Where were you when JFK was assassinated?

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RichardX

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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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kay brown

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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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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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Snap! 1981 I was born. I was a "twinkle in my dad's eye" so to speak. Even my mum was just a kid (13).

The only stand out "remember where you were" moment I can remember is September 11th.
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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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.
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.
 

Edp

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I just finished reading 11/22/63. Loved the book--took me back in time. I got a chill reading this--I still remember where I was when the news came. I had to do the math and realized I was only 4-1/2 years old at the time. We lived on a small town in the prairies in Canada. It must have been lunch-time; as I was in the kitchen with my mother. I remember the news of the President being shot in Dallas, and the shock on my Mom's face. We were glued to the radio for the rest of the afternoon and, by the time my Dad came home for supper; the grim news had come through that he had was dead. Everyone--even Canadians--were devastated by the news. We thought the world of President Kennedy, his wife Jackie; and their family. I find the part about the roses eerie; this was what my mother always referred to when talking about that day--everywhere they had gone--Mrs. Kennedy had been given a bouquet of yellow roses; but in Dallas, they were red. Excellent account--I was rooting for George all the way!

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

RichardX

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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.
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
 

muskrat

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

Blake

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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.
 

Tery

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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
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.
 

GNTLGNT

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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.
....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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Bardo

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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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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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