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A few years ago we found a time capsule in our house
 
Poll: What's the first big news story you remember?
Pearl Harbor
Kennedy assassination
Watergate
Fall of Saigon
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Challenger explosion
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9-11
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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Dec 30 2011, 10:08pm


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A few years ago we found a time capsule in our house [In reply to] Can't Post

that was left there in January of 1964. The little boy who wrote the enclosed letter talked about the JFK assassination, and Uncle Baggins got choked up when he read it out loud.

Subject User Time
What's the first big news story you remember? Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 7 2011, 3:08pm
    Eisenhower's re-election Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 7 2011, 3:35pm
        The first election I remember was LBJ Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 7 2011, 3:54pm
        Yep, Eisenhower! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Dec 8 2011, 2:07am
            I remember watching Eisenhauser on the tv silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 8 2011, 2:36am
    Probably the first Gulf War Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Dec 7 2011, 4:33pm
        That's mine too acheron Send a private message to acheron Dec 8 2011, 1:22am
            Yep, fellow 1982 baby here // Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Dec 8 2011, 7:09pm
    Kennedy--and not just from the news-- Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 7 2011, 4:50pm
        I remember when they announced in our class... RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Dec 7 2011, 7:11pm
    And what does it say about our Demographic here (or our interest Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 7 2011, 4:53pm
        Oops! I spoke way too soon . . . // Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 7 2011, 7:49pm
    Sputnik. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Dec 7 2011, 5:44pm
        I remember a few years later Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 7 2011, 10:02pm
            the 1969 moon landing Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 8 2011, 12:17am
                I was in a motel outside of Denver. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Dec 8 2011, 3:31am
                    You were? Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 8 2011, 3:45am
                        we did that too! Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 8 2011, 3:48am
                            Lunar phase... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 10:15pm
                        Yep, me too, but a bit later in the day Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 10 2011, 12:14am
                My husband and kids went to Florida to watch the launch. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Dec 8 2011, 7:01am
                I had a teacher in high school... Maiarmike Send a private message to Maiarmike Dec 10 2011, 1:49am
    The Erebus disaster. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 7 2011, 6:36pm
    The death of Princess Diana Nightingale Send a private message to Nightingale Dec 7 2011, 6:43pm
    Well, if some nice admin would change my accidental "Other" vote to "Watergate", I'll be all set. Alassėa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassėa Eruvande Dec 7 2011, 6:45pm
        I had a Jackie and Caroline paper doll set Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 7 2011, 10:07pm
        No nice admins around Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 7 2011, 10:35pm
            You'll have to do, I guess. Alassėa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassėa Eruvande Dec 8 2011, 12:09am
    9-11. I was pretty young, around 6-7 and I just remember Gimli'sBox Send a private message to Gimli'sBox Dec 7 2011, 6:53pm
        I was 8 going on 9, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Dec 14 2011, 3:03pm
    Watergate. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Dec 7 2011, 7:09pm
    Definitely the Challenger explosion taekotemple Send a private message to taekotemple Dec 7 2011, 7:32pm
        It was early in 1986. I was taking a college freshman chemistry test. Alassėa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassėa Eruvande Dec 8 2011, 12:23am
            I remember that clearly too. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 8 2011, 3:43am
        I was watching it live, Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Dec 8 2011, 6:57am
        1986 GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 10:24pm
    The Gary Powers U-2 incident Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Dec 7 2011, 8:10pm
        Do you remember the paper doll dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Dec 8 2011, 3:21am
            Oh, yeah! Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Dec 8 2011, 2:23pm
                We were all so innocent dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Dec 12 2011, 12:56am
    MS Estonia sinking in 1994 Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 7 2011, 8:38pm
        Pretty sure now the bodies were seen on the news. Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 7 2011, 8:41pm
        The sinking I remember is the Edmund Fitzgerald Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 8 2011, 12:24am
            The one I remember was the Thresher. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Dec 8 2011, 7:44pm
                I remember that! // Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 8 2011, 10:24pm
            Okay, READ before posting! LIP GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 10:59pm
        I know what you mean about a local marine accident... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 10:50pm
    The murder of the athletes in the '72 Olympics made a big impression on me too. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 7 2011, 10:01pm
        It was just before Watergate... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 11:04pm
    VE-Day. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Dec 7 2011, 10:43pm
    JFK Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 7 2011, 11:57pm
    Probably the Thredbo Landslide and the rescue of Stuart Diver Spencissimus Send a private message to Spencissimus Dec 8 2011, 12:31am
        Yes, I remember Thredbo. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 8 2011, 3:36am
    Sputnik silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 8 2011, 1:59am
    Well, someone may guess I am old! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Dec 8 2011, 2:04am
        This exercise does separate people by age, doesn't it? Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 8 2011, 3:48am
        Gotcha. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Dec 8 2011, 6:54am
    I remember sitting in class and watching Challenger explode. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Dec 8 2011, 3:45am
    I was fascinated by the election of John Paul II as Pope even though I'm not Catholic zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 8 2011, 9:10am
        I remember... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Dec 8 2011, 3:10pm
            That *would* be awsome. // Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 8 2011, 5:31pm
            I agree! Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 8 2011, 5:58pm
            Pope George Ringo:) Maybe one day that injustice will be remedied:) zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 9 2011, 3:11am
    Some of you guys have lived through some pretty important stuff! Maiarmike Send a private message to Maiarmike Dec 8 2011, 12:27pm
