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What's the first big news story you remember?
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Poll: What's the first big news story you remember?
Pearl Harbor 0 / 0%
Kennedy assassination 11 / 17%
Watergate 4 / 6%
Fall of Saigon 1 / 2%
Fall of the Berlin Wall 2 / 3%
Challenger explosion 4 / 6%
Oklahoma City bombing 4 / 6%
9-11 18 / 27%
Indonesian tsunami 1 / 2%
Other (please explain) 21 / 32%
66 total votes
 

Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Dec 24 2011, 12:12am

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You are a master of irony. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


GAndyalf
Valinor

Dec 24 2011, 12:16am

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Only when one faces a fear may it be defeated... [In reply to] Can't Post

The fear will only grow to incredible proportion if one keeps one's back to it.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Dec 24 2011, 1:43am

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My son remembers that because [In reply to] Can't Post

I was crying as I was watching the news, and I explained to him that sometimes people cry because they're really happy, and that was new information to him (he must have been eight years old). All through my childhood I remember reading stories of people dying trying to cross the wall, and every now and then someone would succeed.


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Dec 24 2011, 7:36am

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Congratulations, you passed my little test to see if anyone would notice...you buying that???:P [In reply to] Can't Post

Oops! Blush You're right. I guess I always think Bullroarer because I've always liked that name. Thanks for the correction.Smile


GAndyalf
Valinor

Dec 24 2011, 9:07am

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Of COURSE, gentle zarabia! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll buy whatever you sell! Smile Even I'M still young compared to old Gerontius (as is everyone who posts on this board!) I agree that Bandobaras' nickname IS quite catchy. But I was always amused at Tolkien that for Old Took's given name that he chose the Greek word for "old man" (Gerontius). Tolkien was the one who got me started in my own love of words. Evil


Lothlorian
Lorien


Dec 26 2011, 10:29pm

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The Watergate hearings interrupted [In reply to] Can't Post

with the late afternoon reruns of Star Trek. That really steamed my rice!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Dec 27 2011, 10:02am

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The JFK funeral interrupted Captain Kangaroo. [In reply to] Can't Post

I know that sounds incredibly insensitive, but I was seven and that's what I remember.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Dec 30 2011, 9:09pm

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I was 11 when JFK was assassinated. [In reply to] Can't Post

I was sitting on the floor of my Aunt's house when the news came on TV. I can tell you what the carpet felt/looked like, the room, the daylight, the smell... my Aunt's scream. It's all blazed into my memory. I know at the time it rocked my world. School, parent, the news... it still hits me when I think about it.

Then, to my horror as I type it now, 7 years later my eldest daughter was born on November 22.


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.

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