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    Kalmia Guest

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    Another year - seems like not so long ago.

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    Giusi Guest

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    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio

    > Another year - seems like not so long ago.


    I thought of him today, too. For me that is when the world started to
    change.



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    injipoint Guest

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    On 22/11/2011 4:13 PM, Giusi wrote:
    > "Kalmia"<[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
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    >> Another year - seems like not so long ago.

    >
    > I thought of him today, too. For me that is when the world started to
    > change.
    >
    >

    I was very young when he died and have no memory other than the "image"
    of JFK. That said, we went to Arlington two weeks ago on our D.C.
    layover and visited his grave. It is a very moving memorial.


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    Ophelia Guest

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    "injipoint" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 22/11/2011 4:13 PM, Giusi wrote:
    >> "Kalmia"<[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >>
    >>> Another year - seems like not so long ago.

    >>
    >> I thought of him today, too. For me that is when the world started to
    >> change.
    >>
    >>

    > I was very young when he died and have no memory other than the "image"
    > of JFK. That said, we went to Arlington two weeks ago on our D.C.
    > layover and visited his grave. It is a very moving memorial.


    I was a young married mother when he died. It was all over our tvs and I
    remember the utter shock!

    O in UK



    --
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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Another year - seems like not so long ago.


    Been watching the History Channel, have you?

    I remember exactly where I was when JFK was shot. My father was stationed
    at Quantico and we lived in Woodbridge, VA. My mother got a phone call and
    came downstairs crying. She said, "Turn on the television". I remember it
    well. I was only three years old at the time. Some things just stick with
    you.

    Jill


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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 22/11/2011 5:10 PM, jmcquown wrote:
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    >
    > I remember exactly where I was when JFK was shot. My father was
    > stationed at Quantico and we lived in Woodbridge, VA. My mother got a
    > phone call and came downstairs crying. She said, "Turn on the
    > television". I remember it well. I was only three years old at the time.
    > Some things just stick with you.
    >

    I remember being in my classroom in Gr. 8 and the school principal came
    in and told us what had happened.

    We were all quite sure that WW III was going to start within the next
    few days. Everyone was quite sure that the Soviets were responsible. I
    guess we were too naive to realize that it was more likely the work of
    the mob and/or the Cuban expat (not to be distinguished from the mob).


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    pavane Guest

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    "jmcquown" <j_mcq[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I remember exactly where I was when JFK was shot. My father was stationed
    > at Quantico and we lived in Woodbridge, VA. My mother got a phone call
    > and came downstairs crying. She said, "Turn on the television". I
    > remember it well. I was only three years old at the time. Some things
    > just stick with you.


    I was also in Quantico that day, Marine OCS, and early afternoon
    we were at a bombing range watching a demonstration of close air
    support. A plane had just finished a bomb run that dumped a huge
    incendiary napalm bomb on its target about a mile in front of us.

    .... Then a colonel walked up to the podium and said "Gentlemen,
    I am very sorry to announce ..."

    pavane



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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Giusi <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Kalmia" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
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    >> Another year - seems like not so long ago.

    >
    > I thought of him today, too. For me that is when the world started to
    > change.


    Same here.



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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Pico Rico Guest

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    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Another year - seems like not so long ago.


    I wonder if the families of those forsaken at the Bay of Pigs feel the same
    way.



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    pavane Guest

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    "Pico Rico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> Another year - seems like not so long ago.

    >
    > I wonder if the families of those forsaken at the Bay of Pigs feel the
    > same way.


    You mean President Eisenhower's silly plan to invade Cuba and
    kill a lot of Cubans so that Batista could be reinstalled as president
    and continue to keep his heel on the throat of the Cubans who
    didn't worship the US-backed very rich industrialists and developers
    and mafiosi who bankrolled Batista's brutalities?

    They're probably sad; as sad as the many dead Cubans would have
    been if that plan had been allowed to run its course.

    pavane




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    Pico Rico Guest

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    "pavane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Pico Rico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>> Another year - seems like not so long ago.

    >>
    >> I wonder if the families of those forsaken at the Bay of Pigs feel the
    >> same way.

    >
    > You mean President Eisenhower's silly plan to invade Cuba and
    > kill a lot of Cubans so that Batista could be reinstalled as president
    > and continue to keep his heel on the throat of the Cubans who
    > didn't worship the US-backed very rich industrialists and developers
    > and mafiosi who bankrolled Batista's brutalities?
    >
    > They're probably sad; as sad as the many dead Cubans would have
    > been if that plan had been allowed to run its course.
    >
    > pavane


    well, perhaps. But likely not.



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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    On 11/22/2011 3:13 PM, Giusi wrote:
    > "Kalmia"<[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >
    >> Another year - seems like not so long ago.

    >
    > I thought of him today, too. For me that is when the world started to
    > change.
    >
    >

    The same here. I stopped feeling safe that day.

    Today is also the birthday of my eldest child. She is 41 and I'm hardly
    old enough to have a child of that age :-)

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    pavane Guest

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    "Pico Rico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "pavane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> "Pico Rico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>> "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>>> Another year - seems like not so long ago.
    >>>
    >>> I wonder if the families of those forsaken at the Bay of Pigs feel the
    >>> same way.

    >>
    >> You mean President Eisenhower's silly plan to invade Cuba and
    >> kill a lot of Cubans so that Batista could be reinstalled as president
    >> and continue to keep his heel on the throat of the Cubans who
    >> didn't worship the US-backed very rich industrialists and developers
    >> and mafiosi who bankrolled Batista's brutalities?
    >>
    >> They're probably sad; as sad as the many dead Cubans would have
    >> been if that plan had been allowed to run its course.
    >>
    >> pavane

    >
    > well, perhaps. But likely not.


    It was ill-fated whichever way it turned out. I admire JFK for having
    had the courage to see how bad it would be and to stop it, but
    I can appreciate, as you noted, how bad it was for those in the
    middle of the thing. Should never have been planned, for sure.

    pavane



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