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    For those that remember,

    what were you doing 57 years ago today? I was in Biology class.

    #2
    And not one word or article today about it. I was in wood shop. Dang, 57 years ago. I remember when they closed the files for 50 years and thought, I'll never live to see 50 years later. Seems like it went by in a flash.

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      #3
      I was in 6th grade, watching Spanish language lessons on CCTV. Teacher from the next classroom ran in and told our teacher to change the channel to CBS. Watched Walter Cronkite...I remember so clearly even the seat I was using. We all cried (teachers and students). They sent us home (these were the days when most mothers where home in the middle of the day). We didn't go back to school until the Monday after the funeral.

      Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
      And not one word or article today about it.
      They have been talking about it on NPR on and off all morning.

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        #4
        I was too young to remember that day. My office mate told me that all the federal government workers were sent home and a peace blanketed the country.

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          #5
          I wasn't alive but it was 56 years ago, no?

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            #6
            I was on my way to a chemistry class at Pitt. A friend came running over to me and broke the news. I cannot forget Today is also my birthday. The assassination overshadows any celebration. If you have not read it, it is a good time to pickup Stephen King's novel, 11/22/63. An interesting "what if" story.
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              #7
              Originally posted by SCIfor55+yrs. View Post
              I was on my way to a chemistry class at Pitt. A friend came running over to me and broke the news. I cannot forget Today is also my birthday. The assassination overshadows any celebration. If you have not read it, it is a good time to pickup Stephen King's novel, 11/22/63. An interesting "what if" story.
              They produced a TV series based on the book on Hulu, that we just watched.

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                #8
                Glad to hear someone is KLD. A little disappointed none of the major outlets have.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Scott C4/5 View Post
                  I wasn't alive but it was 56 years ago, no?
                  Thank you for the correction, it was 1963, 56 years ago.

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                    #10
                    I was walking across campus with a fellow, more senior and older engineering student. I was shocked, saddened and angry, ready to take out whatever country did it if that was the case. He being older and wiser saying something like, I don't think so, not so fast.
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                      #11
                      I was 10 years old and in the fifth grade. We had a great young teacher. It was obvious he was very upset but he kept calm.
                      My parents were Irish Catholic Kennedy supporters and I recall my father watching a lot of the coverage in the days following...

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                        #12
                        I was in 8th grade at the office when news broke

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                          #13
                          I was in the 7th grade in a new school. All I remember of hearing the news is that it was announced in class ad that classes were adjourned. My clear memories are being in the hallway where everyone was astonished and frightened, particularly the teachers. I was astonished to see adults frightened. I spent the weekend with my mom and stepdad where we were all glued to the TV for 3 days, watching the news and then watching the service in NY on TV. Music by Benjamin Britten. Jacking had such good taste even in that moment. I was bored with most of the stuff on TV but there was nothing else to do and nothing moving in the city.

                          Compare that to today when society is so hardened. Dozens of children can be killed in a shooting and it is forgotten by tomorrow. We have to forget it or we could not continue. There was very little violence on TV at that point, other than shootouts in westerns with hilariously dramatic falls to the ground. Even though so many had been through WW2, or see the photos in books, that is totally different from seeing real or fake-but-realistic death on TV and in movies. I'm quite glad not to be a child in this era.

                          Thanks for the thread, Oldtimer.

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                            #14
                            I was in junior high study hall. The principal came in and told us all to go to our home rooms, where we received the news.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Tetracyclone View Post
                              I was in the 7th grade in a new school. All I remember of hearing the news is that it was announced in class ad that classes were adjourned. My clear memories are being in the hallway where everyone was astonished and frightened, particularly the teachers. I was astonished to see adults frightened. I spent the weekend with my mom and stepdad where we were all glued to the TV for 3 days, watching the news and then watching the service in NY on TV. Music by Benjamin Britten. Jacking had such good taste even in that moment. I was bored with most of the stuff on TV but there was nothing else to do and nothing moving in the city.

                              Compare that to today when society is so hardened. Dozens of children can be killed in a shooting and it is forgotten by tomorrow. We have to forget it or we could not continue. There was very little violence on TV at that point, other than shootouts in westerns with hilariously dramatic falls to the ground. Even though so many had been through WW2, or see the photos in books, that is totally different from seeing real or fake-but-realistic death on TV and in movies. I'm quite glad not to be a child in this era.

                              Thanks for the thread, Oldtimer.
                              The good ole days, when you went to the soda shop and from there to the sock hop. The rest of the night you could cruise the streets on a bucks worth of gas while listening to Fats Domino, Elvis, Connie Francis, The Everly Brothers and so many more. And then came service, if I remember right we started bombing in 64, I joined in 65, never made it to Vietnam as they needed troops in Guam to load B-52's for endless missions, work days of 24 hrs on and 24 off with standby on off time.

                              I couldn't agree more how life has changed in as little as 50+ years and pray for kids having to grow up in a world full of drugs, sex, violence, and cell phones. If I had to make the choice of growing up now or then, it would be back then for sure.

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