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Thread #148231   Message #3440584
Posted By: Charmion
22-Nov-12 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Nov 22: Anniversary of Kennedy Killing
Subject: RE: BS: Today: Anniversary of Kennedy Killing
22 November 1963 was my Dad's 44th birthday. I was nine, in Grade 5 at Manotick Public School. The death of President Kennedy was the lead item on the CBC news that evening, in odd contrast with the orange-flavoured birthday cake provided -- as always -- by Granny.

The first time I ever saw a television in school was for the funeral procession, of which I remember only the black horse and the backwards boots.