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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 03:48 AM
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58. Didn't exist.
It happened about a year and a week before I was born.
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  -Do you have a memory of the Challenger explosion? bertha katzenengel  Jul-30-06 07:20 PM   #0 
  - I do  lizziegrace   Jul-30-06 07:22 PM   #1 
  - Like it was yesterday. I was getting ready for class, and had  SeattleGirl   Jul-30-06 07:23 PM   #2 
  - god . . . I'm old enough to remember men walking on the moon, and RFK's  bertha katzenengel   Jul-30-06 07:32 PM   #3 
  - Bertha, I vaguely recall FDR's death -- I must have been about six.  Radio_Lady   Jul-31-06 04:19 PM   #86 
  - Thank you for these remembrances, Radio Lady.  bertha katzenengel   Jul-31-06 06:31 PM   #91 
     - You're welcome. I wear my age well, I think. Who's that in the mirror?  Radio_Lady   Jul-31-06 11:26 PM   #97 
        - He'll be 67 next month.  bertha katzenengel   Aug-01-06 08:20 AM   #100 
           - My stepdaughters lost their mother when she was 34. She died  Radio_Lady   Aug-01-06 12:49 PM   #107 
              - Radio Lady, I certainly didn't mean to be insensitive.  bertha katzenengel   Aug-02-06 09:04 AM   #111 
  - 1986.....lessee, I was 27 at the time  av8rdave   Aug-01-06 09:13 AM   #101 
  - yes. We were home that day from school  idgiehkt   Jul-30-06 07:34 PM   #4 
  - I remember it all too well.  countingbluecars   Jul-30-06 07:43 PM   #5 
  - My class was watching is as well.  Jamastiene   Jul-31-06 11:38 PM   #98 
  - I have memory of John Glenn walking across the tarmac...  benburch   Jul-30-06 07:50 PM   #6 
  - I was in first grade, at home with my grandmother due to chicken pox.  StellaBlue   Jul-30-06 07:55 PM   #7 
  - By order of Congress, my answer is now legally "no"  Rabrrrrrr   Jul-30-06 07:58 PM   #8 
  - My parents recorded it on our then-new VCR.  democracyindanger   Jul-30-06 08:00 PM   #9 
  - My dear bertha......  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-30-06 08:01 PM   #10 
  - Sitting in high school cafe  YankeyMCC   Jul-30-06 08:02 PM   #11 
  - Why, of course I remember  billyskank   Jul-30-06 08:02 PM   #12 
  - You and I must be around the same age.  xmas74   Jul-31-06 11:10 AM   #69 
  - Yes, and I remember exactly what I was doing.  calico1   Jul-30-06 08:03 PM   #13 
  - Ellison Onizuka ...  Kickin_Donkey   Jul-30-06 08:12 PM   #14 
  - My mom was in Florida watching it from her brothers house.  seemunkee   Jul-30-06 08:13 PM   #15 
  - Yup...drying my hair in my dorm room  dolo amber   Jul-30-06 08:16 PM   #16 
  - Was off work - watching tv  salin   Jul-30-06 08:18 PM   #17 
  - Happened on the day of the 8th grade science fair  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-30-06 08:19 PM   #18 
  - Yes!!! I was 16 in 1986 and attended school (Clear Lake High School  Lady Effingbroke   Jul-30-06 08:39 PM   #19 
  - I remember that day  Xipe Totec   Jul-31-06 05:18 PM   #90 
  - I stayed home from school "sick" that day  Finnfan   Jul-30-06 09:01 PM   #20 
  - I was 10. My dad had clearance and we were out of school that week...  politicat   Jul-30-06 09:01 PM   #21 
  - yep...  petersond   Jul-30-06 09:02 PM   #22 
  - I was on my way home from class  WolverineDG   Jul-30-06 09:05 PM   #23 
  - Yes..  sendero   Jul-30-06 09:15 PM   #24 
