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Extreme VANITY/Where were you and what were you doing when you heard of JFK's Assasination?
19 Nov 2013 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 11/19/2013 7:43:13 AM PST by US Navy Vet

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I'll start, I was just 2 so i was probably getting into trouble w/ my mother in the farmhouse in C. Iowa where I grew up.
1 posted on 11/19/2013 7:43:13 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

I was in 1st or second grade, they closed school early and sent us home

I didnt know why, really, but did see the funeral on TV and remember the newspaper front page with oswald getting shot


2 posted on 11/19/2013 7:44:53 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: US Navy Vet

Third or fourth period French class, sophomore year.

Shocking!

Worse shock yet to come when Ruby shot Oswald live on tv.

Not a happy Thanksgiving that year.


3 posted on 11/19/2013 7:45:03 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: US Navy Vet

I was 8 years old. I remember walking into the living room and mom was kneeling on the floor in front of the tv, crying.


4 posted on 11/19/2013 7:45:19 AM PST by sneakers
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To: OpusatFR

Soph in college driving to my part time afternoon job.


5 posted on 11/19/2013 7:46:06 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Probably lying in a bassinet, asleep or maybe crying for a bottle...so I guess I didn’t hear about it until much, much later.


6 posted on 11/19/2013 7:46:11 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: US Navy Vet

Eighth grade, Louisiana History class I believe it was, right after lunch hour.


7 posted on 11/19/2013 7:46:54 AM PST by abb
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To: US Navy Vet
About 6 meters from where I sit now.

/johnny

8 posted on 11/19/2013 7:47:09 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: US Navy Vet

I remember thinking, “Oh, no! Now this bunch of gangster Irish punks, thugs, rapists, murderers and buck-toothed, stupid, cow-like women will be on the front page of magazines for the rest of my life!”


9 posted on 11/19/2013 7:47:37 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: US Navy Vet
Playing hookey from (Catholic) school.

I had claimed my brain hurt, or some similar excuse.

10 posted on 11/19/2013 7:47:38 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: US Navy Vet

We were home because it was parent teacher conference day down in Whittier. I was ten and remember my older sister crying. Watched the coverage that weekend on our black and white tv.


11 posted on 11/19/2013 7:47:40 AM PST by liege (America 180)
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To: US Navy Vet; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ..
In Dallas, got out of Lake Highlands High School to go down and see the motorcade, but instead was washing my car for a date that evening when KLIF radio had a bulletin saying "Three shots fired in Kennedy Motorcade."

"What a dumb ass thing to do," I said to myself.

Just then my Grandmother opened the garage door and said, "The President's been shot!"

12 posted on 11/19/2013 7:47:55 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: US Navy Vet
I was in the third grade as the principal walked in to whisper something in the teacher's ear. The teacher gasped and sat down as the principal told us children in just a couple of sentences what had happened.

At home, it was non-stop TV coverage for many days.

HF

13 posted on 11/19/2013 7:48:09 AM PST by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: US Navy Vet

Honestly...it was my earliest memory. I was a little more than 1, and I remember seeing the TV through the bars of my playpen in the living room of our house. It showed a long line of black cars. and a lot of sad-looking people. That’s all I remember.


14 posted on 11/19/2013 7:48:17 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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Sixth grade band class. Announcement over the intercom. Entire class stood in respect with head bowed. Girls cried. That’s what I remember.


15 posted on 11/19/2013 7:48:33 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: US Navy Vet

In French class. University School, Shaker Heights, Ohio. Excused for the day, but I lived in the dorm, so we just watched the tv for the rest of the day.


16 posted on 11/19/2013 7:48:34 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: US Navy Vet

1st grade, at a Catholic school. Our priest came and whispered something to our teacher, and we were dismissed early.


17 posted on 11/19/2013 7:49:05 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Was in 8th grade and when I got home after 3 it was on TV. Was shocked that a Prez could be assassinated in “modern” times.


18 posted on 11/19/2013 7:49:18 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: US Navy Vet

‘Twasn’t even a gleam in my daady’s eye, yet.


