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Posted: 3/30/2006 8:16:36 PM EDT
Reagan was shot......Where were you?.....I was in 6th grade....and I came home from school and my father and grandfather were gathered around the TV, visibly upset......I remember ......everyone was drinking , "to soothe the frayed nerves" I presume.....they were all saying how "they did it again"....an obvious reference to JFK.....so where were you folks?.......I think this was a defining moment in Reagan's young presidency......

sorry if this is a duper.....I only check back 5 pages....
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:17:22 PM EDT
wasn't even born yet.....

bet that makes you guys feel old
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:18:21 PM EDT
Busy filling my diaper, if I recall corectly.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:19:29 PM EDT
I was 2 years away from being born
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:24:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
wasn't even born yet.....

bet that makes you guys feel old




Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:25:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Busy filling my diaper, if I recall corectly.




Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:25:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:27:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JarheadPatriot:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Busy filling my diaper, if I recall corectly.







I'm 26. What else would I have been doing 25 years ago?
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:27:05 PM EDT
I was working, and it hit me like a ton of bricks.

He's the greatest President we've ever had.

NO ONE is even close.

HH
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:29:20 PM EDT
Think I was working at a warehouse in Denver at the time.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:29:25 PM EDT
I was at work.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:29:27 PM EDT
I was 11 years old. I had been sent to the principal's office. I over heard the bulletin on the secretary's radio. The whole office freaked out. The principal sent me back to class where I told the teacher what happened. He called the office and confirmed my story. He then stopped class and talked to us about how serious this was. In my next class the made an announcement over the speakers.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:30:18 PM EDT
On a ladder in a new barn wirering a three way switch and listening to the radio as the reports went out.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:31:23 PM EDT
I was 11...even at that age I was thinking(Even though Reagan is one of my heroes now)"Why didn't the guy use something bigger than a .22 if he really wanted to kill someone.....
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:33:04 PM EDT
i was 2 years old
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:35:41 PM EDT
i was 10

it was not a big deal in my life, sad to say
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:37:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildlandFirefighter:
I was 11...even at that age I was thinking(Even though Reagan is one of my heroes now)"Why didn't the guy use something bigger than a .22 if he really wanted to kill someone.....



Becuase you were not old enough to hear all the conspiracy theories.

Some claim at the time the wedge like bullet found in his lung was fired from a CIA gun, "they" wanted him to shut up about the evil empire the soviet union.

RR was a tough talker when it came to commies.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:39:25 PM EDT
let's see..... I was about 3 months old.....
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:39:39 PM EDT
I wasn't born yet
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:43:34 PM EDT
I was 19 years old...heard the radio report at work.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:47:16 PM EDT
I was probably playing D&D or riding my dirt bike. I remember it happening, I thought it was cool that he walked after getting shot in the lung. I respected him ever since. I was proud to have a leader like that.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:47:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 8:50:07 PM EDT by TRW]
In the Air Force at Luke AFB, 21 years old, living in Glendale AZ, and probably getting drunk when it happened.

Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:49:34 PM EDT
I was in the 6th grade. Watched it all afternoon on TV. Still remember the headline of my local paper that day. "Reagan shot in chest-condition stable".
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:51:33 PM EDT
I was a senior in high school. I remember being fairly anxious at the time.

My folks live about 2 miles from the library and I've never yet made the visit...
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 9:02:09 PM EDT
I was 19 years old and I will never forget that day.

My mom had back surgery and was confined to her bed for three weeks. I was going to Jr. College, but I had no classes that day.

Our TV was not workning correctly so we had called a repairman.

Since my mom was laid up, I was the one that let the repairman in the house. I sat on the livingroom couch while the repairman worked inside the back of the TV.

There was a picture on the TV screen and the repairman was making an adjustment while using a mirror to look at the screen.

Suddenly the breaking news was aired.

My mom hobbled from her room to sit on the couch with the TV repairman and I. It was very emotional for all of us.

If you ever have the chance to visit the Ronald Reagan Library, please do so..you willnot reget going there.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 9:19:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 9:20:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 9:20:11 PM EDT by TC6969]
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