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Where were you when JFK was assassinated?

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

  1. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    Mark Lane has apparently passed away. The king of all conspiracy theorists who originated many of the myths about the JFK assassination that persist to this day.
     
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  2. kay brown

    kay brown Well-Known Member

    I was in 2nd grade and I remember they let us out of school because of it.. we were all happy to be let out of school.. then over the next week bored as there was constant non stop new coverage.. the worst was they played his funeral procession with the drumming in the back ground .. as a small child it seemed for days on end...little kids worlds are small and outside annoyances that effect ones life is usually not well received.
     
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  3. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky The Roosters are Number 1.

    In my father's ball bags. I did see LBJ (I think) when his motorcade drove past Taylor Square back in 1967? It was a big deal back then seeing an American President.
     
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  4. JimInTally

    JimInTally Member

    I was 18, working a year between high school and college in order to save up some money for tuition, so I wouldn't have to borrow so much. Nowadays, I'm sure that would be considered weird, but we thought that way, back in the day. Anyway, I was at my station (end of a conveyor belt in a warehouse), and one of the straw bosses came by and told me that someone had taken a shot at JFK in Dallas, but there was no word, at that time, of whether he had been hit, or if he had, how serious the hit was. Less than an hour later he came by and told me the word was he was dead. Unlike many businesses, we didn't shut down for the day. I had to wait until I got home after dark for any more news and to watch the TV coverage. A long, sad weekend. And, then of course, I saw Ruby shoot Oswald on Sunday morning.
     
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  5. JimInTally

    JimInTally Member

    Talking about 9/11, I wonder if Stephen plans to do a long novel on the events of that date? It would seem a natural, given he has done one on the other major event of the last 53 years.
     
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  6. JimInTally

    JimInTally Member

    Same here, John. I'm 70, will be 71 in August. I still remember the day like it was yesterday. I knew I was watching something that would be considered one of the watershed moments of American history.
     
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  7. JimInTally

    JimInTally Member

    The more I read on the JFK assassination, the less sure I am of anything. I think it's possible there was a conspiracy, but I also think Oswald definitely had a hand in it.
     
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  8. Edp

    Edp Member


    Was in the 6th grade in elementary school. Can't remember what my thoughts were at that time.
     
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  9. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    There is an enormous amount of misinformation and outright lies that have been perpetuated by conspiracy theories. At its heart this is a very simple case with overwhelming evidence that Oswald was the assassin. The best book on the topic is Bugliosi's "Reclaiming History" although at 1500+ pages you might want to give the condensed version a try. It's called "Four Days in November."

    Four Days in November: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
     
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  10. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Oh Richard...everyone knows you were the second shooter on the grassy knoll. Just admit it. (Wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more...)
     
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  11. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky The Roosters are Number 1.

    All I remember is the front of the newspapers when Elvis Presley past away. Because I watched all his movies and knew his songs I knew who he was. That, and when John Lennon died. All the baby boomers seem to know where they were when John Lennon died. I was at school and Mr. McLaughlin told us. I think. He gave me a good comment when I was the only one in class that knew what happened in 1908 in Siberia.
     
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  12. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    You need to get yourself over to the thread about this and add your view on it. The rest of us have tried to do that and have ended up being told how wrong we are to have an opinion. Unless you already have and I missed it, which is entirely possible. In which case... nevermind.
     
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  13. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky The Roosters are Number 1.

    I've been reading and listening to some of the stuff that Kay Brown has highlighted and it's quite interesting. I think there were more in it than just Oswald.
     
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  14. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....no problem with other views, the problem is the chutzpah to believe that YOURS is the ONLY opinion and because others don't buy into it, you're WRONG, STUPID and YOUR FEET STINK.....and I don't direct that toward you Crankster....
     
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  15. I wasn't born yet the day JSK was assassinated.
     
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  16. Bardo

    Bardo Well-Known Member

    Home with my Mom,
    I was 3yrs watching "Popeye" and she was listening to the radio,
    I remember her starting to cry and changing the channel to find the coverage.
    Then we were both crying together, Me for missing my daily dose of Popeye
     
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  17. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    53 years ago today.
     
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  18. JimInTally

    JimInTally Member

    Yes, isn't it amazing how fast the years have flown by. It still seems like just yesterday.
     
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  19. JimInTally

    JimInTally Member

    Another date that will almost certainly be in the memory of people old enough at the time to know its significance is the night in October 1962 when JFK made the nationwide address regarding missiles in Cuba and the embargo he was imposing. I remember thinking we were all going to be burned to a crisp in a nuclear war within the next week. I spent the rest of the time until it was announced the Soviet ships had turned around and were headed back to the USSR walking around with what felt like a giant ball of lead in my guts.
     
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  20. lowman

    lowman Well-Known Member

    That was ten years to early for me but the book 11/22/63 was great i thought.
     
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