Friday, January 14, 2011


I'm sure you have heard it said that everyone who was old enough on November 22, 1963 remembers exactly where they were & what they were doing on that day.

Why is this true when there are times we can't remember what we were going to get at the grocery store? 

It is called a "flashbulb" memory.

An event occurs that is so incredible & has so much impact that the memory is forever emblazoned in our minds.

I was 15 years old & a sophomore in high school.  JFK was my "hero".  

I was sitting in 5th period Geography class when our principal came on the intercom & said the President had been shot.  

He put the radio through the intercom & we listened in shock until the announcement of death was made.

                                 John White
              Photo by Mavis White (1963)

The principal came back on & asked the entire school to stand at attention as the school band played "Taps" & our American flag was lowered to half-staff.

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