        *creaky voice* why, I remember . . . Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 8 2011, 6:14pm
            Yup :-) Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 9 2011, 12:24pm
        I thought about this when my grandmother passed away last July... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 11:25pm
    9-11 tolkiennerd Send a private message to tolkiennerd Dec 8 2011, 5:42pm
    Oops.. Donry Send a private message to Donry Dec 9 2011, 4:21am
    Does a presidential election count as a big news story? Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Dec 9 2011, 6:42am
        Sure, if it made an impression on you. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 9 2011, 12:21pm
        You, too? Cool! Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Dec 15 2011, 7:26pm
    Does the shooting of John Lennon count? greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Dec 9 2011, 7:11pm
        That's another event I remember clearly Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 9 2011, 7:26pm
        Of course it counts! // Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 9 2011, 7:59pm
        I also remember Stevie Ray Vaughan's death. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Dec 9 2011, 11:39pm
        We sang "Imagine" in church this morning <3 // Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 11 2011, 7:11pm
            of course you did Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 11 2011, 9:13pm
                You know us all too well :-) // Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 12 2011, 3:25am
                    born and raised in the briar patch! // Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 15 2011, 3:41pm
                Mods up!// GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 11:31pm
            The children sang his "Happy Christmas" dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Dec 12 2011, 12:53am
            i always loved that song! greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Dec 12 2011, 6:48am
                Me too! Marillė by the Sea Send a private message to Marillė by the Sea Dec 14 2011, 10:37pm
    Blimey, you people are OLD! Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 9 2011, 10:04pm
        I may be old. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Dec 9 2011, 10:08pm
            Or as my husband says: Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 9 2011, 10:43pm
        what fun is there in that? Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 9 2011, 10:32pm
        I love it when young whipper snappers say that... silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 9 2011, 11:04pm
        Eh? What's that you say? I can't hear you because I'm OLD!! Alassėa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassėa Eruvande Dec 9 2011, 11:11pm
            I hope people didn't get insulted Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 9 2011, 11:33pm
                I can only speak for myself. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 10 2011, 12:07am
                    I thought it was funny, too. Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 10 2011, 1:26am
                No, no Faenoriel silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 10 2011, 3:52am
                Our obsession with youth is so silly zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 11 2011, 6:08am
                It was a compliment until... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 11:36pm
        LOL! Old is just a state of mind. ;) Maiarmike Send a private message to Maiarmike Dec 10 2011, 1:47am
            I think I used to believe... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 10 2011, 3:17am
                Thank you. Maiarmike Send a private message to Maiarmike Dec 10 2011, 4:20am
                Or Roger and the boys... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 11:40pm
        I've lived 60 years, yes, but I'm not old yet! Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 10 2011, 3:33pm
            That's what was implied Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Dec 10 2011, 3:46pm
            You must be descended from Bullroarer Took:) zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 11 2011, 6:34am
                one of my great-aunts Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 11 2011, 9:18pm
                Bullroarer? GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 11:43pm
                    Congratulations, you passed my little test to see if anyone would notice...you buying that???:P zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 24 2011, 7:36am
                        Of COURSE, gentle zarabia! GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 24 2011, 9:07am
        As (apparently) the oldest person here, Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Dec 11 2011, 4:49am
    "I counted them all out and I counted them all back" Hengist Send a private message to Hengist Dec 10 2011, 12:02am
        Ah, you mean . . . Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Dec 10 2011, 1:16am
        ah, a well known quotation! greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Dec 12 2011, 6:44am
    this historic event is not mentioned... willowing Send a private message to willowing Dec 10 2011, 10:18am
    I picked other Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Dec 10 2011, 1:07pm
        It seems like Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 10 2011, 5:10pm
            To be fair... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 11:50pm
    Watergate ByThorinsBeard Send a private message to ByThorinsBeard Dec 11 2011, 10:52pm
    Kennedy assassination FantasyFan Send a private message to FantasyFan Dec 12 2011, 5:13pm
    Sputnik; Kennedy v. Nixon 1960 campaign; Berlin wall; Cuban missile crisis ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Dec 14 2011, 11:48am
        The Cuban missile crisis . . . Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 15 2011, 3:49pm
        Nice to see the Berlin Wall RAISED as opposed to falling make the list... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 11:53pm
    Princess Diana & 9/11 Marillė by the Sea Send a private message to Marillė by the Sea Dec 14 2011, 10:35pm
        I felt the same way about her not wearing a seatbelt and I'm a LOT older// GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 11:56pm
    John Lennon's assassination... diedye Send a private message to diedye Dec 15 2011, 7:11pm
    Fall of the Berlin Wall HappyHobbitess Send a private message to HappyHobbitess Dec 20 2011, 7:20pm
        My son remembers that because Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 24 2011, 1:43am
    Depends upon what is 'news'... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 10:01pm
        It is whatever you define it to be. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 23 2011, 11:44pm
            I asked my Mum if I would be drafted... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 23 2011, 11:58pm
                You are a master of irony. // Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 24 2011, 12:12am
                    Only when one faces a fear may it be defeated... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Dec 24 2011, 12:16am
    The Watergate hearings interrupted Lothlorian Send a private message to Lothlorian Dec 26 2011, 10:29pm
        The JFK funeral interrupted Captain Kangaroo. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 27 2011, 10:02am
    I was 11 when JFK was assassinated. grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Dec 30 2011, 9:09pm
        A few years ago we found a time capsule in our house Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 30 2011, 10:08pm

 
 
 

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