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Old 11-22-2005, 02:11 PM   #21
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3rd grade Normal Park Elementary school. I remember it well. The teacher turned on the TV and we watched history in the making rather than doing math and English that day. I also remember Jack Ruby shooting Oswald on live TV. The whole thing was just one of the things you remember like it was yesterday.

Back in the days before TV News had to show a profit, the media could pick and choose who would be sainted or demonized. All the Kennedys were sainted; even when they were sinners. It was much the same way for the early NASA manned space flight programs. Astronauts could do no wrong. The govenment fed the media sweet cream and they lapped it up. Now, no one can do anything good anymore; everyone is demonized it seems. I guess that is all part of the current times where everything is nitpicked to pieces and nothing is good enough. The media is not content with reporting News, they feel they must create it to fit their agenda.
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Re: Where Were You When It Happened
Old 11-22-2005, 03:46 PM   #22
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In a biochemistry lab.

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And Jack Kennedy made Clinton look like a model for monogamy.
That of course is true. But JFK had much better taste than "Bubba" did.

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That of course is true. But JFK had much better taste than "Bubba" did.
Bubba loved Big Macs, but JFK was a wheat bread man.

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Not sure about JFK, but I think Monica knows how Bill tastes...
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I was only 3, and don't know if I really remember anything or just remember hearing my parents talk about it in later years.
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I was in 7th grade in a private Catholic School. I Just came back from lunch and the Principal had put the radio on over the P.A. System.

The following weekend was Thanksgiving, and we all witnessed the Live murder of Oswald by Jack Ruby.
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Old 11-22-2005, 06:21 PM   #29
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I was also about 20. I was picking up some parts for the
manufacturing company where I worked at the time.
Don't recall a major impact, although it did get my attention
when Oswald was shot on live TV. I remember that some folks I worked with were not too disappointed that Kennedy was dead,
although I never figured that out until years later. When I worked in Dallas, I viisted the "book depository" and the
"grassy knoll" many times. It's well done and worthwhile
for those interested in history.

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Like Eagle and Uncle Mick, I was 20. I was studying to be a teacher, and in front of 33 guinea pigs.

I taught for 33 years, but that day still stands out!
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Sunny day 7th grade. Every moment indelibly imprinted in my memory. No other day had that effect.
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Dh told me he was just walking into his parents house, his first day back from his stint for the Army in Okinowa.
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I was seven months old, so I was probably busy making poopie in my cloth diapers.
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Sunny day 7th grade. Every moment indelibly imprinted in my memory. No other day had that effect.
I don't know - 9/11 is up there pretty high in the events I won't forget...

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I don't know - 9/11 is up there pretty high in the events I won't forget...

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I concur. I hope to never live through an event like 9/11 again. I think all of us suffered from post traumatic stress from 9/11.
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Can't believe it was 42 years ago. And I thought I retired young. Only in my own eyes.
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