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    One of the things I find extremely fascinating when talking with my elders are all of the things that they have lived through and seen. This got me thinking...what have you all lived to see? What things will you be able to recal when your children and grandchildren ask "Do you remember when.....happened?"

    I am probably going to leave alot of things out but I do recal:

    The day Reagan was shot
    The bombing of Libya
    Iran Contra
    Challenger explosion
    Pope John Paul II's Visit to Los Angeles (1987)
    The fall of the U.S.S.R
    The fall of the Berlin Wall
    The Oklahoma City bombing
    September 11
    Numerous earthquakes (some of which I remember vividly to this day.....Northridge, Whittier Narrows)
    Desert Storm ( I remember being in a Suppport our troops rally)

    I'm forgetting alot...but what do you remember?
    Katie :yea:
    Founding member of the BA I LOVE us!!!
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  • #2
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    Uh, September 11th
    Operation Shock and Awe
    I sorta remember Desert Storm ... not really though.
    Originally posted by drunkmom
    this is my first buzzed post in the DMCA -- I'm really in this club because I'm a bitch more than anything. I've only had to hit the backspace 4 (oops, make that 5) times in (now 7) in this (now 9) (now 15) in this post! Damn, now I'm up to 18! Our neighbors were (19) (20) making tequilla sunrises. I thought I couldn't do tequilla (22) anymore but (24) this stuff (26) was good! It started (27) with an s


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    • #3
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      wow....kind of sad when you actually list them..
      Reagan..
      John Lennon
      the Jim Jones cult murders
      berlin wall
      Challenger explosion
      Pope John Paul II's Visit to Los Angeles (1987)
      The fall of the U.S.S.R
      The fall of the Berlin Wall
      The Oklahoma City bombing
      September 11
      earthquakes...the big one... house broke into 3 pieces :-(
      interesting...the gloomy things stick in our minds more...
      i'm SURE there must've been more good things than the berlin wall fall????

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      • #4
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        Oh, and I also saw the election of a new pope ... even though im not catholic that's kinda cool ... I thought at least ...
        Originally posted by drunkmom
        this is my first buzzed post in the DMCA -- I'm really in this club because I'm a bitch more than anything. I've only had to hit the backspace 4 (oops, make that 5) times in (now 7) in this (now 9) (now 15) in this post! Damn, now I'm up to 18! Our neighbors were (19) (20) making tequilla sunrises. I thought I couldn't do tequilla (22) anymore but (24) this stuff (26) was good! It started (27) with an s


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        • #5
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          Yes, MiceMan I thought of that after I posted. That was amazing!!!!

          One thing we can all say we saw which is happy...the turn of the Century!!!!
          Katie :yea:
          Founding member of the BA I LOVE us!!!
          :sc: FIGHT ON!!!!!!








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          • #6
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            yeah...we didn't get zapped into oblivion! we had a friend over that night..we all decided to 'pray in the newyear' so there we are...a few families...my little ones included & this guy starts going off on all this gloom and doom but we've got faith... .. scared the poop out of us and the kids! then the hilarious thing was.... at the stroke.... our power DID go out!

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            • #7
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              I will definitely be talking about how I watched the Berlin Wall come apart on TV.

              I already regale my daughter with how my whole school was gathered in the multi-purpose room watching the Challenger launch on the movie screen. I'll never forget how scared I felt, and never, never will I forget the looks on the teachers faces. It was terrible.

              Although I didn't know who he was at the time, I remember my mom crying hysterically when John Lennon was murdered.

              My daughter was the one who first saw the footage on the morning of 9/11. She came and got me to explain what was going on. I'm sure she will be telling her kids about that.
              Last edited by Hyperbole; 11-03-2005, 08:11 AM.

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              • #8
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                Remember the day that JFK was shot - heartbreaking.

                Remember the day the United States won the Gold medal in Hockey at the Olympics - happy.
                BarbaraAnn

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                • #9
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                  9/11 :angel:

                  The Dynasty era of the Yankees

                  The Presidential election of 2000 and "Chads"

                  just to name a few....
                  ~~~:ap:~~~

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                  • #10
                    Re: Oh the things we have seen

                    The death of Elvis
                    OJ's trail and car chase that seemed to start a fascination with car chases
                    I can't think of any more right now
                    Sue B

                    Math Geek of Randomness

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                    • #11
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                      Hearing about the Pope getting shot.

                      Diana's car crash.

                      Katrina aftermath.

                      Watching the tsunami footage.

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                      • #12
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                        The New York World's Fair. I got to see IASW!
                        Kennedy being shot. The deaths of Harry Truman, Ike, Churchill, and MacArthur. Walt Dies.
                        John Glenn orbits the earth. Gemini. Man lands on the moon.
                        The first transistor radio.
                        Color TV.
                        The premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which captured the imagination.
                        Woodstock.
                        There's been a lot of incredible stuff!

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                        • #13
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                          A morphing Jackson kid over the years.
                          Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
                          Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
                          Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
                          Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
                          Marge: Pink.
                          Homer: D'oh!
                          Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"

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                          • #14
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                            First memory - JFK's funeral (I noticed JohnJohn at 1 1/2 )
                            Ist Man on the Moon
                            Truman dying
                            Berlin Wall
                            Birth of Punk Rock
                            Sarajevo Olympics - who knew it would never be the same again
                            Challenger Explosion
                            Darby Crash and John Lennon dead on the same day
                            Tomorrowland 1968
                            Nixon in China
                            Vietnam
                            Aids

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                            • #15
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                              9-11, Katrina, Big Typhoon thing..
                              Go Bengals.


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