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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 05:18 PM
This is one of the few "historical" dates that I lived through and still remember. I was is PS102 in Brooklyn at the time. I was a bit too young to fully comprehend, but was pretty scared by the reactions of the teachers and older kids around me.

How about you guys?

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 05:47 PM
wow, good question.

I remember being at home, or walking back to school after lunch. something along those lines.

i remember it was a big deal. wasn't sure why though.

first grade i think. maybe second.



 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 05:52 PM
i was three years old...watching Bozo's circus..bummed that it was interrupted..
\bummed more years later when I saw the eil that occurred that day..

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 05:53 PM
oh wait ... what am I doing answering an oldsters post???
no, remember this day very well - was in school, 4th grade. remember my teacher being called out of the classroom and returning in tears to tell us the president had been shot then spending the next few days in front of the TV watching the repeated coverage from Dallas, the Oswald slaying, that horse-drawn casson carrying the casket and to me one of the most touching images, a little boy saluting his dead father. very sad day indeed.

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 06:05 PM
was in school in brooklyn,the principal told us & we were quietly sent home where we spent the next days watching TV..........a strage time never to be forgotten.

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 06:13 PM
Freshman year of High Schoo, downtown Paterson NJ, the principal came on the intercom and told us, it realy didn't register at first with anyone. We were dismissed early and as I waited for my bus home, the news came and I remember how quiet everyone was on the street, no one was talking, everyone was in shock.

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 06:15 PM
6th grade in Philly, Capt of the safey patrol, had just finished making rounds when I got back to school and heard the news. Rest of the weekend was very surreal ,loooking back on it.
 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 06:42 PM
I was in Sister Bertille's class...No, not the flying one...She was a tough one but God rest her soul she was wonderful too...

RIP JFK and SB.

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 06:54 PM
I was in 2nd grade. The principal came over the intercom and made the announcement, then switched to the radio broadcast of the incident. Our teacher was in tears. My Mom , totally stunned, came to pick me up at school (I always walked home). When I got home, my Mom and Dad were glued to the TV, and were pretty much so right through the funeral. I was to young to understand the impact of it all. Yet, 33 years later, I can vividly recall it.

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 06:58 PM
Dang, y'all are making me feel like a youngster!

My Mama says I was standing up in my playpen in my Mama Richie's living room. I can picture it, but not remember it.

The first assassination of the '60s that I remember is MLK's. From then on, besides the obvious ones like Lennon and 9/11 (which was a form of political assassination IMO), another news moment I can remember exactly where I was standing and the feeling in the pit of my stomach is O.J.'s verdict. I'm just sayin'...

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 06:59 PM
I was 11 years old and in my final year of "Primary School" (as it is called over here in the UK).

I had only just become aware of the USA and Kennedy at the time, and remember being rather shocked that such a "do good" guy could be assassinited so easily.

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 07:11 PM
Our class walked down to my house to watch TV any time there was something important on. We were there watching when it happened.....

On another note...When it came over the radio that Hendrix had died,I was in Biology class,,,disecting a frog (no kidding,LOL).I sat there a minute,got up & walked out of class,& went home....did'nt return to school for 3 days.....& my parents were cool about it.

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 07:15 PM
I was in First Grade.

We got to go home

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 07:37 PM
I was in school when they made the announcement on the loud speaker...I was in the 4th grade it was like a bad dream.
 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 07:53 PM
I was in 2nd grade PS 75 in Brooklyn I remember the teacher wheeling in a TV to watch the breaking news. I remember it being a very sad weekend with everybody watching the events unfold on TV[Oswald , Ruby, funeral et al]Pretty is funny now that this fairly common when these world disasters are all over cable news now.
 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 09:05 PM
I was in Germany looking out our apartment window at all the candles that people had placed on their window sills in memorial. My father was a member of the USAF band and had played for him 5 months prior on JFK's visit to Germany.

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 09:40 PM
First Grade...Greenport, Long Island, New York. Remember the principal coming on the intercom and saying "President Kennedy has been shot". Then minutes later he came back on and said "President Kennedy is dead". I remember my teacher dropping what she had in her hand, lowering her head and weeping softly.

