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View Diary: Where Were You on 11/22/63? (77 comments)

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  •  I was 16. (7+ / 0-)

    Home in bed with a high fever - had my tonsils out a few days before and had developed an infection. My Mother was really worried about me and she was sitting reading to me when my brother burst in yelling that the President had been killed.

    He was, and is, a terrible prankster so at first we didn't believe him. It was just the type of thing he'd say to get everyone riled up. So he turned on my radio.

    After that it was Mom saying the rosary and brother watching tv and listening to three different radio stations. And Dad called from work - something he never did.

    I hardly reacted at all; probably because of the fever. I didn't really feel anything until days later when watching the funeral. What a bleak time.

    "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

    by Most Awesome Nana on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 01:53:23 PM PST

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