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#3195346 - 11/23/13 12:36 AM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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#3195352 - 11/23/13 01:26 AM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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Registered: 08/15/13
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I was fifteen. Lunch at home and back to high school. Went to junior class locker hall. I was alone until Mary Jo came into the hall. When she saw me she made a bee line. The look on her face made me know something was up. I was desperately trying to remember what I could have done to upset her. When she got close she said, "President Kennedy was killed." Every detail of that moment is burned into my memory. She went to the east coast after graduation. We never relived that moment. Mary Jo passed about ten years ago.
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#3195355 - 11/23/13 01:48 AM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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Registered: 12/25/08
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I remember the day before President Kennedy went to Dallas. He was in San Antonio, and I kept asking my mother to allow me the opportunity to see President Kennedy. All of the public schools were shut down so that the students and teachers could go to see him. She was a public schoolteacher who as luck would have it had the day off. My stupid private school, which I disliked, remained open and as usual my mother said that "education" was more important than seeing the President. I told my mother that it was more important to see the President of the United States for one day than worry about missing school for that day. In that day and time, how often would someone get to see The President of the United States? The next day while we were in "that stupid private school" the teacher Mr. Scotty, who I disliked as well, was called to the principals' office for a few minutes. He came back and made the announcement that President Kennedy had been shot and died in Dallas. That was, also, the year that my grandfather passed away and that refrain of education was too important for me came up again to go to his funeral.

I made a vow to my mothers' face that if something historic or a death in the family occurred that if I had children MY children would be able to go. Education can be put on the back burner or thrown in the trash for one day as far as I was concerned.

Yes, I have my memories of that fateful day being in school.

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#3195371 - 11/23/13 04:46 AM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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Registered: 05/25/05
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I remember coming home from school. We didn't hear it as school!
My mom was on the phone with a friend discussing that the President was dead. All 3 local chanels were covering the news.

I have followed much of the assination since the mid 60's and have my own view.


Edited by Char Baby (11/23/13 04:50 AM)
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#3195384 - 11/23/13 06:25 AM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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I was 6 years old. I don't remember anything about the event, but my mother was a calm person, not one to let world events upset her children. I do have one peculiar memory. I remember drawing a picture of a horse and thinking (as a child would) that it was a most beautiful picture. I remember the drawing was a pencil sketch. I suspect the drawing was inspired by the president's funeral procession...

I recently spoke with my brother about this. He was in college down in Philly at the time. He took the train to get there and back. He said that Reading Terminal was absolutely quiet that afternoon. The normal hustle & bustle was gone, just complete and utter silence "you could have heard a pin drop".


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#3195393 - 11/23/13 07:02 AM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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Was in High School,12th grade, Economics class.....
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#3195404 - 11/23/13 07:13 AM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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I was in the Navy at jet engine school stationed in Millington, Tn.
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#3195412 - 11/23/13 07:18 AM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Rock_Hudstone]
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I was still 9 years in the making..... eek
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#3195528 - 11/23/13 09:36 AM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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#3195830 - 11/23/13 03:54 PM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
I was in a third grade classroom at Battle Hill School in Union, N.J. when our teacher got a call on the intercom/phone.

She went outside into the hall to speak to the principal and other teachers, came back into our room, in tears, and told us what had happened.

We were dismissed early, and told to go right home.
It was one of the saddest of times I can ever remember.
My father took it REALLY bad, since JFK was like a God to him, sort of like Reagan was/is to most on here. frown
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#3196089 - 11/23/13 09:09 PM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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#3196172 - 11/23/13 11:04 PM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Mustang2008Z]
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Registered: 09/24/12
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Originally Posted By: Mustang2008Z
I remember the day before President Kennedy went to Dallas. He was in San Antonio, and I kept asking my mother to allow me the opportunity to see President Kennedy. All of the public schools were shut down so that the students and teachers could go to see him. She was a public schoolteacher who as luck would have it had the day off. My stupid private school, which I disliked, remained open and as usual my mother said that "education" was more important than seeing the President. I told my mother that it was more important to see the President of the United States for one day than worry about missing school for that day. In that day and time, how often would someone get to see The President of the United States? The next day while we were in "that stupid private school" the teacher Mr. Scotty, who I disliked as well, was called to the principals' office for a few minutes. He came back and made the announcement that President Kennedy had been shot and died in Dallas. That was, also, the year that my grandfather passed away and that refrain of education was too important for me came up again to go to his funeral.

I made a vow to my mothers' face that if something historic or a death in the family occurred that if I had children MY children would be able to go. Education can be put on the back burner or thrown in the trash for one day as far as I was concerned.

Yes, I have my memories of that fateful day being in school.

Great.............(Sarcasm)


Have you considered counseling?


Edited by bvance554 (11/23/13 11:06 PM)

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#3196190 - 11/23/13 11:29 PM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: bvance554]
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Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 3270
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: bvance554
Originally Posted By: Mustang2008Z
I remember the day before President Kennedy went to Dallas. He was in San Antonio, and I kept asking my mother to allow me the opportunity to see President Kennedy. All of the public schools were shut down so that the students and teachers could go to see him. She was a public schoolteacher who as luck would have it had the day off. My stupid private school, which I disliked, remained open and as usual my mother said that "education" was more important than seeing the President. I told my mother that it was more important to see the President of the United States for one day than worry about missing school for that day. In that day and time, how often would someone get to see The President of the United States? The next day while we were in "that stupid private school" the teacher Mr. Scotty, who I disliked as well, was called to the principals' office for a few minutes. He came back and made the announcement that President Kennedy had been shot and died in Dallas. That was, also, the year that my grandfather passed away and that refrain of education was too important for me came up again to go to his funeral.

I made a vow to my mothers' face that if something historic or a death in the family occurred that if I had children MY children would be able to go. Education can be put on the back burner or thrown in the trash for one day as far as I was concerned.

Yes, I have my memories of that fateful day being in school.

Great.............(Sarcasm)


Have you considered counseling?


Why should he?
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#3198845 - 11/26/13 03:31 PM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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Loc: New Orleans
I was in fifth grade, had just come back from lunch recess, and everybody was chattering about it. No, they didn't send us home or offer us counseling or anything else as they would probably do today*. Everything on TV that I liked all weekend was preempted by the coverage. I missed out on Oswald being shot by Jack Ruby.

TV Guide had a special issue the next week with all the details of the coverage. I don't know if I kept it.

The tone of the above makes it sound like I don't care about it, but I do. It was the moment when America went from Optimism to Cynicism; it's crucial in U.S. history. But when I was 10, such things didn't affect me much.


* Things were a little tougher in the early Sixties, I suspect. When Hurricane Betsy loomed on the first day of school in '65, they not only didn't close the schools, they didn't even send us home early!
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#3199067 - 11/26/13 08:13 PM Re: where were you this fateful day? [Re: Tomcat_80]
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Registered: 05/27/02
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In school, 5th grade, Mrs. Irvin's class. A thousand years ago.


Edited by UncleS2 (11/26/13 08:15 PM)
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