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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:48 PM
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10. I was three when JFK was shot
I don't remember it but I was 8 when MLK and RFK were killed and remember both well.

1. Reagan: I was a junior in college and was most annoyed at the soaps being prempted all day. I remember thinking the media were making too big a deal about it.

2. Challenger: I had just gotten into my car to either go to lunch or run an errand for work when I heard. I remember most that it was a clear sunny day and the image of Christa McAullife waving as she went down the ramp kept going through my head.

3. 9-11: I was at my desk and online when a member of my internet book club posted that she had heard a plane crashed into the WTC. I thought it must have been a small, private plane; then NPR broke into programming :30 seconds later. Again, what I remember most was what a beautiful, sunny morning it was.

The same thing after Katrina; it was a gorgeous day in Michigan and all I could think of was how our serenity and intact landscape could be that way still when there was so much devastation in New Orleans and Mississippi.
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