Soon, our list of Freepers that can still relate their memories of just where they were when they first heard the news will be dwindling.
We each have our tales of where we were when - For me a short list -
Sputnik launched by Soviets,
Hemmingway took his own life,
Blockade of Cuba -
For older Freepers -
They must cherish - Pearl Harbor, D-Day, the Atomic Bomb, maybe the death of FDR
I was in Penny’s in cameron Village, down stairs when a clerk told everyone the President was shot.
I went back to the House and the president of the campus young Republicans came in telling us “well, we just lost the Election”
Flashbulb memories are usually more important and immediate than many of those.
Mine are only Challenger and 9/11.
“maybe the death of FDR”
LOL my grandparents didn’t like him. Mom told me they had a neighbor that was an FDR worshipper and she came wailing in distress to them one day. FDR was dead, she wailed; grandma just casually consoled, “I’m sorry for you” and went on with her coffee. She said she didn’t much care, like a shrug of the shoulders.
The plane crashes into the WTC on 9/11/01? I was at my computer reading Free Republic.
The Ford family purchased the Detroit Lions team that day . . . and they have been awful ever since - Even the QB has Ford in his name. The team is cursed.