The principal (Robert Neidich) had a Kennedy like voice in that he stopped every 4 or 5 words and said ...."er".

Remember it was cold and it might have been drizzling rain. My Uncle and Aunt drove to school to pick up my cousin and I and my Aunt had tears running down her face.

And being glued to the TV set for the next couple of days. Oswald's shooting....

I was too young to really understand, however, I have read most of the books concerning his assassination.

[Edited on 11/23/2006 by bluedad]

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 09:55 PM
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I was in First Grade.

We got to go home




I was 4 1/2.

I remember the next three or four days of TV.

The "riderless horse" part of the funeral procession always satnds out.

Today is my parents' 48th anniversary.

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 10:12 PM
I was in first grade. They closed the school early that day and sent us all home--I don't remember any announcement or anything, but I'm sure the older kids must have known why. When I got home, it was all over the TV, and then I understood the President was dead--and we stayed glued to the proceedings from then until the funeral was over. A very, very, sad memory.

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 10:31 PM
6th grade, Harmony Hills Elementary School, Aspen Hills, Montgomery County, MD.

We only had 2 6th grade classes & they brought us together & made the announcement. We were told that we should not tell anyone else from the lower grades as it might not upset them. They dismissed school, & I remember some of the girls from the 6th grade classes crying. I was a school bus patrol (white belt, sash & badge) & I recall a lot of confusion from the kids in the lower classes.

From what I remember Kennedy was a very popular president. Women loved him. There was a very funny parody comedy album called 'The First Family Album' put out by a comedian called Vaughn Meder (I think). He had Kennedy's bostonian accent down pat. For the time it was pretty funny.

The country was at a stand-still for the next 5 days. I remember seeing Jack Ruby shooting Oswald. I remember seeing the funeral at my grandmother's house. We were all paralized. I remember thinking that this would be a great time for the Soviets to hit us. (This was during the height of the Cold War; Red Menace, Bomb Shelters, Duck & Cover, etc.)

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 10:44 PM
I was in 2nd grade......It was the first time I had to try and understand death.......I didn't understand how someone could kill our President!!!!????......I was totally overwhelmed with fear and uncertaintly......I truely had never heard of anyone being murdered and I don't think I really understood how permanente death was until that day. I know it changed my life and it changed this country in a way that it never really has recovered from....It was a time when we really felt safe as kids and with the world....My grandparents had a picture of him with the phrase "Ask not what your country can do for you....Ask what you can do for your country"......He was our greatest modern president from my point of view because of how drastically our culture changed after that day....He and his brother fought and won huge battles in civil rights and he stood eye to eye with the USSR and made them back down........This country lost it soul on that day and it still has a huge hole in it now....RIP JFK......Let the healing begin

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 10:54 PM
Fifth grade. We had just come back to school after going home for lunch. Some kid brought in a transitor radio by chance and was listening to it when the broadcast was interrupted by the news. We were all in shock. The teacher ran out of the room to tell other people. It was definitly one of those moments where you remember the smallest detail many years later.
 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 10:57 PM
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My father was a member of the USAF band and had played for him 5 months prior on JFK's visit to Germany.


TanDan, my uncle was posted in West Berlin, nearing the end of his Army career, when JFK visited in '63. He took incredible Kodak slide pictures of the motorcade and Kennedy making his famous "I am a Berliner" speech. Those images left a tremendous impression on me.

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 11:03 PM
I was 4 Ĺ.

Sitting on the front porch in Massapequa Long Island. I donít remember how I found out, I just remember sitting on the porch thinking about it.

I spent a lot of my life on that porch.

My big sister wrote condolence notes from us to Jackie K. and we got back handwritten signed acknowledgements from Jackie.

 

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  posted on 11/22/2006 at 11:16 PM
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I was in First Grade.

We got to go home




I was 4 1/2.

I remember the next three or four days of TV.

The "riderless horse" part of the funeral procession always stands out.

Today is my parents' 48th anniversary.

That date always means two important events for me.


Sorry, that should have been an edit and not a quote.

[Edited on 11/23/2006 by PhotoRon286]

 

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