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WHERE WAS EVERYBODY THIS YEAR?
Amazon.com Author Forum ^ | 11/23/2010 | John W. Cassell

Posted on 11/23/2010 7:46:34 PM PST by johnwcassell

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To: Mr. Mojo
I was 26 days away from being born.

My baby sis was born 32 days later, on Christmas Eve.

51 posted on 11/23/2010 9:16:31 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: johnwcassell

I think Johnson had Kennedy killed. He had the most to gain...and BOY, DID HE GAIN!!

(I was in 6th grade, and we were all sent home.)


52 posted on 11/23/2010 9:18:22 PM PST by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Nov 22 is my son’s birthday...but that was in ‘77.


53 posted on 11/23/2010 9:19:30 PM PST by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: pfflier

I’d heard that on Barbara Walter’s show, and just assumed it was a mispronunciation until your post.


54 posted on 11/23/2010 9:21:44 PM PST by FredZarguna ("I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.")
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To: johnwcassell
I was 21 and married, traveling from Granbury to Arlington, Texas with my spouse's parents furniture (given to us) and Air Force One and Air Force Two flew over my truck, flying from Carswell Air Force base to Dallas' Love Field, JFK's last day on earth.

Also, another "tidbit" ... I knew Jack Ruby who visited my workplace, many times, at The Dallas Times Herald, during the 60's.

At 19 (compliments of Jack Ruby) I visited, Ruby's Carousel Club, and watched the performance by (either) Bubbles Cash, or Candy Bar? ... I quickly walked out because of the number of "plain closed detectives" and/or "uniformed police officers" in attendance, plus I did not belong at a place like this ... not the way I was raised ...

The Dallas Deputy Sheriff that guarded Jack Ruby in his cell was my security guard years later.
55 posted on 11/23/2010 9:22:28 PM PST by slickfree (Obama hogs airwaves, AGAIN!)
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To: johnwcassell

I was just 4. I was at home at the time I guess, doing i don’t know what. I do recall the parents being glued to the TeeVee, probably watching Cronkite that evening.


56 posted on 11/23/2010 9:22:58 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Windflier

I was teaching on 9/11. We watched news all day.


57 posted on 11/23/2010 9:24:22 PM PST by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: AFreeBird

I was four also, and honestly don’t remember anything about it.


58 posted on 11/23/2010 9:26:24 PM PST by susannah59
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To: newzjunkey

Not so fast there, newzie. At fifty-four I’m still working hard to undo the idiocy of my generation — and my parents’ generation as well (ever heard of the New Deal?) But “the twilight of life?” D00d, get over yourself.


59 posted on 11/23/2010 9:27:55 PM PST by FredZarguna ("I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.")
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To: johnwcassell

I was 88 days old.


60 posted on 11/23/2010 9:28:03 PM PST by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: johnwcassell
This factory hadn't even made the batch used to facilitate my being.


61 posted on 11/23/2010 9:31:02 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: bannie
I was teaching on 9/11. We watched news all day.

That was perhaps the other "horrific and indelible" day in my memory.

I had just gotten out of bed, and was in my office waiting for my coffee to brew, when I started hearing radio reports of a plane hitting the WTC.

I got the TV in the living room on, and sat with my coffee, absorbing the incoming live information. Within a short time, my wife and I realized that this was no accident, and that the country was undergoing a terrorist attack.

Needless to say, we closed the shop that day, and canceled all appointments.

62 posted on 11/23/2010 9:31:37 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Hoffer Rand

Happened on my 25th.


63 posted on 11/23/2010 9:31:44 PM PST by FredZarguna ("I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.")
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To: FredZarguna

^5!


64 posted on 11/23/2010 9:34:09 PM PST by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: johnwcassell

I won’t be waxing nostalgic over JFK. But I will point out his death caused a lot of grief, for the same reason we’ll get a lot of grief if some asshole does a JFK number on Zero.

You can beat a flunky with logic, but how do you beat a ghost?


65 posted on 11/23/2010 9:39:44 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: umgud

I was in my 5th grade class here in Pennsylvania.


