Friday, November 22, 2013

November 22, 1963

[Photograph by Art Rickerby. From the Life Photo Archive.]

I remember being let out of school early (second grade). I remember standing in the doorway between my brother’s bedroom and mine and being aware that everything was now sad in a way that was beyond any previous sadness. And I remember seeing Lee Harvey Oswald shot on television — that is what’s most vivid. What do you remember?

comments: 2

The Arthurian said...

I was in algebra class when the announcement came. It was garbled.

Girls on the schoolbus were crying.

Television coverage was literally continuous for three days.

Daughter Number Three said...

I was just 4 years old and barely remember. My main recollection is walking to the mailbox with my mother and just a feeling of anxiousness.