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Remembering President Kennedy [Nov. 22nd, 2013|12:08 am]
-Larry-
It has been 50 years since President Kennedy was assassinated. It happened at 1:30PM (EST) and at the time I was 5 years old and in Kindergarten.

Back then Kindergarten was only 1/2 a day for me and I believe I was in the Morning session. Therefore, I was already home when it happened. [Of course my memory could be wrong and I was in the afternoon session and was sent home].

For many years after that the big question people would ask each other was "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?".

So where were you?
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[User Picture]From: bikergeek
2013-11-22 05:19 am (UTC)
Not born yet--as was, I suspect, a major portion of your friends list.

Some years back I was talking to a much younger person who, to my shock, didn't remember the Challenger disaster (1/28/1986). Then I realized what it must be like for people your age when people my age say we don't remember the JFK assassination.

"If you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard that JFK had been shot, you're a Baby Boomer; if you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard that the Challenger had blown up, you're Gen-X; if you remember where you were and what you were doing when the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred, you're a Millennial."
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[User Picture]From: spacehawk
2014-01-23 08:28 am (UTC)
"If you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard that JFK had been shot, you're a Baby Boomer; if you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard that the Challenger had blown up, you're Gen-X; if you remember where you were and what you were doing when the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred, you're a Millennial."

This. Though I was four at the time of the Challenger disaster, and could have remembered it in theory, because I do have memories from that age and younger, except no, I was too young for this to make any impression on me, and so I don't remember it. Once I was a little older, however, I certainly recall hearing about it.
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[User Picture]From: leathers
2013-11-22 07:03 pm (UTC)
I was about a year and a half away from coming into being. I do remember my mother relating the story about how she was feeding my brother at the house they were living in before the one they (mother & father) were building across town, the one where I grew up in. Mom was feeding brother and as I recall, grandmother came out of the house crying 'The President has been shot!'. Mom said she almost dropped my brother on his head.

If she actually had, it would certainly go towards explaining a lot of my brother's eventual behavior and our current estrangement.
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[User Picture]From: evilsausage
2013-11-23 03:00 pm (UTC)
I wasn't anywhere. Born in '66, you know. And I'm the eldest of my litter.
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