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  •  I had a similar experience with JFK (6+ / 0-)

    So many people from that time talk about sitting in front of the TV as everything unfolded.  My family didn't own a TV.  I didn't see Walter Cronkite announcing the death, the Zapruder film, Oswald being shot; any of it.  We did go over to a friend's house to watch the funeral.  So my primary memory is of the dark stallion with the unfilled boots turned backwards in the stirrups.

    Ironically, I was watching live as RFK strode off that stage in Los Angeles, only to be shot moments later.

    Ancora Impara--Michelangelo

    by aravir on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 05:48:00 AM PDT

    •  It's a strange thing (3+ / 0-)
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      aravir, Louisiana 1976, slowbutsure

      When you have a conversation where people say "I'll never forget where I was when [something] happened."

      Being the same age as many of your friends and co-workers means you identify with some of their emotions and the characteristics of the era. But you simply don't have the same images that they share.

      Though I do value the fact that my September 11th experience has something akin to unique insight. On the other hand, it's strange to have many moments in the collective consciousness not present in your thoughts.

      "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -Albert Einstein

      by Kazmarov on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 10:00:11 AM PDT

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