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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-05-05 12:54 PM
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10. I remember waking up the next morning and my Granma
telling me "Bobby Kennedy was shot last night in Los Angeles."

I had just finished my sophomore year in high school and June 6th was the first day of summer vacation. My oldest brother was in Vietnam and had been since November and my other brother had just graduated from high school the weekend before. My friends and I had made plans that day to go to Rainbow Beach in Chicago for our first "tanning" session of the summer. Needless to say, our beach plans were cancelled and I just remember moping around that day and wondering, what the hell is going on in the world?

1968 was an unforgettable year.
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  -RFK was shot today 37 years ago, IChing  Jun-05-05 12:09 PM   #0 
  - ", on to Chicago, and let's win there!"  Cooley Hurd   Jun-05-05 12:12 PM   #1 
  - I was THERE  serryjw   Jun-05-05 12:44 PM   #8 
  - Even though I wasn't alive then  FreedomAngel82   Jun-05-05 06:56 PM   #37 
     - 8 years of John..8 years of Bobby  serryjw   Jun-05-05 09:22 PM   #44 
  - Sad thing is....  CarolNYC   Jun-05-05 05:59 PM   #33 
  - I remember this day...sigh  fortyfeetunder   Jun-05-05 12:13 PM   #2 
  - I've seen nothing about this on or in the media today.  jaxx   Jun-05-05 12:19 PM   #3 
  - except that Raygun is still dead  IChing   Jun-05-05 12:22 PM   #5 
  - You're right.  countingbluecars   Jun-05-05 02:47 PM   #21 
  - the infinite reagan replays and flyboy story with smarmy paula.  ooglymoogly   Jun-05-05 04:11 PM   #27 
  - Raygun is on the cover of US news and World report this week  IChing   Jun-05-05 06:07 PM   #34 
  - Raygun is on the cover of US news and World report this week  IChing   Jun-05-05 06:20 PM   #35 
  - I told my dad  FreedomAngel82   Jun-05-05 06:58 PM   #38 
  - My high school senior prom was held the next day....  MrBenchley   Jun-05-05 12:38 PM   #7 
  - I lived in Arlington at that time also, class of 69  IChing   Jun-05-05 01:09 PM   #13 
  - it was this day 37 years ago  Warren Stupidity   Jun-05-05 12:20 PM   #4 
  - "On the Mindless Menace of Violence"  IChing   Jun-05-05 12:32 PM   #6 
  - RFK  DaveinMD   Jun-05-05 12:47 PM   #9 
  - Amen. n/t  CarolNYC   Jun-05-05 12:59 PM   #12 
  - Same here  Reverend_Smitty   Jun-05-05 03:32 PM   #24 
  - I remember waking up the next morning and my Granma  mohinoaklawnillinois   Jun-05-05 12:54 PM   #10 
  - And COINTELPRO is now powered by super computers and Bob Woodward.  PsyOpsRunsOurCountry   Jun-05-05 12:55 PM   #11 
  - RFK and MLK were and still are my heroes.  chieftain   Jun-05-05 01:17 PM   #14 
  - That's why we have to stay and fight  FreedomAngel82   Jun-05-05 07:05 PM   #39 
  - I nominated this one  fortyfeetunder   Jun-05-05 01:23 PM   #15 
  - RFK would've wiped the floor with Nixon  Hippo_Tron   Jun-05-05 01:54 PM   #16 
  - ... Anybody here seen my old friend Bobby?  struggle4progress   Jun-05-05 02:07 PM   #17 
  - He was the first I supported.  acmejack   Jun-05-05 02:36 PM   #18 
  - I was watching TV when that happened!  napi21   Jun-05-05 02:44 PM   #19 
  - Same here. Stayed up late to watch the CA primary returns...  KrazyKat   Jun-05-05 03:05 PM   #22 
  - kick  FLDem5   Jun-05-05 02:45 PM   #20 
  - The momentum was changing.....Bobby would have won  nevergiveup   Jun-05-05 03:07 PM   #23 
  - I met him just days before his death.  Steve_DeShazer   Jun-05-05 03:42 PM   #25 
  - I was also 13  jbnow   Jun-05-05 07:09 PM   #40 
     - I still have a bunch of newspaper clippings  Steve_DeShazer   Jun-05-05 10:01 PM   #46 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-05-05 03:43 PM   #26 
  - my hero..........Bobby we miss you.  Historic NY   Jun-05-05 04:30 PM   #28 
  - I was 17  ginnyinWI   Jun-05-05 05:28 PM   #30 
  - The New Bobby Kennedy is  xkenx   Jun-05-05 06:26 PM   #36 
  - There is credible evidence Sirhan Sirhan (POS) that shot RFK  Poppyseedman   Jun-05-05 05:16 PM   #29 
  - And who was pulling Arafat's strings?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-05-05 05:35 PM   #32 
  - Munich was 1972  NoPasaran   Jun-05-05 11:26 PM   #50 
  - Someone told me once check into the ownership of Ambassador Hotel  EVDebs   Jun-05-05 05:33 PM   #31 
  - There's some good information  FreedomAngel82   Jun-05-05 07:23 PM   #41 
  - RFK Funeral Train  Demgirl   Jun-05-05 08:07 PM   #42 
  - I remember that night so clearly..  housewolf   Jun-05-05 08:33 PM   #43 
  - Personally he is one of my political heroes. I think he was ...  CalebHayes   Jun-05-05 09:45 PM   #45 
  - Nominated (n/t)  ROH   Jun-05-05 10:04 PM   #47 
  - Some photos  jim3775   Jun-05-05 10:23 PM   #48 
  - No Sirhan Sirhan, no Nixon. No Nixon, no Bush Sr., ...  gulliver   Jun-05-05 10:40 PM   #49 
  - Wire photos  Born_A_Truman   Jun-05-05 11:44 PM   #51 
  - I wondered if I was the only poster thinking about this today.  BlueIris   Jun-06-05 02:07 AM   #52 
  - His funeral was one of my earliest memories  deutsey   Jun-06-05 07:53 AM   #53 

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