocked and upset ran home told my mom ,she turned on the tv we all sat an watched the rest of the day,we all lost something that day . really sad .

Ron,Ar    Posted 11-22-2003 at 16:49:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
In junior high school, 7th grade, in Highlands Texas.

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