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thadcastle
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Member since Dec 2019
1447 posts

Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
What was your experience and memory of it? Were conspiracy theories popping up right away?


Lsupimp
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Ersatz Amerika-97.6% phony & fake
Member since Nov 2003
68812 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
It happened the same month Ole Miss won their last SEC Championship in football. Think about that.


jctiger73
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2009
153 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
I was in 7th grade. We were in the cafeteria when we heard. The entire school went into church to pray. I watched Oswald get shot on Sunday afternoon and the entire funeral on Monday.


Crow Pie
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Member since Feb 2010
21640 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
I vaguely remember the funeral only.


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GreenRockTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2020
3132 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
My mom and I were talking about this yesterday - she was a sophomore in high school when JFK was shot.

She grew up in New Orleans - and no one in her family liked JFK (even though he was Irish Catholic like us) - she said the first thought that it was communists or Castro that assassinated him - but when Ruby killed Oswald - even more conspiracy theories came out

Later on with the Garrison stuff - there were places that he used to frequent that my family also had connections with - so my family always believed him


miketiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2005
1589 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
I was in the 7th grade at Glasgow during recess. I didn't believe the guy that told me about it at first. Had some kids cheer. There were some really pissed off teachers. I remember crying that night. Very upsetting times.


perch
Member since Jul 2013
45 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
Jim Tague wasn’t cousin. RIP. Dude was scared for a long time after that day.


blueridgeTiger
LSU Fan
Granbury, TX
Member since Jun 2004
14647 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
That was my junior year at LSU.


tigahfan747
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2017
271 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
DAMN


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MimosaRouge
Member since Jun 2020
180 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
Did you get off from school?


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Martini
North Carolina Fan
Near Athens
Member since Mar 2005
46854 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
My mother cried and my father was pissed because he hated LBJ more than he hated JFK.

Friends father was an asst DA in Jim Garrisons office that tried Clay Shaw.


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Wolfhound45
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Central Florida
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
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That was my junior year at LSU.


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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Bat'n Rudge
Member since Oct 2004
45272 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
Bobby, not John.


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Kentucker
Kentucky Fan
Cincinnati, KY
Member since Apr 2013
16306 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
I think conspiracy theories, at least their prevalence, are a recent phenomenon. The 1960s had a whole lot of upheaval but I don’t remember any conjectures beyond what was reported in the news media.


Kashmir
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2014
4337 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
7th grade english class. it came over the intercom and the whole class cheered. english teacher went ballistic on our asses!! kennedy wasn’t liked very much in the southland.


ellishughtiger
Georgia Fan
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Member since Jul 2004
19360 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
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Had some kids cheer


Why were these 7th graders cheering?


OWLFAN86
Rice Fan
OT Mentor
Member since Jun 2004
152891 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
I was 6 days old


fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
32789 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
My dad was in HS at the time and told me that he'll never forget his teacher walking into the class with her face white as a sheet and told them that the president had been killed.

I've been to the book depository and honestly a lot of civilians could make that shot. Granted, moving target etc but I thought it would be further.


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wfallstiger
LSU Fan
Wichita Falls, Texas
Member since Jun 2006
9326 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
7 years old. Remember but far too young to think in terms of conspiracy


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SCLibertarian
South Carolina Fan
Conway, South Carolina
Member since Aug 2013
24345 posts

re: Any old timers around and remember the Kennedy assassination?
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Why were these 7th graders cheering?

Kennedy wasn't liked by a lot of Southerners. My dad says many folks in this part of South Carolina thought LBJ would be a better President because he was a Texan and not a Yankee.


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