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From: Fred Smoot <>
Subject: Re: [USGENWEB-ALL-L] Where were you?
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 22:21:32 -0800
How about being on leave is San Francisco, reading the local newspaper,
radio on in the background. Interesting article on the front page: "JFK
and Texas Tempers."
Then the news of the assassination came over the radio. The theater that
was playing "PT 109" pulled that film and replaced it the next day with
"State Fair." A strange time it was.
Fred Smoot, TNGenWeb
Tim Stowell wrote:
> It's time for a where were you thread.
> Today, 22 November 1998 marks the 35th anniversary of John F Kennedy's
> assassination. Those of us who remember it, remember where we were and
> what we were doing when we heard the news of the shooting and subsequent
> In 1963 - I was a 5th grader in school in Madison, Morgan Co, Georgia. I
> was at school that Friday. The 7th grade class had been watching the
> Dallas visit on TV up until just before the shooting.
> At home, we didn't have a television but the next door neighbors in the
> housing project did. We were given the day of the funeral off as a
> National holiday - a day we didn't have to make up. To this day - we
> listened to the funeral on the radio - I can still faintly hear the sounds
> of the procession and the measured words of the commentators.
> Where were you?
> Tim Stowell
> The McCallie School 423.493.5604 (voice)
> Chattanooga, TN 37404 423.493.5656 (fax)
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