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I Remember the Day John Lennon Died

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    The Day John Lennon Died

    What a shock I got when I heard he'd died - found it very hard to swallow.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 May 6, 2012

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    To Be Or Not To Be

    It was grade 12 - we were on our way to see Shakespeare's Hamlet for a school trip (actually Lennon was shot and died the night before) - but my best friend was the biggest John Lennon fan I had ever known - he idolized him, he was his hero. I don't think we had talked much at...
    DeepForest DeepForest 46-50 2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    And Probably Always Will....

    I was a young mother, pregnant with my second child.  We lived in a very small , very empty apartment...I was sitting in a lawn chair, listening to my portable radio when I heard the news.  I was completely devastated!!!  Why???? I could not stop asking why...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2009

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    Watching the Wheels

    I was 11 yrs old.  I remember seeing it on TV.  I was profoundly sad.  Not sure why.  At 11, what kind of real emotion do you have for someone who was not of your generation even.  I was never into Beetles music.  That came later. ...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F Feb 19, 2008

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    My Birthday

    It was December 8th 1980, i was on my way to school (even my birthday!) it had been snowing, i heard it on the radio, I was gutted, Ironically got Just Like (Starting Over) as a present. 
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F Jun 7, 2010

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    It Was The Same Year My Father Died

    December 9, 1980 was an awful day, I remember crying and crying, and not being able to believe that anyone would want John Lennon dead. He was killed the night before, and I did not know it until the next day. I felt like a Mac truck hit me! I remember crying for his...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2010

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    Kevin Magee's Bar, St. Louis

    There was a break from the football game during which the announcement was made. Maggie started singing "Oh, Darling" and everyone in the whole bar joined her in singing it...I'll never forget that night as long as I live.
    Dragon56 Dragon56 56-60, M Mar 22, 2011

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    December 8, 1980 Was a Very Sad Day. :(

       I remember hearing about John Lennon's death on the radio.  I was a sophomore in high school at the time.  My older brother was obsessed with The Beatles since he was a toddler, so I was accustomed to hearing Beatles' tunes blaring from his bedroom stereo...
    azpoet5 azpoet5 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2008

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    Very Surreal

    I'll never forget the exact moment I was told. I was getting ready for school in my downstairs bathroom. No one else was up. My cousin, who lived next door, came over as we used to walk together to school. She and everyone else knew how huge a Beatles fan I was. I started liking...
    MacLen MacLen 36-40, F Mar 20, 2008

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    John Lennon Was A Legend Controversial Young And Naive A Killer Was Loose In New York

    Im forever wanting to change that fateful day. Ive sometimes played it in the back of my mind..I was at my grandmothers house watching the tele. As a newscaster broke in to say, John Lennon had died. He had been shot by a man with a gun. Funny how guns do that to people; even...
    gypsygirly gypsygirly 26-30, F Feb 16, 2010

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    There's A Spaniard In The Works

    I prefer to remember a particular day when John Lennon was alive. He and Yoko made a surprise appearance, with Eric Clapton, at a Blood, Sweat and Tears concert at the University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium. We were prepared for magic in those days, but...
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    I'remember The Day John Lennon Died

    yes i remember the day John Lennon died, I believe it was Dec 8, 1980, I was living in California at the time , my gf told me,all i can say is it was senseless why is all i can say,John in his songs always stood for love and peace violence was not in Beatle songs maybe one or two...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M Oct 16, 2011

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    John Lennon Died Or Was ...

    John Lennon died or was shot down.  On December 1991, I do not know the actual day, or the name of the white man that shot him.  I think is was around the 6th of December, for I had been thinking about my Grandmom, being gone for 11 years, I was in my bedroom reading...
    Windee2gale Windee2gale 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2008

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    Vivid Memory

    When John was killed I was in middle school and had been a Beatles fan since I was 7 years old.  Oddly enough, "Help" was supposed to be aired on TV late-night and I was waiting for it to come on after the football game, so I had the game on.  I wasn't paying...
    suki1967 suki1967 41-45, F Oct 11, 2009

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    I truly admire John Lennon as a musician and singer. I really love the song of his called "Imagine". This song speaks volumes to me about his mind and lovely it would be in his...
    momlovesoutdoors momlovesoutdoors 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    How my heart broke, and was never repairs until the day I met my soulmate who helped me see life, love and I opened up my broken heart and let him come in and fix the damage.
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    I was 7 years old, alone, sad, and I had to grow up much quicker than most kids. I smiled to the world & cried the moment I was alone. I'm now 21 and I can clearly see that this...
    higherminded higherminded 18-21, F Apr 28

