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BS: Where were you when.......

GUEST,Boswell 01 Mar 05 - 07:58 PM
Dave'sWife 01 Mar 05 - 07:57 PM
Bill D 01 Mar 05 - 07:54 PM
open mike 01 Mar 05 - 07:34 PM
annamill 01 Mar 05 - 07:22 PM
Metchosin 01 Mar 05 - 07:01 PM
Bill Hahn//\\ 01 Mar 05 - 06:45 PM
Rapparee 01 Mar 05 - 06:43 PM
John O'L 01 Mar 05 - 06:34 PM
GUEST 01 Mar 05 - 06:33 PM
Amos 01 Mar 05 - 06:29 PM
Susu's Hubby 01 Mar 05 - 06:19 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
From: GUEST,Boswell
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 07:58 PM

April 1970 -the day the music died!
August 1977 -the day the music died again!
December1980- the day the dream died!
September1989-the day my first wife left me! what a happy day that was.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 07:57 PM

When Kennedy was shot: kicking my Mum from the inside of her womb

When Nixon Resigned - washing dishes in my Grandmothers Kitchen in Up-State New York while the grown-ups all sat around a little black and White in the living room talking in hushed tones. We children knew something major was coming down but didn't quite get it. We figured..guy screwed up, guy resigns, no biggie. Heck, we kids were thrilled cuz we hated the old fart. Our parents seems bewildered.

When Siagon Fell - listening to the news on a transister radio whilst sitting a boat on a river fishing for large mouth bass with my young cousin aboard whose Dad died in Vietnam (Cambodia actually)

First Man on The Moon - Eating pretzel sticks and glued to the TV with my older sister in our cottage in the woods. Reception was lousy and she put tin foil on the Antenna plus a few metal hair barrettes for good measure.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 07:54 PM

I was almost 6 when FDR died....we were in a railroad yard in Dalhart, Texas, and an engineer told my mother...I didn't really understand why she was crying.

when JFK was shot, I was on my way to an American History!! class at college....heard rumors, went to class.....the prof showed up, dismissed class and I ran to the student union and watched Walter Cronkite give the news....THEN I had to go deliver newspapers on a paper route, and they stopped the presses and re-did the front page 3 times, and I got all 3 copies- from no news to headline and few details to several columns. It was a long, slow walk delivering those paper that evening.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
From: open mike
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 07:34 PM

when the trade towers went down i was working on a fire
which was thousands of acres at that time...and we were
immediately without any of our usual air support...water
drops, medical helicopters, spotter planes, due to FAA
orders for all planes to land or be shot down. I believe
there was a large fire in Oregon at the time as well, the
Biscuit fire if i recall, "ours" was the POE fire.

we had some fire fighters in a steep canyon with medical
conditions requiring evacuation to hospital..broken ankle,
etc. and were building a bull dozer line 8 blades wide to
prevent the fire jumping to a peninsula of land containing
a ranch. We were counting on water drops to hold that line
and the fire advanced past the point when we no longer were
able to use air tankers and helicopter drops from above. We
eventually got permission to continue emergency air operations,
but it took a reqluest from high level gov't officials. The
Bin Laden family was probably tying up the phone lines at
the same time!! any way we finally got thru and got it out.
http://www.fire.ca.gov/cdf/incidents/Poe%20Fire_59/photos.html
it was at 6,000 acres at the time of this graphic and went to
over 8,000 in the next couple of days
http://www.fire.ca.gov/cdf/incidents/Poe%20Fire_59/graphics/113_Poefirehillshademap.jpg
http://yubanet.com/powerhouse.shtml


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Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
From: annamill
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 07:22 PM

I was walking in the mezzenine of the World Trade Center when the first underground bomb went off. I was sure it was world war III and, in a state of shock, waited for another bomb to go off. The ground waved like an earthquake. The 20 or so revolving doors filled with smoke. Everyone, slowly, turned and ran. Smoke was billowing out of the PATH we had to go past. I was frightened and my friend pulled me past the PATH, leaving big bruises on my arms. Very scary!

9/11 brought all that back, in spades!

Love, Annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
From: Metchosin
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 07:01 PM

The day Mt St. Helen's blew, we were at our neighbours having an outdoor feast of just smoked venison tenderloin and salmon. Both our vehicles, by the middle of the afternoon, were dusted with an odd light grey ash and we were many, many miles away and not in direction of the prevailing wind from the volcano or the smoker at the time. I guess essentially we had volcanic venison.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 06:45 PM

Must be showing my age---there were so many---

FDR dies---standing outside a dentist's office talking to my friend inside

JFK--in my office

9/11-- driving to work and seeing the smoke from the NJ side and hearing all the misinformation on the radio

The first space Shot Shepherd (well, it was suborbital) ---standing in NYC listening with the crowds on radio

Lincoln's Assasination---I was not able to get tickets to Ford's that evening. Heard about it-=--missed the show.

Hamilton / Burr Duel---missed that one due to lack of funds to cross the bridge (not yet built) to NJ.

The Gates---missed it completely due to having a "who in hell cares" attitude. If you know any Yidish---try this---should have been hung in the garment center and titled---Shmattes from Lamposts. Nikce piece of goods though

Bill Hahn


Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 06:43 PM

When John Kennedy was shot I was sitting the barracks at Ft. Riley, Kansas, taking a break from "clearing post" prior to going home. The next day I marched, arms reversed and at slow march, in a parade at which we were officially notified of the murder of the Commander-In-Chief.

When ML King was shot I was in college -- within 24 hours I was in the National Guard Armory, activated by the State of Illinois for possible riot duty.

When Robert Kennedy was shot I was on Federal active duty at Ft. Carson, Colorado; the National Guard unit had been activated by LBJ and readying for deployment to Vietnam.

When the Challenger exploded I was at work in Elkhart, Indiana.

When the Columbia exploded was in in Kentucky, AIMing with a young lady (11 at the time) whose father worked (and works) for NASA. I broke the news to her.

On September 11, 2001 I was working across the Ohio river from Cincinnati.

I learned of the outbreak of the Korean War while riding in a car with my father and mother. I asked my father if he would have to go to this war like he had gone to the other one (WW2). He said no; a month later he was dead in a construction accident. I was five at the time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
From: John O'L
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 06:34 PM

I was doing some spannerwork under my old VW beetle up the back yard at my parents' place when my dad came up from the house to tell me John Lennon had been shot.
He had been like an uncle to me. I just kept fixing the car. What can you do?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 06:33 PM

Driving into town and seeing a poster "Beatle shot" and praying it was one of the others..I know, but that's the truth.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
From: Amos
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 06:29 PM

When "they shot Kennedy", I was driving a Vespa up a steep hill in San Francisco and was paused at a stop sign when the guy in front of me yelled out the news.

A


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Subject: BS: Where were you when.......
From: Susu's Hubby
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 06:19 PM

It's funny how you can't remember what you had for breakfast yesterday but you can remember, down to the minute, what you were doing when Kennedy was assassinated or when the Space shuttle exploded (both times) or during the attacks on 9/11.

What is your most moving "Where were you when" moment?


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