Where were you when JFK was assassinated?

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Taoskier

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7th grade. First our homeroom teacher gave us the news although at that point, it was only known he'd been shot. Not long after a school assembly was called where we were told he had been killed. Everyone was in shock although at that age we didn't fully comprehend all the nuances of what it meant for the country. The next 4 days was probably our first exposure to today's 24 hour news cycle as that was all that was on TV as everyone was glued to the set watching live and having the second shock and disbelief when Oswald was murdered while watching in real time.
We meet again today! Your story's like mine. I was 8 years old and waiting in line to get back in school after lunch and recess. Soon an odd mumbling started, including gun, president, shot. We were all confused until another 8-year-old jumped out of line and said, "You idiots, the president's been shot." Then he pretended to take two six-shooters out of his pocket. Bam! Bam! Bam! We got it. But nobody thought JFK would die. The announcement came over the intercom about 40 minutes later. Incredibly sad. And this was New Orleans, conspiracy central. I think 11/22/63 is great, but I disagree with SK's ultimate conclusion.
 
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Cristian M

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We meet again today! Your story's like mine. I was 8 years old and waiting in line to get back in school after lunch and recess. Soon an odd mumbling started, including gun, president, shot. We were all confused until another 8-year-old jumped out of line and said, "You idiots, the president's been shot." Then he pretended to take two six-shooters out of his pocket. Bam! Bam! Bam! We got it. But nobody thought JFK would die. The announcement came over the intercom about 40 minutes later. Incredibly sad. And this was New Orleans, conspiracy central. I think 11/22/63 is great, but I disagree with SK's ultimate conclusion.
what sk conclusion ?
 
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RichardX

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Vincent Bugliosi passed away earlier this month. He was best known for prosecuting Charles Manson and writing "Helter Skelter" but he also wrote the definitive book on the JFK assassination addressing just about every conspiracy theory. "Reclaiming History" is about 1600 pages long but has been condensed into a shorter version titled "Four Days in November" that makes for excellent reading. The book has gotten a bad rap from the vocal conspiracy community who believes anyone who suggests Oswald was the lone shooter is the spawn of satan, but it is the definitive book on the case.
 

Pucker

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Can't say for sure, but it's more than likely I was in a playpen breathing second-hand smoke . . . two things which I sincerely hope no child is having to deal with today.
 
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