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  1. #1 Where were you 
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    I thought it would be intresting to see where some of you were whenn certain events happened in our nation. Here goes where you when JFK was shot,what about the Challenger blew up and the last on the most impact on my life is where were you on Sept 11,2001?
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    On September 11, I was driving into work when the radio guy I was listening to announced crash #1. By the time I got to work the second crash had happened.

    I logged on and realized this was huge, crazy, and monumental. My secretary lives about 2 miles from work so I had her bring a TV in. I set it up and it ran for days. We also set up a primitive feed in a conference room to show on a screen.

    Nobody got anything done that day and few people should have. :(
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    When JFK was shot, I was probably with my grandmother...because my mother was giving birth to my baby brother.

    I don't remember where I was when the Challenger blew up.

    On 9/11, I was off work, visiting my husband before I found a job and could move in with him. I watched it on TV for a while after he called me and told me what happened...then I called my mom. :o
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    Kennedy- not so much.

    Challenger- I was home from school watching Scrabble on T.V. when the news broke.

    9/11- I was on my way back from a cancelled court date when the first plane hit.
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    JFK I was in 2nd grade music class when it came over the PA that Kennedy had been shot.
    I was at work when the Challenger exploded and on 9/11. On 9/11 they shut the plant down early and I remember seeing the towers fall on live TV.
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    JFK was killed 2 years before I was born.

    Challenger, I was getting tires for my father's car.

    9/11-I was an employee of American Airlines working at their Cary, NC call center...the same call center Betty Ong called to report the hijacking of Flt. 11. I was on the phones working from 8am-4:30pm. I also had a ticket to fly to London that night. It was a rough day to say the least.
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    I was a toddler when JFK was killed, but I still remember my mother reacting to the news on TV as she was ironing in living room.

    9/11 I remember like it was yesterday. Trying to reach my wife by phone as she was off on a project in Atlanta, my son at school, and all of us wondering about my SIL who was working in the south tower that day.

    She made it out by the seat of her pants, literally, since she had to descend the last of some 60 flights on her ass because her legs gave out. She escaped the second collapse by a matter of a dozen or so minutes and wandered around for the next three hours to find a phone to tell her mother she was alive.

    Memories. Learning moments.

    Sorry if this is TMI.
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    I was a toddler when JFK was killed, but I still remember my mother reacting to the news on TV as she was ironing in living room.

    9/11 I remember like it was yesterday. Trying to reach my wife by phone as she was off on a project in Atlanta, my son at school, and all of us wondering about my SIL who was working in the south tower that day.

    She made it out by the seat of her pants, literally, since she had to descend the last of some 60 flights on her ass because her legs gave out. She escaped the second collapse by a matter of a dozen or so minutes and wandered around for the next three hours to find a phone to tell her mother she was alive.

    Memories. Learning moments.

    Sorry if this is TMI.
    Memories of 9/11 are never TMI.
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    I was working on the golf course when Kennedy was shot.

    Don't remember where I was when the Challenger blew up

    I was at work on 9/11. Shortly after the attack I went to LA Board of Tax Appeals for a hearing. Watched it on TV for a couple of hours. The hearing was cancelled so I went home, called my boss and told her that I was taking the rest of the day off.
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    Kennedy- I was barely a year old

    Challenger - came to work and the entire office was in mourning

    9/11- was at work then home. Spent a lot of time trying to keep 3 message boards from meltdown.
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