Truthful Tuesday 22nd November: my response

I asked earlier if you could remember what you were doing when JFK was shot on this day in 1963.

I was 7, and as the day was a Friday, it would have been a school day, so that’s about as much as I can remember.
However, I can remember being allowed to stay up and watch the moon landing on July 20th 1969. My parents and sister were glued to the television in awe.

On 16th August 1977, I was reading in bed when it was announced on Radio Luxembourg that Elvis Presley had died. I cannot remember the book, but all adverts were cancelled and only Elvis records played for the remainder of their air time.

On September 11th 2001, I was working in the finance department of an American Bank when the planes hit the World Trade Centre. Everyone in our building was in shock as we gathered round the TV in the social room. If ever there was a example of working together as a team and stepping up to the mark, then our guys in IT and every other department did just that.

On 8th September 2022 Hubby and I were at home when news of the ill health of our Queen was announced. We tuned in to youtube regarding coverage of that and the events leading up to the announcement of her death at 6.30pm.
It was the end of an era as she was the only monarch we had known, having ruled for 70 years and making history as our longest reigning monarch.
We watched the funeral on Sky News on Monday 19th September.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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17 Responses to Truthful Tuesday 22nd November: my response

  1. I can remember all these events too. Of course we are much of an age. I would also add 8 December 1980, the day John Lennon was shot. Another day I remember clearly what I was doing when I heard the news.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    We share all those landmarks ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  3. murisopsis says:

    I remember when JFK was assassinated – mostly that it was the first time I’d seen my mother cry. She was dusting in preparation for Thanksgiving while the radio played. Then the music stopped and the announcement was made and she stood stock still and just wept. I didn’t understand the significance of the news (I was 5) but I do remember that while we were visiting my grandparents we watched the funeral on TV… it was a very somber holiday that year.

  4. glyn40wilton says:

    I was too young to remember what I was doing when JFK was shot and I’m wracking my brain to remember where and what I was doing regarding other events like that.

  5. glyn40wilton says:

    I’ve just remembered (thanks to your reply) that my brother and I were asked to play as many Elvis Presley singles at a pub disco we were booked to play the day after he died. People were bringing in their own.

  6. I remember the day JFK was shot for it was the day I first wrote a rhyme. I was a Cub getting ready to do a show in our Methodist church hall when it was announced. For info, this is how it went,
    We are the First Lyns
    happy and gay
    we have a motto
    this what we say
    โ€œDo your best.โ€
    Not bad for a nine year old, pity I havenโ€™t got any better.

  7. Hammad Rais says:

    August 31, 1997 – The death of Princess Diana.
    As soon as the news hit the airwaves, my family was glued to the TV for the rest of the day. It was as if she was the princess of my country.

    • My MIL told us, or should I say, she shouted it at me in her kitchen because we didn’t know. We watched the funeral and I am still in awe with all those flowers. There were similar tributes for our Queen too and all those Paddington Bears……………

  8. Hammad Rais says:

    As for September 11th, 2001, I was in my college on that day. I didn’t found out about the incident until I returned home.

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