66 posted on 11/23/2010 9:41:11 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: susannah59

Well, like I said: I don’t really recall anything except the parents being very serious and focused at dinner that night. In fact dinner, for them, was on the couch in front of the tube. Which in itself was odd at that time.

And I do recall afterwards seeing the Life magazine cover with JFK in the car in Daley a plaza right before it happened.

That’s pretty much the extent of it. Until some years later seeing the Zapruder film late one night and going.... Woa! Up until that time i had never really seen “blood and guts” on TeeVee, either real or imagined, like we do today.


67 posted on 11/23/2010 9:43:32 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Windflier

I know that we’ll all remember the moments for that day, too. I may be jumped for this, but I believe it was more traumatic that the Kennedy day.


68 posted on 11/23/2010 9:43:58 PM PST by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: The Comedian

A few days old and planning to take over the world, and Obama was the best you could come up with?

So YOU’RE the One!


69 posted on 11/23/2010 9:46:56 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: johnwcassell

I and my younger brother were in the Air Force and both in Texas at the time. I was stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, and my brother was in basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He played in the Air Force band the day before JFK headed for Dallas. After their performance, Kennedy shook each member of the band’s hand and pinned a Yellow Rose of Texas on each of their lapels. Next day he was gone.


70 posted on 11/23/2010 9:48:54 PM PST by SlightOfTongue
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To: johnwcassell

By the way, that’s a terrific post. One thing - - it wasn’t all “downhill from there”. The Beatles and the “British Invasion” brought a lot of great music forward, and the space program, culminating with the 1969 moon landing, also helped make the ‘60s a miraculous time to grow up in. Add transistor radios, color TV, and “muscle” cars to the mix and the point is, it was a topsy-turvy, insane time, but it wasn’t all bad.

FRegards,
LH


71 posted on 11/23/2010 9:52:15 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: johnwcassell
I had plans to attend a Peter, Paul and Mary concert that night in Houston. Of course everything was cancelled...the world stood still.

I was reading "Atlas Shrugged" for the first time...1st year out of college.

I saw JFK the day before the assassination...went to see him and Jackie when they arrived in Houston...and was not his biggest fan. But a POTUS is a POTUS.

72 posted on 11/23/2010 9:52:26 PM PST by lonestar
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To: lonestar

A POTUS was a POTUS, and then came along Zero. Man, we’ve fallen...


73 posted on 11/23/2010 9:56:36 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

You’re right...I wouldn’t go to the door to see that jerk.


74 posted on 11/23/2010 9:58:28 PM PST by lonestar
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To: bannie
I may be jumped for this, but I believe it was more traumatic that the Kennedy day.

"Jumped" on Free Republic for saying that 9/11 was more traumatic than the Kennedy assassination? Not likely.

Politics aside, both incidents shook our nation to its core.

75 posted on 11/23/2010 9:59:39 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: johnwcassell

I was in a Manhattan recording studio working the board for some horrible Jersey group who was cutting a demo. When the announcement about Kennedy came we canceled the session and me and a group of studio musicians went out and got stoned on heroin....which we would have done even if nothing had happened that day.


76 posted on 11/23/2010 10:02:59 PM PST by Larry381
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To: johnwcassell

Well, was at the Texas Schoolbook Depository, right outside close to the corner ... and didn’t really know what happened, at the time.


77 posted on 11/23/2010 10:28:05 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Inyo-Mono

“That was the day that the 1950s died. Everything changed soon after that. Just three months later The Beatles arrived in America”

I’d say that Kennedy’s administration was a transitional period between the ‘50s and ‘60s. Things felt different (a bit faster and more dynamic) than the sleepy Eisenhower years, but the assassinations, counterculture movement, and the Vietnam War (ie. the stuff that really defined the decade) hadn’t happened yet


78 posted on 11/23/2010 10:34:02 PM PST by Strk321
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To: johnwcassell

KENNEDY WAS SHOT???? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?