  - Hell yes. January of my senior year of high school.  GOPisEvil   Jul-30-06 09:16 PM   #25 
  - I was in nursing school-learning how to insert a catheter  w8liftinglady   Jul-30-06 09:16 PM   #26 
  - Oh yes. And it was January 28, not 25th  Xithras   Jul-30-06 09:20 PM   #27 
  - Yes...  Okiojira   Jul-30-06 09:39 PM   #28 
  - Yes. I was at school, and we were watching the launch on teevee  mutley_r_us   Jul-30-06 09:43 PM   #29 
  - Yes. In the Coast Guard and had just  WannaJumpMyScooter   Jul-30-06 09:45 PM   #30 
  - yes, watched it live in the fifth grade  northzax   Jul-30-06 09:45 PM   #31 
  - Yes ... a bit of trivia ...  RoyGBiv   Jul-30-06 09:50 PM   #32 
  - I saw it live and I don't think I'm 'mis-remembering'  astral   Jul-30-06 10:04 PM   #37 
  - Depends ...  RoyGBiv   Jul-30-06 10:21 PM   #41 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-31-06 02:49 AM   #57 
  - I saw it live as an adult. No doubt about it.  Lars39   Jul-31-06 11:33 AM   #76 
  - I was in Korea at the time  MrScorpio   Jul-30-06 09:53 PM   #33 
  - Sure. I was a senior in high school.  Aristus   Jul-30-06 09:53 PM   #34 
  - I was a schoolteacher in a small town in Nebraska - the students had jokes  spacelady   Jul-30-06 09:54 PM   #35 
  - Fuck no, that's fucking stupid. Fuck Challenger!  Placebo   Jul-30-06 10:00 PM   #36 
  - I was a senior in HS  Maestro   Jul-30-06 10:13 PM   #38 
  - My alarm went off.  Floogeldy   Jul-30-06 10:19 PM   #39 
  - Indeed I do.  Redstone   Jul-30-06 10:20 PM   #40 
  - I was home sick from work, watching TV with the sound off and listening to  grannylib   Jul-30-06 10:23 PM   #42 
  - Yes, I saw it happen from my back yard.  tinfoilinfor2005   Jul-30-06 10:32 PM   #43 
  - I'm so old, I remember splashdown.  Ptah   Jul-30-06 10:33 PM   #44 
  - Not really  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-30-06 10:33 PM   #45 
  - Was 8 months pregnant  OzarkDem   Jul-30-06 10:43 PM   #46 
  - I live just up the coast from Cape Canveral (by road 120 miles, less  1monster   Jul-30-06 10:46 PM   #47 
  - There's a vivid image.  swag   Jul-31-06 01:25 AM   #53 
  - Saw it from about a hundred miles away.  lpbk2713   Jul-30-06 11:35 PM   #48 
  - Nursing my daughter, in the rocking chair when the news hit  yellowdogintexas   Jul-30-06 11:39 PM   #49 
  - "Obviously a major malfunction"  Hardhead   Jul-30-06 11:44 PM   #50 
  - Eating lunch aboard the ship where I was stationed.  bumblebee1   Jul-31-06 01:15 AM   #51 
  - I was deployed on the USS Coral Sea when it happened.  jonnyblitz   Jul-31-06 08:00 AM   #63 
     - Mine was Charleston harbor.  bumblebee1   Jul-31-06 12:35 PM   #77 
  - Yes. Was working the phones at Metro Messenger in DC and  swag   Jul-31-06 01:19 AM   #52 
  - Yes, i was on the dirt road just north of the farm we lived on  auntAgonist   Jul-31-06 01:25 AM   #54 
  - the crew photo and names of the crew are in my post above n/t  auntAgonist   Jul-31-06 11:28 AM   #74 
  - I live across the river from the Cape.  madeline_con   Jul-31-06 02:24 AM   #55 
  - Challenger blow up was caused by a malfunctioning O -ring which  1monster   Jul-31-06 11:20 AM   #72 
  - Just a minor correction. It occurred on January 28th, not 25th....  Robeson   Jul-31-06 02:30 AM   #56 
  - thanks for the date correction  bertha katzenengel   Jul-31-06 06:32 PM   #92 
  - Didn't exist.  deadparrot   Jul-31-06 03:48 AM   #58 
