Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Do you remember when Pres. Kennedy was Shot?

November 22, 2012 will mark 49 years since President Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Do you remember that day? I was in my Freshman year in Latin Class of a Catholic High School. Mother Florence, our principal, annouced over the PA system that the President had been shot. At that time we didn't know how bad President Kennedy was. Our teacher led us in prayer then we returned to our lesson. Shortly, Mother Florence announcced that the President had died. We were to go to the auditorium where a Mass would be held. After Mass the buses were there and we went home. As this happened on a Friday, it was the last we were in school for over a week. At the time, I think we all went through what the Kennedy family did. TV was big then and everything from the shoting to the funeral was on. I can still remember Jacqueline Kennedy getting off Air Force One in the blood stained pink suit that she was wearing. I can remember their son, John Kennedy Jr, just a child, saluting as his father's casket came by. Also remember Oswald getting shot. I can always remember the date, because it happened the day after my Birthday-something I never forgot. There are things in life that happen that we never forget. Do you remember that day? Marilyn

13 comments:

New York State Of Mind said...

What made me put this on is first that my Birthday is a week from today. That the 49th Anniversary of Kennedy's being shot is on Thanksgiving Day, this year, but the most important reason was I have the original newspapers. Recently our local library had a book sale and I found the newspapers from Kennedy's being shot there. The library had put them on computer so were getting rid of the original newspapers-which I took. It was something to read through them again. Right now I have them for sale on ebay under ladydogmaster888, if anyone is interested. To think these newspapers were on file in the library for almost 49 years.
Marilyn

Cheryl said...

I did the same thing when my library went digital! I didn't get the paper with the Kennedy assassination on the front, but got the paper when Nixon resigned.
Fascinating to read history in that way.

New York State Of Mind said...

It is fascinating Cheryl. There were a lot of things I forgot. Funny it doesn't seem like it happened that long ago, but it was that many years. Makes me feel old.
Marilyn

EliFla said...

Hi Marylin..... I can't remember that day, because I wasn't born yet, but I know those images you are telling about!!!!
Unfortunately I remembere on the 11th September 2001 ..... :( .

Glad to meet you and waiting for "amish stories", hugs, Flavia

ga447 said...

I remember that day well, I was in school and we had our services and the pastor made the announcement. We were in shock. Love the title of your blog, I am an ex New Yorker living in Omaha now.

New York State Of Mind said...

Welcome EliFla and ga447. You show my age EliFla. I, too, remember 911 like it happened yesterday. ga447 hope we help you see a little of your former state here. I just post on another post regarding Jean's coming. I told Richard, I wouldn't do it until he posted his and kept my word. Hope you continue coming.
Marilyn

Mary Ann said...

I was in 8th grade in Catholic school, and Sr. Mary Josephine came over the system that afternoon to ask us all to stop what we were doing and pray for the President, who had been shot. I remember everyone gasping and some starting to cry. We ran home from school shortly thereafter, and kept glued to the television that night, still hardly believeing.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Mary Ann,
Thank you for stopping and commenting. It was so long ago and yet it wasn't. That was sure a shock to the nation.
Marilyn

Nancy said...

I don't think that any of us who were around at the time can forget where we were when we heard the news of JFK's killing. I was pregnant with my first child and visiting my neighbor who was teaching me to knit. We were sitting in fromt of her television while I was knitting a yellow baby sweater.

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you for coming, Nancy. I agree that I don't think any of us that were around when President Kennedy's killing will for get where we were. It's like this generation will never forget 911.
Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Ok, I too remember where & what - Nov. 22, 1963. I was coing up in an elevator in what was then Winnipeg General Hospital, from coffee break & the announcement came on the hospital PA system, that Pres. Kennedy had died. Although we are Canadian, it very much affected how we felt. Extremly SAD!

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you so much for your comment. Today is 49 years since President Kennedy was Assassinated. It hardly seems that it has been that long ago.
Marilyn

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