79 posted on 11/23/2010 11:21:20 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: johnwcassell
I was on a bus in the Norfolk Navy shipyard going back to my ship in drydock with radar parts I'd picked up from Electronics Stores, when the driver pulled off to the side, and called us all up front to listen to his radio. For about fifteen minutes, we heard the reports from Dallas, Washington, and I think New York giving the details; I do know they reported him as dead. One of the chiefs thought it was the Cubans and/or Russians as payback for the blockade.

When I got back to the ship, I told the OOD that Kennedy had been shot and assassinated in Dallas, but initially he didn't believe me until he called the shipyard main office. Later he made an announcement over the 1MC, and noted that flags were to be run at half-mast. All personnel were ordered to report back by Noon Saturday, as most of the base would be sent up to DC for the funeral and as security. I wanted to go, but couldn't because of the work I was involved with, and the push to get the ship ready to refloat out of dock. Needless to say, that week and the Thanksgiving Dinner were very subdued, as we were all expecting a possible call to war footing on Cuba. However, thanks to Johnson instead of the Med I got to take the ship through Panama to San Diego, and was transferred of to a helicopter aircraft carrier up in Long Beach and several WestPac cruises.

In 1973, I got to see Executive Action. I do wish I had kept the newspaper print sheet they gave out, showing a lot of details from the film, and a listing and expose of the many witnesses they portrayed at the end:

The Kennedys were both milestones in my worldview travels, among others, as I believe it was the start of the infestation of the socialists into mainstream America. They'd always been here, but never in the open.
80 posted on 11/23/2010 11:25:32 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: johnwcassell

Occurred about an hour after asking my future ex-wife to “go steady”...


81 posted on 11/24/2010 3:55:31 AM PST by pookie18 (Palin/Cheney '12)
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To: johnwcassell
I was on the grassy knoll with 3 CIA guys, 2 FBI agents and 4 mafia hitmen.

Actually I was in 9th grade with a day off from school for the 1st Annual Sweet Potato Festival and Parade that was being held.

When my friends and I heard the news we were astonished that anyone would cry over losing him since no one we knew liked him.

82 posted on 11/24/2010 4:06:04 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: johnwcassell

I turned three that year. Probably playing with my Tinker Toys and jack-in-a-box.


83 posted on 11/24/2010 4:26:47 AM PST by folkquest
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To: Revolting cat!

Dave’s not here!


84 posted on 11/24/2010 6:31:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Fiji Hill
The writer mentioned a song called "Chicken Fat"--

1950s MAD cartoonist Will Elder refered to all of the little details and inside jokes in his panels as "chicken fat".

Also working its way up the chart at the time was "Dominique," a musical oddity by Soeur Sourire, aka The Singing Nun. This French-language song, about the crusader and evangelist Domingo Félix de Guzmán, who fought in the thirteenth-century Albigensian Crusade, actually made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and sat there for several weeks--an illustration as to how times have changed, as it would be considered highly politically incorrect today.

'Whatever became of...'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Singing_Nun

Deckers became increasingly critical of Catholic doctrines and eventually became a public advocate for contraception. She also agreed with John Lennon's statements about Jesus in 1966.[citation needed] In 1967, she recorded a song entitled "Glory Be to God for the Golden Pill" — a paean to artificial birth control under the name Luc Dominique. It was a commercial failure.

... In the late 1970s, the Belgian government claimed that she owed approximately $63,000 USD in back taxes.[2] Deckers countered that the royalties from her recording were given to the convent and therefore she was not liable for payment of any personal income taxes. Lacking any receipts to prove her donations to the convent and her religious order, Deckers ran into heavy financial problems. In 1982, she tried, once again as Sœur Sourire, to score a hit with a disco synthesizer version of "Dominique", but this last attempt to resume her singing career failed.

Citing their financial difficulties in a note, she and her companion of ten years, Anna Pécher, both committed suicide by an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol on 29 March 1985.


