I Want to Know Where You Were When Jfk Was Shot

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 People


       I was in Lubbock Texas working at a Walgreens type of store and saw it on one of the display TV. A lot of people thought he was great but I don't know why. WW111 almost happen because of him. The Cuban Missile Crisis came within moments of being the end of days...
    Dewduster Dewduster
    66-70, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2009

    We Were In Study Hall

    me and my wife were in study hall help kids get ready for a math test later in the day when the phine rnag and the teacher took the call then she started to cry a few after the the class rooms intercom came on and the school was told what had happened and the bust would be there...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Nov 23, 2011

    Elementary School

    All I remember was all the teachers and faculty crying and sending us home from school.  We lived about three or four blocks from school and I remember picking up the newspaper from the walkway to the front door.  It had the first color photo I'd ever seen in a...
    silkcorduroy silkcorduroy
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2009

    I'Ll Never Forget

    I was a senior in high school and working in the Superintendent's office. Part of my job was answering the switchboard. The bus foreman called the school wanting to know if we had heard anything about the president having been shot and possibly dead. I took the phone call and...
    risenphoenix risenphoenix
    66-70, M
    Apr 8, 2013

    I Remember That Day It Was A Lot Like 9/11 Decades Later.

    I was in 4th grade math class it was mid afternoon.....I'll never forget sister Rosa Marie going down the hall opening up our classroom doors into the class red faced and tearful announcing the presidents been shot! School was closed for days after. All we did was watch the...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Nov 22, 2013

    The Grassy Knoll

    On the day of the assasination I rememeber it was hot and sunny and was on the way home from my Russian lessons feeling very pleased with myself for getting top marks for my composition and as thje president passed by I stood behind a tree by a white picket fence on a grassy...
    Moonbather Moonbather
    56-60, M
    1 Response Nov 30, 2010

    I... Don't Know.

    Since it would take another 29 years before I would even be born... and 1 until my father was even born... I have no idea, really. It's kind of a weird idea that something so big happened and people are still talking about it today, while I have no connection at all with that...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente
    18-21, F
    Mar 22, 2009

    JFK, Rfk, Lennon, Martin Luther King

    i was in my 4th grade class when a kid came in and gave my teacher a note from the office.  i remember her bursting into tears.   it scared me.  she told the class that President Kennedy had been assassinated.  i walked home for lunch (we...
    robyn robyn
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2009

    As I Said

    I was behind a picked fence overlooking a plaza. There has been some question on whether Speechless was there 'Uhm' with me 'Uhm' All I will say to that is "I'm a top"  
    dasmuggler dasmuggler
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2009

    Nightmare "the Day Jfk Was Shot"

    I had stayed home for school and was alone when I heard JFK had been shot. It broke my heart. He was most likely my first nonfamily hero. I was a lonely 13 year old who never fit in many places.
    jackiepratt jackiepratt
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2011

    In Business Class In High School

    I was just sitting in my business class before lunch when the phone in the classroom rang. The teacher answered it and all we hear was this side of the conversation which went something like this: "He's busy in class right now, can't it wait?" ... 'OK, bye". The teacher turned to...
    jgood4u jgood4u
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Sep 25, 2013

    Home Sick

    From elementary school. I remember being pissed because all 7 TV stations showed nothing else for the weekend. I wanted my cartoons!
    Jds4med Jds4med
    56-60, M
    Apr 4, 2013

    I was sitting in my 3rd grade elementary class

    when it was announced and school was dismissed shortly after. I remember the whole class crying! Geez . . . we all new who he was!
    deleted deleted
    Mar 25, 2014

    November, 1963

    I was at home and only eight going on nine when Kennedy was shot. It was the first important newscast that happened in my lifetime and it took me several days to realize the serious implications of the act.
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Apr 21, 2013

    Study Hall

    We were if I remember right we were called to the office and told our mother had called, and we were to go straight home. Soon our mother was home with the lady who also lived with us, and our grandmother came as they were taken over the airport, we did not see them for over two...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Apr 21, 2013

    We Were At Work A Few Days Later

    when the anoncement came on the radio that jack ruby had shot the killler then later that day we were told our grandparents would be coming down for a few days as our mother and Jane where being sent to washington for a few days
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Feb 16, 2012

    I Was 6 At The Time

    I'am canadian but i remember very well when JFK was shot. I was 6 years old at the time and i was in school. I remember the school playing something over the PA system which i did'nt quite understand. There was a lot of cheering and such and then i remember what sounded like...
    gownlover gownlover
    56-60, M
    Nov 22, 2011

    Story #284 Home

    I was 19 years old and had a 14 month old daughter. I was giving her lunch, and we were watching *I Love Lucy*  reruns on TV, when the show was interrupted with a news bulletin. The president of the United States of America had just been shot. I cried so hard, that I made her...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    Nov 23, 2011

    Grade School !!!

    I was in grade school, probably 7 or 8 grade. We were having a movie day. I always got to run the movie projector. Don't remember the name of the movie, but about half way thru it, the principle came over to me and whispered in my ear to turn the movie off, that he had an...
    davis36a davis36a
    Dec 12, 2011


    I was in second grade. When we came out that afternoon to get on the busses to go home, all was very quiet. Typically kids were yelling and screaming, but it was quiet. That was when i learned what happened. I remember watching TV that evening with my parents. Every one was in...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 6, 2012


    Was an egg in my biological mom's ovaries. :D
    Debunkifyme Debunkifyme
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 14, 2009

    It Was Raining....

    In November of 1963 I was in the 2nd grade. I remember the teachers seemed upset and preoccupied about something, though nothing was said to us. When school let out for the day, I went outside and it was pouring down rain. I lived about 15 blocks from the school and...
    Celestiallds Celestiallds
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2009
More Stories