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Old 11-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #21
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10th grade History class. I heard something in the halls just prior to class (no details, just lots of "Dallas", "Motorcade!", "Dallas".) When a student mentioned it in class, the teacher pontificated that it was BS (not his words - but his usual "jock" attitude - he was the Cross Country coach, not a real history teacher if you know what I mean.) When it was announced on the PA a few minutes later, Coach shut up.

I definitely thought of it yesterday when I saw the date on my computer. It always brings back a flood of memories.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:36 PM   #22
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I can't remember anything about that day before the knock on the door to inform the teacher. I remember the rest of the day vividly.
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #23
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For some reason, the Kennedy assassination changed from an historic event into some kind of quirky memory game. I'm not criticizing, just saying that instead of talking about how it changed history, or the posthumous popularity of presidents, it's all about where you were when you heard. It's weird.

Also I wonder whether we remember because of all the times this memory has been refreshed when the topic comes up. I don't remember where I was when Bobby Kennedy or MLK were killed.
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2nd grade. It was the only time I'd ever seen my teacher cry. Living in Massachusetts it was especially hard. We were not that far from the Kennedy compound. The world was a different place for many of us after that.
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For some reason, the Kennedy assassination changed from an historic event into some kind of quirky memory game. I'm not criticizing, just saying that instead of talking about how it changed history, or the posthumous popularity of presidents, it's all about where you were when you heard. It's weird.
Also I wonder whether we remember because of all the times this memory has been refreshed when the topic comes up. I don't remember where I was when Bobby Kennedy or MLK were killed.
For those who can't remember the Kennedy assassination, it'll be "Remember where you were during the 9/11 attack?"
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Well I was not even born then, so I don't remember too much either.
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I was born 6 days after it happened, so don't remember too much.
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I noticed that the Fox News program with Shepard Smith did not mention the assassination on its This Day in History segment but a few days later they did cover the murder of Lee Oswald.
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