85 posted on 11/24/2010 6:37:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: johnwcassell
Nowhere can you find a more down and dirty, truly accurate description of the change than in Jack Engelhard's DAYS OF THE BITTER END. The cities began to burn. There were tanks and National Guardsmen in the streets. Vietnam was escalated to a vicious slaughter... The Armed Forces were disintegrating with mutinies and fraggings. A whole division sat on the DMZ with the Army afraid to move them. Their officers refused to even try to take them out and the Pentagon felt it was too dangerous to bring them home.

Communists openly rioted in our streets and plotted to kill troops, police, and congressmen.

Jerry Rubin met with Che Guevara who encouraged him to take action in America rather than go globetrotting.

The Weather Underground sprang out of the SDS (Students For A Democratic Society) and launch their campaign of treasonous terror with a riot during the trials for the Chicago 7 (who'd coordinated riots in Chicago the previous year).

Rebel chic.

There was plenty of civil unrest from racists as well (and not just in the South).

86 posted on 11/24/2010 6:42:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: johnwcassell
There was a pall upon the land as that gross creature in the White House twisted arms ramming through Great Society opium to hook the economy on government aid. Yes, I missed Kennedy. His successor had the nation in flames...mobs in Washington chanted "burn...baby burn ...burn that White House down." It was nearly a half century ago... Yet those of us there will always remember... Why wasn't this Black Day in our history observed with a pause... a minute of silence?

A lot died with the President that day.

Whether you liked him or not.

The Red Diaper Doper Babies became more powerful in the 1960s and 1970s and BECAME members of Congress, anchors in the media, editors at the newspapers, and eventually took hold of the presidency several times over.

They won't mourn, if given half a chance, they would cheer.

87 posted on 11/24/2010 6:46:00 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Revolting cat!
I was managing an unknown group of unknown notalents called the Beatles.

Lucky you! I was busy managing Vaughn Meader.

After John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, sales of The First Family albums plummeted, and stores removed the records from their shelves as the nation went into mourning. A JFK-related Christmas single by Meader was released by Verve Records shortly before the assassination; it was quickly withdrawn. Meader and others commented through the years that the assassin's bullet killed not only Kennedy, but also Meader (or, Meader's career). His act was no longer in demand and even appearances that were already booked—including those for the Grammy Awards show, the Joey Bishop show, and To Tell the Truth—were canceled.

88 posted on 11/24/2010 6:53:23 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: slickfree
There was a book on Candy Barr that came out a few years ago.

She died a recluse in Texas.

89 posted on 11/24/2010 6:57:54 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise
After John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, sales of The First Family albums plummeted, and stores removed the records from their shelves as the nation went into mourning. A JFK-related Christmas single by Meader was released by Verve Records shortly before the assassination; it was quickly withdrawn. Meader and others commented through the years that the assassin's bullet killed not only Kennedy, but also Meader (or, Meader's career). His act was no longer in demand and even appearances that were already booked—including those for the Grammy Awards show, the Joey Bishop show, and To Tell the Truth—were canceled.

Meader later waxed a disc entitled "The New First Family, 1968." You can listen to the original "First Family" on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs9gOrGU8wE.

90 posted on 11/24/2010 7:35:24 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: FredZarguna

Hey, another very special person! Did you know Vincent van Gogh also shares our birthday?


91 posted on 11/24/2010 9:10:02 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Hoffer Rand
Did you know Vincent van Gogh also shares our birthday?

Yes, but more importantly, so does Eric Clapton.

92 posted on 11/24/2010 4:53:44 PM PST by FredZarguna ("I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.")
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To: johnwcassell

I was in my 1st grade class in Denton, TX.....40 miles north of Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald’s niece was in my class, his brother, Robert lived about 3 blocks away from me.


93 posted on 12/06/2010 5:53:40 PM PST by ALASKA (I feel more like I do today than I did yesterday.....)
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To: johnwcassell

I was in my 1st grade class in Denton, TX.....40 miles north of Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald’s niece was in my class, his brother, Robert lived about 3 blocks away from me.


94 posted on 12/06/2010 6:02:16 PM PST by ALASKA (I feel more like I do today than I did yesterday.....)
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