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A Chain – Where Were You When You Heard About…?

So, Kestrel (whom was tagged by The Game Dame) tagged me to talk about where I was when certain things in history happened.. This isn’t WoW related, so if you are looking for that you are out of luck..

September 11 Attacks

September 11, 2001: I was in my house living in Massachusetts at the time. We were getting ready for work and such when I looked at the TV and saw that some plane had rammed into the towers. It was all very surreal. I had a High-School reunion to leave for on the 13th but, obviously, flying down to Miami wasn’t going to happen. So, we packed up the car and drove down there. Passing well west of NY on the way, we could still see the smoke and such on our way.

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

January 28, 1986: I was in Junior High at the time. Actually I was in Civics Class (ironically enough) when they came on the “P.A” and announced (as they tend to do on P.As) that the Shuttle had exploded. I know we talked about it a lot in class and amongst ourselves.

Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2005: We live in the Orlando area, so that year as with all recent years have been a bit “nailbiting” for us.  We watch weather channel constantly during the “season” now and we watched this one all the way in. Much ado at work as we have employees in the area and lots of things were done to help them out.

Reagan Assassination Attempt

March 30, 1981: I was a young’un at this one.  I don’t really remember much about it, except for seeing it on the news.

John Lennon’s Death

December 8, 1980: This goes with the Regan one.  I was pretty young and I’m not sure I even knew about it at all.  My parents weren’t really the type to follow the Beatles, so…

Kurt Cobain’s Death

ca. April 5, 1994: This I remember pretty well, since I WAS a “fan” of Nirvana at the time. I think we all were like, “wow, kinda saw that coming”.

… And yes, I wasn’t born when Kennedy was Assassinated…

Thanks for listening.  My stories aren’t as good as Kes’ and I’m not going to tag anyone else, but it was a fun romp down memory lane. Cheers!

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