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    I remember the Q&A section specifically because it was a bit chaotic. There were cool questions and everything but there was this one woman who was being so hilariously weird...
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    I lost my dad in june of 2014... i came home from work and found him on the floor.. He had been sick for awhile and i was taking care of him. I still tend to reflect on the regret...
    thecprl726 thecprl726 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Day 04: A song you can remember you parents listening to.Ok, so this is one of my moms favorite songs, and mine as well   
    AnjaM98 AnjaM98 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I was friends with this girl…let’s call her N…for about a year, not a long time I know, but I thought we were really good friends and got along well. Obviously, I was wrong...
    chibikari chibikari 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    We all know someone who has passed away. Well, maybe you're fortunate to have not, but I guarantee you know someone who has. Death isn't all as bad as people make it out to be...
    HelloKardashiann HelloKardashiann 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Okay, so I am 19, and I did a few things in refrence to remebering my pastlife. I don't remember much, but I do believe I died in Jonestown. When I was around 5, my family and I...
    Deadpunk18 Deadpunk18 18-21 1 Response May 4

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    when my stepbrother kevin who is 15 and i was 12 at the time. he pulled my bikini bpttoms all the way to the ground when we were at Sunsplash waterpark! he tried to take them all...
    camiincharge camiincharge 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    There are three incidents where, in my opinion, I almost died. I believe on one occasion that my ‘guardian angel’ saved me. The first time I was 2 years old. I was not told...
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    What is a Mother? For me I was lucky I had a friend’s mother stand up for me when I was young, and even before I fully understood what was being done I knew she loved me like her...
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    This will make my second year of being a mommy. And in just a few weeks or months ill be a mom of five little ones and OMG that scares me. My second set of twins! Every moment has...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 4 Responses May 10

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    I don't know how I'm alive, I've come close to death so many times. First, when I was an infant (around six months), my father was carrying me through the yard after a heavy rain...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My cat bare died he was black with green eyes that would change to yellowish. He was my cat he had my personality and my dads personality he didn't like strangers or to be bothered...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Whatever else may happen in my life, I know this much is true...that I am blessed beyond measure to have my two beautiful children in my life, and to be able to call myself their...
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    I don't know which time to talk about... well I guess I can tell you about the first time someone else made intent... The year was 1997 on a dark night around 8:30 PM. I was...
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    Watching videos of Hollywood starlets from years ago, I analyze every movement and expression and wonder what it was like to be them. Natalie Wood's highly expressional doe eyes...
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    Today would've been my friends 15th birthday. I never thought that December 29th would've been the last time I'd ever talk to her again, I remember I would text her all the time...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses May 8

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    when I was 2, she got cancer. really bad cancer and she was only supposed to live for a few more weeks. and she lived for 4 more years- for me. she wanted to make it to my sixth...
    sophietemple sophietemple 13-15, F 2 Responses May 9

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    It's been years since my first breakup. She was my highschool girlfriend, we started dating near the end of my Junior year. She was one year behind me. We dated for almost three...
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    My dog died a horrible, horrible death and it's killing me. My brother came down to visit for the weekend, it was supposed to be a fun time but it cost me my best friend. My...
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    If there's one thing I've learned it's that all the idle time in your life could potentially be wasting your very last time on earth. I have almost died a few times in my life and...
    SimplyTori SimplyTori 16-17, F 1 Response May 7

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    The Worst Day/Night Of My Life(05/10/2001)-"NO!!!" I screamed and resisted with all the energy in my 8 year old body. Fellow passengers didn't even hide their gawking at the scene...
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    Little Johnny wasn't very good at spelling. During an oral spelling exam, the teacher wrote the word "new" on the blackboard. "Now," she asked Johnny, "what word would we have...
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    I remember this guy who was my bestie, he died in a car crash, I never told him that I love him, so now it is to late...
    nath2281 nath2281 13-15, F 5 Responses May 10

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    One my best friends since I was a kid passed away couple hours ago.... I'm honestly so sad but same time I'm speechless I remember talking to her couple days ago and she was...
    chris0478 chris0478 22-25, M May 8

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    Remembering V-E day which resulted in Germany's unconditional surrender on this date in 1945 in Reims, France. Every American should remember the blood which was spilled during WW2...
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