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Where were you when JFK was assassinated?

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

  1. Rarebit

    Rarebit Member

    Like a lot of the others here, I wasn't. I was only born a few years later.
    But I remember hearing teachers talking about it in school. They all said it was an event for which everyone could remember what he or she was doing when they heard what had happened.
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  2. John Excell II

    John Excell II De kallar mig John Erövraren

    That went down 8 years before I was ever born!!

    but I heard it was a very :sad: day
    in history!!
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  3. Tooly

    Tooly Well-Known Member

    My sister was a twinkle in my dad's eye then, I was still a few years away!
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  4. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Was born July '62. My 'JFK' moment was when Elvis died.
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  5. CrimsonKingAH

    CrimsonKingAH LOVE & PEACE

    I was born in 67 ..
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  6. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    I was 4. I remember my Mom and Grandparents being really upset and crying but didn't really understand what happened. Until the funeral. Then I got it and, they say, I burst into tears.
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  7. Bardo

    Bardo Well-Known Member

    Home with my Mom where most 3yr olds should be.
    My Mom was crying and I thought it was because we were missing "Pop-eye" that morning,,,

    "The last of the Gunslingers"

    Great book, Great read
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  8. TanyaS

    TanyaS painterly painter!

    not born.
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  9. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    Me to. Slap bang in the middle of my 16th birthday party. Then I looked around and saw one of my best friends engaged in "close action" with my girlfriend. Not my best ever birthday party!
  10. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    Not me to born in 62, BTW I was 1961. I meant "me to" as in Elvis was my JFK moment, other wise he would have died during my 15th birthday party not my 16th.
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  11. Autumn13

    Autumn13 Active Member

    I am new to this thread and late in my posting. I was 13 and in Junior High School. We got out of school at about 2PM EST and I walked to my sister's apartment. She was getting married on December 7, (Pearl Harbor Anniversary) and expecting a delivery. She asked me to wait for it. After the delivery, I walked to the corner store (back in the days when there were corner soda shops and variety shops) to call my mother and let her know that I was ready to be picked up. I heard the news on the radio while sitting in the phone booth (yes they still had those at that time, too) and my mother said she had the TV on and already knew. Strangely, when I hung up the receiver, the phone acted like a slot machine and a whole lot of change just poured out of the coin slot. (OK you might ask, did I give the money to the store owner?? Of course not. I was 13 and mostly broke all the time so all that change went into my wallet. It seemed like divine providence to me. I wonder what Sai King would make of that?)
  12. Lono19

    Lono19 New Member

    3rd grade...I can remember Sister Catherine coming back into the room crying..when I went home, my Mom was crying. When my Dad got home from work he was crying. First time I'd ever seen my Dad cry. We did duck and cover during the Cuban Missile Crisis...which I just read last night in 11/22/63.
  13. PatInTheHat


    Cincinnati Ohio, uhhh why, what have you heard:suspect:???
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  14. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    Secret Service agent Clint Hill has a new book out. He is the last surviving person from the JFK car on 11.22.63. He climbed aboard from the follow up car just after JFK's fatal shot. He is making the rounds over the next couple of weeks to a number of cities promoting the book if anyone is interested:

    New Book Releases, Bestsellers, Author Info and more at Simon & Schuster
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  15. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I was five so it didn't really have any effect on me. I do remember seeing the funeral on TV. I was more upset when John Lennon was shot.
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  16. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    I was in New Orleans with Rafael Cruz ;-D
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  17. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    I was 4. We were living in New Orleans at the time. My Mom worked as a waitress at the Montleone Hotel and knew some of the players (according to conspiracy theories) and Jim Garrison was a regular at the restaurant. I remember her and my grandparents being very upset but, of course, didn't understand why. But I do recall watching the funeral.
  18. DanielTheGeek

    DanielTheGeek New Member

    I guess the right question should be "Where were my parents when JFK was assassinated?"
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  19. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome to the board Daniel!
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  20. DanielTheGeek

    DanielTheGeek New Member

    Thanks Jean.. you look scary tho
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