19 posted on 11/19/2013 7:49:22 AM PST by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: US Navy Vet
Senior year, high school. The public address system just started playing the radio news and we thought somebody made a mistake and laughed about it until we heard that they were talking about the death of president Kennedy.

We cancelled all of our programs for a few weeks, including our Homecoming Dance.

20 posted on 11/19/2013 7:49:31 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Sister Maureen Regina’s sixth grade class. Sister Elizabeth Ann came on the PA and announced that Kennedy had been shot. You could hear little girls screaming all over the school.


21 posted on 11/19/2013 7:49:42 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: US Navy Vet

Fifth grade, and our ten-year-old minds assumed the missiles would be flying any minute. They closed the school and we hurried home (we all walked in those days) so at least we could get nuked in comfortable surroundings.


22 posted on 11/19/2013 7:50:05 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: US Navy Vet

My family was one of those families that thought Kennedy took orders from the Pope, so it was no big deal.


23 posted on 11/19/2013 7:50:30 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: US Navy Vet

High School in the auditorium viewing a preview for the fall play. The Principal came in and said Kennedy had been shot and the play would be cancelled.


24 posted on 11/19/2013 7:50:33 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I was in third grade at school. Announcement came over the intercom.They closed the school and I walked home to my Mom sitting in the livingroom crying.


25 posted on 11/19/2013 7:51:13 AM PST by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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With friends playing golf. We were on the 6th hole at Oak Hill C.C when the greenskeeper stopped and told us.


26 posted on 11/19/2013 7:51:43 AM PST by mulligan
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To: US Navy Vet

It was/is my birthday. (11-22-43)

I was in the US Navy, in the Bay Of Florida, and we were salvaging a U2 plane that had been shot down by Castro.

We were all worried that a nuclear exchange with the Soviets was coming.


27 posted on 11/19/2013 7:52:24 AM PST by blam
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To: US Navy Vet
In school (Eastern Time Zone)...8th Grade...Catholic School.The principal came on the PA and announced that “something terrible had happened” but couldn't give any details.I,at that age,was somewhat aware of world events (my Dad always watched Huntley Brinkley and I often watched too) and,as a result,the first thing that came to my mind was that we were about to be attacked by the Russians.It seems that other kids did too because whenever we'd hear a plane pass over we'd all look around as if we were expecting to be blown up within a few seconds.
28 posted on 11/19/2013 7:53:05 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Mrs. Johnson’s 6th grade class in Opal B. Robinson school, Manhattan Beach, CA


29 posted on 11/19/2013 7:53:11 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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I was in 4th grade, I still remember the principal's name (Mr. Swift), and my teacher (Mrs. Peters). He came in to our class twice, to inform us of the shooting, then later when the President died.

School was closed for several days. I was playing basketball in the playground when the announcement came that Oswald was shot. My parents saw it happen live on TV.

30 posted on 11/19/2013 7:53:31 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Me - a glint in my future daddy’s eye.


31 posted on 11/19/2013 7:53:33 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
You've gone far....

/ls

32 posted on 11/19/2013 7:53:34 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Second grade....they announced it over the intercom and our teacher wheeled a TV into the classroom. Later that evening I remember my father saying, “Good riddance.”


33 posted on 11/19/2013 7:54:20 AM PST by Wage Slave
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To: Bender2

Nowhere. I had yet to be conceived.


34 posted on 11/19/2013 7:54:20 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Lakeshark
It's a little over a meter per decade. Give me some time....

/johnny

35 posted on 11/19/2013 7:54:33 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: US Navy Vet

4th grade, on my way back to school from a dentist appointment. My grandmother was taking me when we heard it on the radio. When I got back to school there were people there leaving school and parents picking up their kids. The next several days we all watched the funeral. In 2001 I visited the museum at Dealy Plaza in Dallas. It was a moving experience and I actually felt like it had just happened. A really depressing day. Now I work just a couple of miles from there.


36 posted on 11/19/2013 7:54:44 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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I was 3 and a half years old and it is one of my earliest memories. My 2 year old sister and me had been put down for a nap but, I awoke to hear my mother crying in the living room. She was a regular follower of, ‘As the World Turns’ which had been interrupted by Walter Cronkite.


