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blueknight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:06 PM
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where were you, and what were you doing,
when you heard elvis died? i had been whitewater rafting in indiana and got in the car to come home, and heard it on the radio :cry:
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:07 PM
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1. I wasn't alive... so yeah.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:11 PM
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2. I'd just returned from a flight in a Piper Vagabond with a friend...
...of my brother's who, incidentally, was a h-u-g-e Elvis fan. I rode my bike back over to his house to break the news to him. It sucked that, after he gave me such a great ride in his plane, that I had to break his heart... :(

I was 12 at the time.
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WildClarySage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:12 PM
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3. I was fucking Wendy Under The Stars
oh no, wait. That wasn't me.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:14 PM
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4. I was 8 years old and I was in Colombia with my family
At the time, I had no idea who Elvis was, but I will never forget my mom and aunts hearing the news on the radio and all of them bursting into tears.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:16 PM
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5. I was on vacation "Up North" in Minnesota with my family.
We were at my uncle's lake property. I was inside our cabin playing cards and listening to the radio when I heard the news. I went running outside where the adults were sitting around the picnic table and told them.
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:21 PM
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6. I said "good widdance"...
...in a 3-year-old's voice.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:27 PM
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7. I was 13
I was at my friend's house hanging out and by that time I wasn't listening to too much Elvis. We were hanging out listening to records and for some strange reason we decided to put "Elvis, Live at Madison Square Garden" on. After we listened to it I walked home and it was late at night. I walked in the door and my whole family were sitting there and they looked at me. They asked if I knew and I said "know what?", and they told me Elvis had died. I was a huge fan as a child and I am a big fan now.
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:33 PM
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8. I was a little kid
My mom and I were living with my grandparents, and I remember my uncle coming in and saying that Elvis had died. They all cried for hours.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:35 PM
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9. I was 5.
I was playing with the kid's of one of my mom's friends at their house. I remember suddenly everyone sitting around the TV saying that Elvis had died. I remember knowing who he was, not much else though at the time. Somehow, it stayed in my memory banks though.
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:36 PM
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10. going to see Airport '75 at the movie theater
with my cousins and my aunt. i remember my aunt hearing the news on the car radio and then crying.
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Joe Power Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:36 PM
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11. It was my 16th birthday
I was just about to go to a party that my friends were throwing for me when the tornado sirens went off. I was sitting in the basement with my mother and sisters. We had the radio on to listen for any information when they announced that Elvis had left the building.

By the time I got out of the house and to the party, my bastard friends had swilled down all of the beer.
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:38 PM
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12. Don't recall
But, where on earth do you go whitewater rafting in Indiana?
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FrankBooth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:40 PM
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13. Delivering Newspapers
I was in 5th grade.
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