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Posted: 11/22/2014 9:19:13 AM EDT
51 years ago today Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Are you old enough to remember it?



Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:19:34 AM EDT
Nope
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:20:36 AM EDT
I was negative 32yrs old.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:21:01 AM EDT
I'm 26.....
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:21:09 AM EDT
Missed it by 9 years.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:22:48 AM EDT
10 years before I was born.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:23:12 AM EDT
Nope. Was only 2 yrs old.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:23:49 AM EDT
Don't rememver it, was 11 months old, in a playpen watching it on TV with my family.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:24:59 AM EDT
Born in "75.Real question is who did it???
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:25:56 AM EDT
8 months old at that time, so I do remember.

What did you want to know?
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:26:09 AM EDT
Worked 3rd shift was headed to my uncle's house his sister, my aunt, was there helping take care of his five kids. His wife had died a week before.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:26:13 AM EDT
I remember my Dad and Mom being upset (I was 3 at the time), especially Dad, since Kennedy was killed on his birthday (which I didn't realize until I was in junior high school).
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:26:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:26:26 AM EDT
I have the Chicago Sun-Times saved by my grandmother from that time.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:27:37 AM EDT
I was in 2nd grade recess when someone came running into the school shouting, "The President been shot!"
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:29:15 AM EDT
Yep I was just a little kid. I remember watching the funeral on TV and they were showing the hearse driving and they kept saying the 'Presidents body' this and that. I was thinking they must have shot his head off.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:30:09 AM EDT
I was four years old.

I do have a memory of sitting on the floor in my parents living room while my family watched the funeral on television. It's possible that memory was from an anniversary and not the actual event, though. Whichever it was, it made an impression.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:31:53 AM EDT
Negative ghost rider
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:32:08 AM EDT
I was 4, so I really don't remember.








Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:32:54 AM EDT
No, I'm 47
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:33:35 AM EDT
I was 16 and home with the chicken pox so I heard it all coming over the radio. Happened to be watching TV when Jack Ruby shot Oswald too.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:34:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2014 9:49:20 AM EDT by NMSight]
I remember the Principal of the h.s where I was a freshman calling the school into assembly, announcing it and then they dismissed school for the day.

We lived in IL then and I also remember I was leaving the house the morning of the funeral (no school) to go hunting and finding out from my parents they had cancelled hunting for that day........
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:36:59 AM EDT
I remember the open grief people showed when JFK was killed. I also remember several blacks cheering when Reagan was shot...............
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:38:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NRA2:
I was 16 and home with the chicken pox so I heard it all coming over the radio. Happened to be watching TV when Jack Ruby shot Oswald too.
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I was 13...and I saw Ruby shoot Oswald live too. It was sort of unreal.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:38:45 AM EDT
7 years before my time.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:38:45 AM EDT
I was 18 years old........
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:38:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2014 9:42:30 AM EDT by FudgieGhost1]
I am, I was in second grade. . .but I have no memory of the event at the time. . . I remember when Bobby was shot however. . .


ETA: I see it was a Friday. . . I guess they felt it was best not to tell us at the school. . would have been near/at the end of the school day in the East. . . but I don't remember my parents telling me either. . . strange. . .
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:40:30 AM EDT
I was a 1YO. I can safely say......I was here but don't remember it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:42:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2014 9:45:55 AM EDT by WindKnot1-1]
I remember. The country pretty much stood still for a few days. I heard about it in school and I remember hearing it from a girl coming in late from home. Veronica Perkins was her name. It's funny how you remember certain things more clearly than others. I remember the teacher sending someone to confirm it and then having a moment of silence "for prayer". I don't remember the teacher's name.

I remember coming home from Sunday School and being told Oswald was shot, and I remember foreign leaders walking behind the caisson enroute to Arlington. I especially remember Charles De Gaulle being one of them. It was a sad time; this is not how we settle things in America.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:45:19 AM EDT
I was in 2nd grade. Someone said the President got shot and I thought they meant that a doctor gave him a shot.

Other than that about the only thing that stuck with me during the aftermath was Capt. Tug (Popeye cartoon show) was preempted for several days the next week.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:46:44 AM EDT
I missed the tweet
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:49:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2014 9:50:17 AM EDT by Flash66]
I was in Jr High at the time. We didn't have a wired in sound systems so the Principal and his staff went around to each class room and told everybody. I remember of a couple of the silly girls getting a little hysterical but most of the kids didn't care one way or another. When you are in Jr High you usually are not attuned to politics.

When I went home that day my parents (who never liked Kennedy) were not exactly unhappy. They thought it was good payback for several things that Kennedy did that they didn't like such as Bay of Pigs and sending Federal troops into the South to force integration.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:50:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2014 9:53:44 AM EDT by AR-10]
Yes.
I remember they announced it at school.
I remember watching the funeral procession on TV. No school that day.
Even for a 7 years old, the funeral was very sad.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:50:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2014 9:56:18 AM EDT by Whamo]
My older sister was having a sleepover party for her 9th birthday. I just remember it was a bummer, my mom was crying, but I was not really aware why.

ETA: I was 4
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:50:27 AM EDT
No. I'm 39 years old.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:51:12 AM EDT
I was in the 5th grade. I remember hearing about the shooting during recess. At a little after 1:00, our teacher came in the classroom and with tears streaming down her face, announced to the class that JFK had been pronounced dead; killed by an assassin's bullet. She then told us to take out our "free reading" books and start reading them. She went to her desk, put her head down on it and started crying. Several girls in the class started crying too. I'll never forget that day.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:51:41 AM EDT
Not quite.

Born in '65.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:51:46 AM EDT
I was a fetus at the time, I didn't get out much.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:52:26 AM EDT
I was in 7th grade social studies class when it was announced by the teacher. Several girls in the class started crying. I thought that was odd.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:52:50 AM EDT
I was -22 years old.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:55:21 AM EDT
I remember when the school cafeterias used to serve fish on Fridays. No meat.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:56:22 AM EDT
18 years before I was born.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:57:52 AM EDT
I was one month old...
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 9:58:45 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Waldo:

Yes, I was a little kid when it happened.

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same here. they sent us home from school early.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 10:02:59 AM EDT
Everybody survived without any grieving councelors too.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 10:03:50 AM EDT
I'll be 61 tomorrow so yeah,I definitely remember that day well.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 10:07:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NRA2:
Everybody survived without any grieving councelors too.
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We really didn't have a choice; we were immersed in it completely for three days. By the time the funeral was over, we were emotionally exhausted.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 10:08:15 AM EDT
I was at the NCO club at Breezy Point (Norfolk, VA) having lunch. They passed the word for everyone to return to their ship. I was on the Enterprise and when we got back the Captain came on the 1MC and told us what happened.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 10:08:23 AM EDT
I was sitting on a swing on the playground when a crying teacher came out and told us.
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 10:08:39 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Clint50:
I'll be 61 tomorrow so yeah,I definitely remember that day well.
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Well,
Link Posted: 11/22/2014 10:09:21 AM EDT
Pulled out of class to go to church.
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