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I Remember the Day John Lennon Died

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    Today marks the day that John Lennon was shot down in front of his home. He always felt save to go out and be around the people and his fans who adored him, but then along came...
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    “I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren...
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    Another sad anniversary of his death...by a madman...You are missed John...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Today is the anniversary of Johns murder in 1980, he was an imperfect soul but his heart was true and spirit kind.In todays world we need him more than ever, we need peace and...
    georgiokr georgiokr 56-60, M Dec 8

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    Manhattan 1998 Ah, grass shopper, Deep in the greedy green turds I was And I, Aye, It was I in the slopfest wallows, Having not shaved or showered or changed for days...
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    the weapons, the women and wine of my enemies bind me with passionate envy and fear I desire ... desire fulfillment entire of my lifeblood and lustful intentions and ire...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Day 47: Watching The Wheels by John Lennon.Yes my theme song in life, " I am just watching the wheels go by, I like to watch them roll."
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    My goat died 3 days ago she was a mother and suppose to have another baby :.( she died mysterious she was health she was put up with the other goats Yesterday my boy goat his name...
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    My mom and I were close when she broke up with my dad we moved away to Texas for 8 years until she passed away "suicide" . I remember a week before I forgot to say I love you just...
    leahdrey leahdrey 18-21, F Nov 23

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    .. He died this morning/afternoon in a car accident. (damn snow) we went to high school together.. he was a grade lower than me. But what I remember most about him is he was always...
    SaraBear87 SaraBear87 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I could have died many times lol. Apparently since birth I was supposed to die. The dumb *** doctor gave my mom medicine so that I wouldn't be born that day, because I was only 8...
    lizardim lizardim 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'LL DO ANYTHING Devember 19, 2014 Film director John Waters is one of my heroes. Although I saw a few of his movies back when I was young, and liked them a lot, it wasn't...
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    Hey Mark, I remember meeting you on here all those years ago. You struck me as a genuine gentleman who didn't want to hurt anyone, only make friends and find some light relief...
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    Carolyn64 Carolyn64 46-50, F Dec 4

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    I can't UNLOVE you, as much as I want to, as hard as I try, as much as you don't and never did deserve it and as much suffering and despair as it causes me, I should hate you. I do...
    fukubus fukubus 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    actually I'm not in pretty sure you will be sad for a few days but after that life will go on you'll only remember to be "sad" when something reminds you of me
    blackscribbles blackscribbles 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    A really good friend of mine passed away in the last week. He got sober about the same time as me about a couple of months after I stopped drinking so did he. I met him on his...
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    My brother just died suddenly because of pancreatitis. My mother found him on the floor of her basement and called 911. At first, we were hoping he would get better. But the next...
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    My cat Fat *** (yes that's his name) died on Thanksgiving Day at 6 am. He shallowed a mouse that had just eaten mouse poison. It broke my heart to see him in so much pain. He...
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    My experience to how I almost died was quite weird actually, I don't know if it's a miracle I survived but it's nice thinking that. When I was still a baby in my mom's stomach...
    Year3thousand Year3thousand 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I think so... This happened in July: I went to the annual carnival with my boyfriend. He thought it opened at one, but he was wrong and we sat around until opening time at five o...
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    "My name is Hazel. Augustus Waters was the great star-crossed love of of my life. Ours was an epic love story, and I won't be able to get more than a sentence into it without...
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    This is was like my sister basically, i can't believe she's dead now /: . It whist crazy she was only 19 years old. I cant even remember the last thing I said to her either. Life...
    ayoolexie20 ayoolexie20 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Day 39: Gallant Journey,1946 starring Glenn Ford. One of director William Wellman's many salutes to aviation. This is the bio of John Montgomery who actually developed a practical...
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    Day 41: Johnny Belinda, 1948 starring Jane Wyman and Lew Awres. Wyman plays a young deaf mute in this wonderful film. She receives an academy award for her performance without...
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    My first memory, was when I was five. My teacher was reading to us about The trail of tears. I started seeing, flashes. Then I saw. Myself as a native boy age five. Walking in deep...
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