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Posted: Nov 22, 2013 - 11:00am

I was in class at Washington Elementary and the teacher was called out of the room and came back in some minutes later and told use Kennedy had been shot and they we were all being let out early. I didn't take the bus so my Mom was called to come get me. I remember how dead quiet it was at school as everyone got ready to leave. My Mom got me and we stopped at the Raggedy Ann grocery store across from the school and everyone in there was staring at a TV set up by the checkout.  Again dead quiet except for the TV. I still have the Chicago Tribune newspaper we got the next morning. 
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Posted: Nov 22, 2013 - 10:50am

I was in 6th grade.  It was still midmorning on the west coast.  We were doing the periodic desk cleaning out thing.  I remember our teacher, Mr. Menefee coming into the classroom with tears in his eyes and him telling us that he had been shot and had died.  He told us to finish up our cleaning and that we were going to be sent home shortly for the rest of the day.

I remember what the classroom looked like as I thought about it falling asleep last night.  I remember the weather that day.  It was a gorgeous clear blue, warm sunny day.  When we were finally told it was time to go, I grabbed my skateboard and headed to the bus stop at the corner of Euclid and Marin up in the Berkeley Hills and took the #7 up to Grizzly Peak Blvd and Shasta road.  It was only a dime then.  My buddy Les was the driver of the bus I caught and it was a very quiet ride up the road on the empty midday bus.

Got off the bus at the stop in front of what was Charles Schultz's residence at the time, said goodbye to Les and hopped on my skateboard and began the 2 mile descent down Shasta with the view of the Bay and the Bridges and of course, Alcatraz Island.  It was a very slow and sad ride home that day.  Got home and we all watched the tele as a family the rest of the day.

At the young age of 11, I knew life was going to change in someway from this day on, but had no idea what to expect.  But you could see it in everyone's eyes. 


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Posted: Nov 22, 2013 - 7:32am

I was a third grader, and riding on the school bus that afternoon the usual noise was drawn short by the bus driver who said that everyone should be silent because the President was assassinated that day. I remember wondering what assassinated meant.

Some days later My Grandfather had a fatal heart attack while driving his little Simca. I remember wondering what a heart attack was...
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Posted: Nov 22, 2013 - 6:16am

2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
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Posted: Nov 22, 2013 - 6:16am

1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
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Posted: Nov 22, 2013 - 6:16am

1987 – Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
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Posted: Nov 22, 2013 - 6:15am

1954 – The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
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Posted: Nov 22, 2013 - 6:14am

1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.
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Posted: Nov 22, 2013 - 6:14am

1858 – Denver, Colorado is founded.
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Posted: Nov 21, 2013 - 6:15am

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

 
 1913 - In the small town of Stanford Indiana my mother's big sister, Aunt Hazel, was born. I think I should probably drive up to Indy and say hi. Maybe buy her lunch or something.



 
Happy 100th Birthday to your Aunt Hazel!{#Cheers}
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Posted: Nov 21, 2013 - 6:11am

1969 – The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI.
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Posted: Nov 21, 2013 - 6:10am

1959 – American disc jockey Alan Freed, who had popularized the term "rock and roll" and music of that style, is fired from WABC-AM radio for refusing to deny allegations that he had participated in the payola scandal.
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Posted: Nov 21, 2013 - 6:10am

1922 – Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator.
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Posted: Nov 21, 2013 - 6:09am

1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.
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Posted: Nov 21, 2013 - 6:08am

1783 – In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight.
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Posted: Nov 21, 2013 - 5:16am

 
 1913 - In the small town of Stanford Indiana my mother's big sister, Aunt Hazel, was born. I think I should probably drive up to Indy and say hi. Maybe buy her lunch or something.


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Posted: Nov 20, 2013 - 7:20am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

...is this Philistine a regular member of Deacon Deuteronomy’s meeting? I never saw him going there, and I pass it every Lord’s day.

 

 But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Deuteronomy 4:29

 



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Posted: Nov 20, 2013 - 7:13am

 buzz wrote:

did Gregory Peck say that?

 
...is this Philistine a regular member of Deacon Deuteronomy’s meeting? I never saw him going there, and I pass it every Lord’s day.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2013 - 7:09am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

 ...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.

 
did Gregory Peck say that?
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Posted: Nov 20, 2013 - 7:05am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

 ...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.

 


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