In a 5th grade classroom, when a parent came running in, white-faced, with a portable TV to show us what had just happened. That’s my answer to the question much of the nation has been discussing lately. Where were you when you heard that JFK had been assassinated? I’m terribly ashamed to say that at the time I was a bit gleeful. My mom was an outspoken Republican (dad was quieter, and a Democrat), and I had been taught that JFK was bad for the country; so I was happy that he was dead. Stupid little 11-year old kid… We couldn’t have known it at the time, but JFK’s death marked the beginning of nearly 20 disastrous years for the USA. Even today we think of pre-JFK and post-JFK America, remembering the “pre” years perhaps a bit too fondly, better than they actually were.
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