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Every 20 years or so...

#1 Post by AJMD429 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:15 pm

...something happens that 'everyone remembers where they were when they found out'...

the 20's = 'Black Tuesday'
the 40's = Pearl Harbor
the 60's = Kennedy's assassination
the 80's = the Challenger Explosion
2001 = World Trade Center Destroyed

....what next....??? :shock: :?

(....maybe for some of the Snowflake crowd, it was Election Night 2016.... :lol: )
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Re: Every 20 years or so...

#2 Post by Ysabel Kid » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:48 pm

Well, we avoided Hillary being elected. Maybe our luck has turned!
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Re: Every 20 years or so...

#3 Post by 2ndovc » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:21 pm

I've only been around for the last two.

When the Challenger exploded I was in high school. They let us gather in the lunch room and wheeled in a couple of TVs. Lots of emotions going on that day.

On 9/11 my ex-wife had flown out of Cleveland on a business trip that morning to Missouri. I was building a house on the lake and didn't know what was happening until the Coast Guard station about five hundred yards away went into lock down. Just after that my phone started to ring. A friend lived nearby and said I needed to come to his house. Got there just as the second plane hit. Got on the phone to the Ex's company, they were already on the ground and at their destination, but locked down in a conference room and had no idea what was going on. The Ice Queen called about 30 min later to let me know she was ok, but had no way home. I was packing up the truck that afternoon ready to head off to pick up her and her assistant when she called. They had bagged the last two seats on a Greyhound. Picked them up in Clev. and got them home.
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Re: Every 20 years or so...

#4 Post by fordwannabe » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:20 pm

When Challenger blew up I was driving between Deer Lodge Mt and Butte, for a late college course. The professor told everybody to go home. On 9-11 I was on the process of returning to college after a decade or so out of school, and went to take my Algebra pre test to see what if I needed to take th class or could test out. I watched the first plane then heard the news after that. Both memories clear as a bell. I remember when I heard about Reagan being shot also.
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#5 Post by marlinman93 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:34 am

Not sure about the every 20 years thing. I can think of a number of other tragic events that occurred between those others.
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#6 Post by BlaineG » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:53 pm

When JKF was shot, I was in 7th Grade Math Class. Since then our country has endured so, so many harsh blows that I could never name them all. So far, our Constitution and National Ethos has pulled us through it all. I hope the same can be said of the next few years as I have no doubt that a coup is completely underway and the country completely divided.
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Re: Every 20 years or so...

#7 Post by Muddly » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:37 pm

Sounds dangerously close to asking " What's next?" to me!

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