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Tipperary

(6,930 posts)
Sat May 9, 2020, 03:27 AM May 2020

What do you remember?

In this time of misery, i find myself remembering so many other disasters we have all lived through.

The Kennedy murders, Martin Luther King, Challenger, Columbia...I cant even remember enough to list them all.

Where were you at that moment? Do you remember?

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What do you remember? (Original Post) Tipperary May 2020 OP
The Cuban Missile Crisis. murielm99 May 2020 #1
I remember kids on the school bus talking about the coming end of the world. John1956PA May 2020 #2
I've Got Some Memories ProfessorGAC May 2020 #3
I remember exactly where I was when I heard about President John F. Kennedy's death. abqtommy May 2020 #4

murielm99

(30,715 posts)
1. The Cuban Missile Crisis.
Sat May 9, 2020, 06:00 AM
May 2020

I was a freshman in high school. I checked out the basement, wondering if my family could survive there.

My dad brought home several newspapers every day. I read all the Chicago newspapers, sure that nuclear war was coming soon.

John1956PA

(2,654 posts)
2. I remember kids on the school bus talking about the coming end of the world.
Sat May 9, 2020, 06:34 AM
May 2020

It was not until years later that I understood that the crisis had inspired such talk.

ProfessorGAC

(64,829 posts)
3. I've Got Some Memories
Sat May 9, 2020, 06:42 AM
May 2020

JFK - I was home sick from school. Mom was on phone with friend waiting for As The World Turns to start.
CBS broke in with special report. Mom says, "What did they just say?" I told her the president was shot. Mom tells friend bye and runs into room to watch.

RFK - Happened middle of night. It was the talk at start of school (6th grade) among everyone.

MLK - See RFK

Challenger - Left work for lunch with some R&D folks from France. TV was on at restaurant. I was I mid bite when it blew up.

9/11 - I was at the airport waiting to board a flight to Atlanta. Announcement flights were all delayed. Went to magazine stand and was watching lady's TV when 2nd plane hit. I picked up my stuff & headed to car. I knew we weren't going anywhere. As I was exiting the terminal, announcement said all flights suspended indefinitely.

There are more, but yes, I have such recollections.

abqtommy

(14,118 posts)
4. I remember exactly where I was when I heard about President John F. Kennedy's death.
Sat May 9, 2020, 06:55 AM
May 2020

It's a mercy that I can't remember all the events even if I find that I still have tears to shed...

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