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I Remember the Day John Lennon Died

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 30, 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 1 Response Oct 16, 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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    Still single and wanting to be with someone; all the Valentine's Days worth mentioning are parties in elementary school although they were always the same.
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    I hate Valentine's Day simply because I don't have a valentines date yet that's why I never stop searching for that person and I hope I can find someone before the Valentine's Day...
    foreverblue122 foreverblue122 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Just wanna share some weird experience i did plan before valentines day, 2 years ago. I have a friend that time who is really good to me, and he told me once that he likes me(like...
    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I' feel like i need to write this out.Ive had maladaptive daydreaming since I was 5 years old.And no I'm 20. I don't know what caused it,but I think it's because when I was young I...
    skyy23 skyy23 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    all You people complaining that You don't have a Valentine and I'm just over here ordering another Cosplay outfit. I don't need someone to like my it's not mandatory. but I'm not...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 8 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't, mostly because I am not a teenager anymore O.o .. I am not looking to receive any gifts from my partner on that day, I guess I am quite a catch, aren't I! lol
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I would be so happy if I got a valentines card from her. Anonymously, of course. I have never got them and if I did, it would mean it's hers. I myself want to send it her too but...
    Tourion Tourion 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    I was born in 1998, I still remember life before the Internet. I had a normal childhood. When I was a kid I would play in the woods with my friends, build forts, and sneak to the...
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Monday wasn't a good day and neither was today, my mom keep crying and I can't seem to anymore after yesterday when I broke down at his Small funeral. I feel like a joke in the...
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I remember it clearly, we started as friends and we became close friends over the years. We had feelings for each other and we became something more. One day she told me her...
    DonRex DonRex 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I remember I was driving to work when I heard about the first one hitting.I turned up the stereo thinking,that's not a good joke.By the time I got there,I knew it wasn't a joke! Oh...
    eddiesolds eddiesolds 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Recalling yet another death. It just struck me and was highly unsettling. I was stabbed in the chest. The knife or blade or whatever it was pierced my heart directly. The first...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This punishment was by my grandmother. When I was kid, I used to spend the weekend at my grandma's house. I had a bedwetting problem (and still occasionally do). One weekend...
    Elexxa Elexxa 22-25, T 1 Response Jan 29

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    *I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU*Remember when I was young and so were youand time stood still and love was all we knewYou were the first, so was IWe made love and then you criedRemember...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 1 Response Jan 27

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    My father passed away when I was four years old. I can't remember anything about him. I still miss him. Miss having him be a part of my life. I hope I make him proud. "R.I.P...
    angelafireheart angelafireheart 26-30, F Jan 27

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    So... I'm just going to write truthfully about my experience because I've never told anyone. This is going to be long. I suffer from MDD, obviously. I've had this about three...
    d1sc0rdant d1sc0rdant 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    *Looks at last post to remember what was said last* Aha! My friend had a birthday party yesterday, and it was really nice, but my other friend was having our Modernist Society...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Jan 25

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    I love my grandmother. Shes not the real grandmother, shes a sister of my fathers mother. My real grandmother died long ago as i was 5. I was often in grandmothers house as i lived...
    Satyrion Satyrion 31-35, F Jan 25

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    It were some of the best days of my life. My older sister Lily, would always complain to my parents that she wanted a baby sister. She wanted someone to share her girl toys with...
    TimMatthews TimMatthews 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 25

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    I remember three at least in full details and others I only remember tid bits. But every life I've lived I have died before 21, that's in 6 months now and well I'm scared. Maybe...
    lunaticklauren lunaticklauren 18-21, F Jan 24

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    This all really happened, as close as I can recall. Kids!! When I was 8 years old, my mother was in the hospital for surgery and I was at my aunts to be taken care of until...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    It was a day I will never forget, I was 16 years old & my parents went out, I didn't think they would be home for at least 4 hours. I went upstairs & got changed, black bra...
    Joanneforever Joanneforever 56-60, T 1 Response Jan 22

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    I'm a alcoholic,it has become very severe.Two days ago,i drank so much that i passed out ,and unresponsive for 20 minutes.From what i hear,my eyes rolled back and i fell over.The...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 27 Responses Jan 21

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    Imagine without a doubt is a simplistic masterpiece. Something I love so dearly about John's recording style was it was so raw and real, sometimes he hit a sour note or his voice...
    DIlchotome DIlchotome 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 21

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