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Thread #78889   Message #1425225
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
02-Mar-05 - 04:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Where were you when.......
Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
JFK- I was in my first grade class. We had show and tell. I had my Etch-a-sketch and I can still remember that I drew an American flag and a phone booth. (At least that is what I wanted it to look like). I remember another teacher walked in the room to tell my teacher and she had a look of horror on her face. She told the class that the president had been shot. I remember that I took my Etch-a-sketch and shook it to remove the picture as a reflex.

Walk-on-the-moon - I had just turned 12 and my parents let me stay up to watch it. I took photos of the TV set with my insta-matic camera. Neil Armstrong took that first step.

John Lennon- I happened to be watching Monday Night Football (which I rarely do) and heard the news from Howard Cosell.

Harry Chapin - my future wife called me at my parents home to tell me the news.

9/11 - I just walked into work and my boss said a plane hit the WTC. We thought it was a small plane and while we were concerned, the gravity did not sink in. A few minutes later we heard it was jet and we all gathered around a monitor in our production room to watch the dreadful events. I live in NJ less than 10 miles away. I will always remember that we could smell the fires for days after. We visited my brother-in-law about two weeks later. He lives less than 5 blocks from the site and it is difficult to describe the feeling we get whenever we go there now.