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Forty-Six Years Ago: JFK shot - 12
11/22/09     Jenkie Willard  (1965)      Flwillard007@aol.com
As a sign of how old all of us are gettin', I noticed an internet blurb about John Kennedy's being shot in Dallas.

I remember that I was suffering in Miss
Crum's Spanish One class when the tragic announcement came over the p a system. There
was absolute shock and general disbelief!!

One of the saddest moments that I ever witnessed was later in the day when Walter Kronkite announced the President's death!

Do you guys remember which class you were
in, when the news was received?

Take care!

11/23/09     Carlotta Spencer Aist  (1965)      caist101@cox.net
Re: Forty-Six Years Ago: JFK shot
I remember it was typing class with a nice lady who had a little lisp -- but I can't remember her name. It was truly a shocking day that has only been eclipsed by 9-11.
12/01/09     Archie Thomasson  (1965)      Archer1710@msn.com
Re: Forty-Six Years Ago: JFK shot
Carlotta, surely you haven't forgotten Mrs. Hylton's typing class. Only Miss Swindell was more memorable. I, too, was in that class, and I will never forget the feeling of 'camelot falling' that we all experienced.....
01/04/10     john Exley  (1965)      JOExley@gmail.com
Re: Forty-Six Years Ago: JFK shot
Our Junior Play was opening that night, remember!? Barry Brigman and I [also Wes
Shumate]were on the SETS committee had used our study hall to go backstage and check things out; we were walking back up the auditorium aisle when the PA came on...our next class was Mr Zirkle's Physics. As I recall it was later the next week when our physics class was referred to as "a bunch of Oswalds". We were at that point when the world suddenly took a major turn and we all felt the tremble. best wishes - john
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