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The Day Men Cried

Posted on 10/31/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your Lifeby Jeff Golomb I was in sixth grade on that beautiful Friday afternoon. It was unseasonably warm for November on Long Island, New York. We had our Spanish lesson every Friday after lunch, and I was captivated, as usual, by our exotically beautiful Spanish teacher. Our regular teacher, Mr. Anderson, always stepped out of the classroom during our forty-minute Spanish lesson. >> Share your memories of November 22, 1963 at our JFKMemories blog. Mr. Anderson was a kind, friendly teacher, …

Lost Innocence on 11-22-63

Posted on 10/29/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your Lifeby Donna Wilson, Ed. D., Durham, N.C. The crisp and colorful days preceding November 22 were typical for any Midwest autumn. Everyone was looking forward to Thanksgiving and, of course, school holidays! >> Share your memories of Nov. 22, 1963, on AARP’s Tumblr I was a junior at North High School, Columbus, Ohio. Returning from lunch break that day, my classmates and I were waiting for the instructor to unlock the chemistry laboratory for our next class. It was just …

JFK in Dallas on November 22, 1963 — Two Eyewitnesses

Posted on 10/28/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeBen Jones, Dallas, Texas I was there. I was a senior in high school in Dallas.  We were allowed to leave school (with parental permission) to go see the Motorcade downtown.  A group of us drove downtown and got a spot on Main just a bit back from Dealey Plaza.  We watched and cheered as the Presidential car and all the other vehicles passed and turned out of our view as they made the jog across Houston and down Elm …

Memories of JFK

Posted on 09/26/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today“There are still times when I hear ‘Hail to the Chief’ playing, and for a split second think I will see him coming down the steps of Air Force One or on TV, still young and still alive. Or maybe I am unconsciously wishing myself to the past, when I was young and so many more of my family and friends were alive.” ( When we launched the blog this summer, our hope was to collect many remembrances of …