Kennedy assassination....50 years ago

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by moreluck, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    If you were living at the time.....where were you when you heard the news?
    I was in my typing class....junior year. The nuns were crying and we knew something bad had happened. The announcement was made over the P.A. system by the mother superior.

    Back then, we didn't know about his indiscretions. My mom treated him like a saint.

    To me, JFK would not be a Democrat today.
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I was a kid too young to really understand what was happening.
     
  4. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Member

    I was in 5th grade when there was an announcement made that there would be a special assembly in 15 minutes. We went to the gym/cafeteria and TVs were set up on the stage area.

    The principal made the announcement and then turned on the TVs.

    My Grandma, a lifelong Dem was still sobbing when we got home that day.
     
  5. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Was in Geometry class, flunking for the second time, when school intercom blasted in with news. Don't remember if we were dismissed. Some schools were.
     
  6. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    I remember asking my mother why she was crying. it made me scared.
     
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I was walking back to school from the local YMCA. We took swimming classes at the Y as the school didn't have a pool-- (or piped in music or air-conditioning or a lunch room that had a cafeteria style menu or a dozen other luxuries the kids have now). If the public knew then about Kennedy and all his extramarital affairs (and the Kennedy family in general) I
    wonder how history would have changed.
     
  8. Dizzee

    Dizzee ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

    When I heard the news I'm pretty sure I pooped my pants. But then again, I pooped my pants the day before that, and the day before that, and the day after.
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I was outside during recess in the third grade playing softball.
    I was :censored2: about recess being cut short.
    I didn't care about JFK but I did enjoy the days off from school afterward.

    In hindsight, it was dark day in American history because Johnson became President and ramrodded JFK's programs through Congress.
    ​JFK was as inept as Obama in getting things done, especially through Congress.
     
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    So you are just 7 or 8 years younger than me ------that qualifies you as a member of the old farts club too.
     
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    No doubt about that!
    ​And a grouchy, old fart too!
     
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    With emphasis on the fart part?
     
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    ​Can't argue, wife made chili yesterday.
     
  14. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I'm not a math major, nor am I claiming to be Bill Nye the science guy,but I do know that I was born exactly 9 months to the day!!
     
  15. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    A unique look by Christine Flowers of where I came from and a referance to JFK. I remember my grandmother Bridget MacHale and how proud she was displaying a picture of president Kennedy in her house.I actually was home from Catholic grammer school (sick) they day he was shot.

    Our Catholic president, and yours
     
  16. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I was five years old at the time of the assassination, and my biggest memory was that the Saturday morning cartoons were cancelled to show the funeral. I admired JFK later, he was a war hero with his PT-109 career plus he promised to put a man on the moon at the end of the decade. His Presidency will be remembered for the Bay of Pigs debacle, Cuban Missile Crises, and sending American troops into Viet Nam. I think he was conservative leaning, I doubt that he would be a Democrat today with what that party has turned into.
     
  17. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

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    ​Good read.
     
  18. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    " I think he was conservative leaning, I doubt that he would be a Democrat today with what that party has turned into."

    He preposed major tax cuts in his 1963 state of the union address that were adopted and signed after his death by LBJ. Unheard of by the mindless spenders in contol today !!!
     
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I made chili yesterday too and today is chiletti !!
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I was a whole 2 years old at the time so I don't really remember all that much about it. Hard to believe it has been 50 years.

    I agree with Scratch that JFK would most likely not be a Democratic today.