37 posted on 11/19/2013 7:54:46 AM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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Eglin AFB, had just moved into a new barracks room and was asleep as I had worked the midnight shift. Someone came into my room and woke me saying, “The President’s been shot!” And I thought yea, right and almost turned over to go back to sleep until I could hear the TV in the next room. I will never forget that my room had no curtains or shades yet and the sunlight was almost blinding. That is what I remember.


38 posted on 11/19/2013 7:54:58 AM PST by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: US Navy Vet

I was in third grade, home sick that day, so Mom and I watched it from the beginning on TV. Mom cried.


39 posted on 11/19/2013 7:55:16 AM PST by Rockhound (My dog ate my tagline)
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I was in 4th period music class at Edison Jr. High. Most of the teachers and girls were all torn up but most of us just saw it as a Friday afternoon off of school. Most of the guys I hung out with pretty much had heard the rumors and stories about his philandering and his mob connections as well as the fraudulent votes that took the popular vote for him in 1960. Even then, there was speculation that the mafia and/or Johnson had set up the hit and it would not have surprised any of us if he had. As a teenager, I didn’t think too much of him or his family and a lot of the adults I knew were not suprised that someone assassinated him. He was gone and then the mythical “camelot” BS was shoved up our backsides for years to come. He was only one turd in the Kennedy pile and the stench has lingered on forever.


40 posted on 11/19/2013 7:55:33 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: US Navy Vet

I was in Mrs. Sherrod’s 3rd grade class at Woodmont School in Nashville, Tennessee. We were told not to be upset because he was not dead. But within a minute or two of turning on the television the we heard the death announcement.


41 posted on 11/19/2013 7:55:39 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
because whenever we'd hear a plane pass over we'd all look around as if we were expecting to be blown up within a few seconds.

I don't miss that part of the cold war. Living in the flight path of a SAC base was nerve wracking for a child.

/johnny

42 posted on 11/19/2013 7:56:13 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: US Navy Vet

I was unborn, but my Dad was at Camp Roberts, CA as a new tank Platoon leader, walking from the tank motor pool to the company hq building. He was in 4th BN, 73rd Armor Division. Part of CDAC (Combat Development Armor Center).


43 posted on 11/19/2013 7:56:34 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I was in 3rd grade, Mrs. Sparks class in Mississippi right after about 2 pm recess.

Another teacher came to the door and called Mrs. Sparks out into the hallway.

After a few minutes she came back in and closed the door behind her, which was kinda unusual since it was always left open. Then she solemnly announced to us that the president was shot in Dallas this morning and had died.........


44 posted on 11/19/2013 7:57:24 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: US Navy Vet

I had just put my children in bed for their nap and had the TV on when the news flash came through.


45 posted on 11/19/2013 7:57:24 AM PST by Marylander
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46 posted on 11/19/2013 7:57:33 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: US Navy Vet

...freshman in HS over the address system, I was in wood shop sanding a wood bowl on a lathe. I couldn’t hear anything but when I looked up our instructor and other students were standing under the speaker and I could tell right away it wasn’t good.


47 posted on 11/19/2013 7:57:53 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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I remember I was in a small high school sophomore World History class when the principal knocked on the door, opened it, and made the announcement. The teacher (his wife), like us students, was stunned. The teacher told us that she waited for a ‘punch line’ but none came.

I recall getting home and turning on the TV. The news was being covered on the 3 available networks. My parents had been gone for the day were unaware until they saw the news on the TV.


48 posted on 11/19/2013 7:58:21 AM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: US Navy Vet

3rd grade.Everyone was sent home.People crying and saying WW3 was going to start.


49 posted on 11/19/2013 7:58:26 AM PST by silentreignofheroes
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I was a sixteen year old junior....somebody came into our bookkeeping class and pulled Mr. Nissen aside, who told us.

Nothing cancelled that day or following, however.

50 posted on 11/19/2013 7:59:22 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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