59 years ago today

EC

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Jul 13, 2003
13,108
Louisville, KY.
59 years ago today, I was in the first grade at Weaverton Elementary (now closed) in Henderson, Ky waiting on my dad to pick me up after school when they made a loud speaker announcement that the President had been assassinated.


November 22, 1963: Death of the President​


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aaronc

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Jul 21, 2009
3,870
Leitchfield
JFK was famous for loving to sail, but was also passionate about nautical art. The oval office had various ship models displayed and the presidential desk was littered with vintage scrimshaw on sperm whale teeth. He had a large collection. Jackie had a contemporary artist scrimshaw the presidential seal for a Christmas present,..it ended up being put in his coffin.

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WildmanWilson

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Dec 26, 2004
12,588
Western Ky.
59 years ago today, I was in the first grade at Weaverton Elementary (now closed) in Henderson, Ky waiting on my dad to pick me up after school when they made a loud speaker announcement that the President had been assassinated.


November 22, 1963: Death of the President​


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I know that old building. It’s apartments now or was until part of it caught fire. I work just across the road at the paper mill.
 

EC

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Jul 13, 2003
13,108
Louisville, KY.
I know that old building. It’s apartments now or was until part of it caught fire. I work just across the road at the paper mill.
Wow...the old place caught fire? I didn't know that. I remember at recess, we'd play on all the coal cider piles. The place burned coal for heat.

This is the same school an "old" woman from the cafeteria would occasionally come down the hallway, banging an old metal pot with a metal spoon yelling, "air raid, air raid!". Which we would have to line up at the door, go out into the hall and put our heads between our legs.

I don't remember her name, even if I ever did. But the kids called her "skeleton woman". Because, well, she looked like a skeleton.
 

120+

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Aug 22, 2006
19,367
You can't get there from here.
59 years ago today, I was in the first grade at Weaverton Elementary (now closed) in Henderson, Ky waiting on my dad to pick me up after school when they made a loud speaker announcement that the President had been assassinated.


November 22, 1963: Death of the President​


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Pretty sure it was moments after he had his COVID booster. 🤣
 

WildmanWilson

12 pointer
Dec 26, 2004
12,588
Western Ky.
Wow...the old place caught fire? I didn't know that. I remember at recess, we'd play on all the coal cider piles. The place burned coal for heat.

This is the same school an "old" woman from the cafeteria would occasionally come down the hallway, banging an old metal pot with a metal spoon yelling, "air raid, air raid!". Which we would have to line up at the door, go out into the hall and put our heads between our legs.

I don't remember her name, even if I ever did. But the kids called her "skeleton woman". Because, well, she looked like a skeleton.
Yeah I’ll send you a picture of it the next time I’m by there. I’m sure it’s a little different now.
 
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reivertom

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Dec 17, 2007
7,314
Greenup Co.
They let us out of our 2nd grade class and sent us home and really didn't tell us why. Back then I walked to school (yeah, times have changed)so I headed home. Instead of cartoons like normal days, we watched the coverage. Probably the second time I found out the world isn't always nice. Second to my Papoo dying.
 


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