08/19/02 - posted by Patti Poole
I was in, I think the 5th grade, at Commodore Sloat, and it was just as recess was over. The teachers lined us up in the school yard and told us Pres. Kennedy had been shot. I remember my first thought (now...remember, I was only 11) was - "does my daddy still have a job?" (He was US Attorney, appointed by JFK.) I went home and my dad was there..we watched everything on TV, including the funeral. I didn't really understand the impact then, but I remember how upset mt dad was and that was the first time I saw him break down and cry.
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