OT Where were you 11/22/1963

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Re: OT Where were you 11/22/1963

Post by Hillcountry » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:31 am

I was in what is referred to nowadays as “middle school” which was 7th grade back then. I recall plenty of sadness and confusion for a while the we were sent home early to see the aftermath on the news for the next (what seemed like) months...I remember doodling the date and event on the inside of my desk drawer in my bedroom. Also doodled something about “The Beatles” as well...
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Re: OT Where were you 11/22/1963

Post by rmb721 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:33 am

I was in school and everyone was sent to the gym where we were all told at the same time.

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Re: OT Where were you 11/22/1963

Post by agingcrossbower » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:50 am

All I remember is Mom calling us in from kicking the football over the limb of the Elm tree to watch the funeral procession on TV. The sight of the rider less horse and the sound of the drums was burnt into my memory. Chilling sight at the time. I was twelve.

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Re: OT Where were you 11/22/1963

Post by USAF Ret in Wis » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:57 am

NOt sure, as I wasn't a glimmer in the ol man's eye until approx Nov 1964 :lol:
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Re: OT Where were you 11/22/1963

Post by AJ01 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:16 am

I was a kid out running the woods of East Texas. I remember stopping by my Grandpa's place. He was tough as an Iron Wood tree stump. Part Irish and part Choctaw. He had raised 10 kids, Been drafted into WWI and lived to tell about it. I though he was invincible.
I remember seeing him sitting in front of that old black and white television watching "Walter Kronikite" on the news. My grandpa was doing something I'd never seen him do before, he had tears in his eyes and on his cheeks. I knew immediately that something was terribly wrong. I'll NEVER forget that day.
My Grandpa died 3 years later. I think he died of a broken heart. He never got over the murder of JFK.

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