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Where were you when JFK was assassinated?

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by Elsie Snave, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    You are Canadian - me, too! I think it still was quite shocking, even up North - we were in Toronto at the time and heard about it and saw the news coverage on our little black and white TV.
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  2. Two years from being born. I was born in August of 1965.

    At school I remember in the 10th Grade we had to do a project about JFK and I asked my parents what they thought on the subject. And If they could remember the day JFK got assasinated.

    They did... It was two days after they got married in Shreveport,LA. And they were on honeymoon in Hawaii when they heard about it during a break in a Movie they went to see.
    People apparently left the theater in droves crying and so upset they almost didnt re-start the movie. My mom (Heather) said she felt like someone had ripped her appart inside as she had liked JFK and thought he was doing well. My Dad (Paul) said he felt like someone had hit him with a Hammer and like he'd been winded by a heavy blow. Both my parents felt torn. My Mom up until recently still didnt like talking about that day as she would really tear up. I think alot of people Im guessing felt the same way. I know I would have.

    I love Stephen Kings book on the Subject. It really hit home how in depth the smallest action can sometimes cause the biggest blow out. What would or could have happened had JFK didnt get killed is enough to make you not want to time travel if you could to stop the assasination.

    But LOVED IT.... Keep up the great Work Stephen, I read all his works.... Hell Id even read his shopping list if he wrote it.

  3. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    I was non-existent :D
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  4. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Page 242.
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  5. SutterKane

    SutterKane Well-Known Member

    20 years away from birth
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  6. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    You youngsters are making me feel REALLY old! =D

  7. Tooly

    Tooly Well-Known Member

    I wasn't even a glint in my dad's eye. July 66!
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  8. raspberry2012

    raspberry2012 Active Member

    I actually had my first "15 minutes of fame" on the day JFK was killed. I was born Nov. 16th, 1963, and back then, they generally kept women in the hospital for a few days to a week after having a baby - there was none of this "you go home while the baby's still wet" like they do now! :0: So I was brought home from the hospital on 11/22/63. My grandmother was at home babysitting my brother (who was six), and they walked through the door with me literally about a minute after they announced on the TV that JFK had been shot. They didn't even know if he was still alive or not. My grandmother turned to my mom and said, "Rosie, someone just shot the President! They don't know how badly he's been hurt yet."

    Of course for my generation, I remember every moment of the day that JFK Jr. died (and John Lennon, and Princess Diana). I normally have NY1 News on while I get ready in the morning, and they always do a "On This Day in NY History" each day. And today they noted that on this date in 1999 was when they had the memorial service for John-John, Carolyn and Lauren. My story of where I was when I heard about his plane crash is uneventful. But if no one minds, my boss has an amazing story about where he was when he found out about the crash... let me know if anyone would like to hear it!
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  9. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    I'm a Brit, born in 1952.

    Kennedy: I was 11, and heard it at home on the TV news. I didn't appreciate the detail, only that it was heavy and important (hard on the heels of the Cuban missle crisis the year before)
    Presley: I had just turned 25, saw it headlined on the London evening newspapers. Presley never meant that much to me, so little emotional impact.
    Lennon: I was 28, was woken up by it on the 7.30am radio news. As a MAJOR Beatles fan in my teens, I was devastated. My young self died that day. I got to visit The Dakota last year.
    Princess Di: I had just turned 45 and heard it on morning TV news in a London hotel: I had taken my 12 year old son for a weekend treat to London to make up for the fact that we were always running around after my daughter. Our bus took us past Kensington Palace and you couldn't move for crowds and TV vans. A weird, weird day.
    9/11: I was 49. Someone rang me at work (living and working on the Isle of Wight by this point). I spent all day trying to find out what I could, emailing American internet friends etc.. A dreadful, dreadful day, and possibly the single most important event of my lifetime. I visited Ground Zero last year, too, and met many of the friends I had made.
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  10. Cristian M

    Cristian M Well-Known Member

    Was Pennywise there in the crowd, cheering and smiling his obscene bloody smile even after the shot ?
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  11. Cristian M

    Cristian M Well-Known Member

    if you start school at 7, you are in grade 2 at 9
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  12. Cristian M

    Cristian M Well-Known Member

    I was shocked by 22-7-2011 in Norway.
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  13. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    I started school at 5. Back in the day, they believed in getting us started young.
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  14. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Wasn't born but my father was a big fan of both John and Bobby Kennedy. He was hit hard when they were killed and had the newspapers heads framed (you as you do with a painting) and hung at the wall in his study. So i saw their faces all through my growing up phase and know very well who they were and had been. The killings that made the greatest inpressions on me is John Lennon in 1980, The Swedish prime minister Olof Palme who was shot after going to the movies in 1986 (they never found out who it was), The Swedish foreign secretary (is that correct? What John Kerry is in the US and what Hillary Clinton was earlier) who was knifed to death in a shopping mall by a mad man in 2003 and the crazy rightwing extremist Breivik who killed around 60 young socialdemocrats in a youth camp dressed up as a cop in 2011(this was in Norway).
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  15. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    What happened in Norway on July 22, 2011? Is that when that nutbar killed all those poor teenagers with an assault rifle? Sorry but it is not readily recognizable to me, and I would have to Google it. :dispirited:
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  16. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    A slightly crazy Naziinspired rightwing extremist named Anders Behring Breivik first let of a few homemade bombs in Oslo (the capital) and then dressed up as a cop and went to an island were a socialdemocratic group of teenagers were having a camp on an island. He went out and systematically tried to kill every one. A few saved themselfes by swimming away. He was very systematic about it. Don't know the exact amount but somewhere between 60 and 70 killed i believe. It is difficult to run away from an island.
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  17. Cristian M

    Cristian M Well-Known Member

    I guess Swedes as neighbours were pretty upset about 22-7. I consider 22-7 the 9-11 of Scandinavia , maybe even of Europe of 21st century so far.
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  18. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    That guy was certifiable insane, actually :nope:
  19. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Oh, we definitely were. But i haven't heard it called 22-7 before. Is that usual in Norway?
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  20. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Depends on which experts you ask. The first investigation said he was both psychotic and schizophrenic. The second onne didn't agree. He know exactly what he did they said but he was an extreme narcissist so considered other lives unimportant. He got the hardest possible punishment in Norway which is 21 years. (with an option to prolong it if he was still considered dangerous then.)
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