  - Yes  Nicole   Jul-31-06 04:09 AM   #59 
  - I remember it  Popol Vuh   Jul-31-06 04:12 AM   #60 
  - watched it with my own eyes from a 4th grade playground.  SlavesandBulldozers   Jul-31-06 07:59 AM   #61 
  - I was only three at the time.  Fox Mulder   Jul-31-06 08:00 AM   #62 
  - I was watching it while folding laundry  Katina   Jul-31-06 08:04 AM   #64 
  - Snow day from school  bigwillq   Jul-31-06 08:23 AM   #65 
  - My ninth grade class was watching it live.  myrna minx   Jul-31-06 08:29 AM   #66 
  - I watched it explode from my then back yard about 70 miles away.  peekaloo   Jul-31-06 08:34 AM   #67 
  - I remember my mom telling my brother and me that we were not to joke..  JVS   Jul-31-06 09:50 AM   #68 
  - 3rd grade, in class  bicentennial_baby   Jul-31-06 11:11 AM   #70 
  - Yup. I was actually a finalist to be the teacher that went up with that  Midlodemocrat   Jul-31-06 11:13 AM   #71 
  - I'm thankful, as I'm sure you and your family are...  auntAgonist   Jul-31-06 11:29 AM   #75 
  - Yes - we actually watched it in school.  janesez   Jul-31-06 11:22 AM   #73 
  - Kinda -- I was 9 years old...  SteppingRazor   Jul-31-06 12:38 PM   #78 
  - I do...  nickinSTL   Jul-31-06 12:57 PM   #79 
  - Here's a "cute" story about it..  Catshrink   Jul-31-06 01:01 PM   #80 
  - I was at work. One of our biggest cut-ups....said: "Did you hear  wildhorses   Jul-31-06 03:04 PM   #81 
  - I was at my job when it happened  MikeH   Jul-31-06 03:22 PM   #82 
  - I remember it well, I was 21 and working evenings  TommyO   Jul-31-06 04:01 PM   #83 
  - Junior year of HS, screwing around in Drama class.  Dora   Jul-31-06 04:05 PM   #84 
  - I was visiting beauty salons with my Clairol manager, Ray G. It was  Radio_Lady   Jul-31-06 04:10 PM   #85 
  - Manager's name comes up as deceased in 1997. Too bad.  Radio_Lady   Jul-31-06 05:08 PM   #89 
  - yes  redqueen   Jul-31-06 04:21 PM   #87 
  - It was a snow day at my high school  alarimer   Jul-31-06 04:35 PM   #88 
  - Not only that, I remember Apollo 1  MrBenchley   Jul-31-06 09:00 PM   #93 
  - I was teaching Japanese at a state university on the West Coast  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-31-06 09:21 PM   #94 
  - Yep...I was on the air doing radio news at the time.  bluethruandthru   Jul-31-06 09:24 PM   #95 
  - My children  laylah   Jul-31-06 09:28 PM   #96 
  - Yes  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Aug-01-06 02:11 AM   #99 
  - The other three: Michael Smith, Ellison Onizuka and Gregory Jarvis  DinahMoeHum   Aug-01-06 09:19 AM   #102 
  - I remember it being on TV in the junior high lunch room  Strawman   Aug-01-06 09:34 AM   #103 
  - At work - Coworkers couldn't decide if Arabs did it or the Soviets  slackmaster   Aug-01-06 09:59 AM   #104 
  - This was the doomed flight that had faulty O-rings, right?  Radio_Lady   Aug-01-06 01:14 PM   #108 
     - Yes, it turned out to be O-rings that got brittle when cold  slackmaster   Aug-01-06 02:43 PM   #109 
  - I was at work  LibertyLover   Aug-01-06 10:05 AM   #105 
  - Yep, skipping school w/friend and saw it go up and then...  Vividqueen   Aug-01-06 12:31 PM   #106 
  - Yes, I do  mvd   Aug-01-06 02:47 PM   #110 
  - I was sitting in my M.I.S. class.  AirmensMom   Aug-02-06 09:07 AM   #112 
  - Hell, I remember the Apollo 1 fire  liberalpress   Aug-02-06 09:08 AM   #113 
 

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