Friday, November 22, 2013

Where Was I?

Fifty Years Ago on Nov.22nd

I had graduated from nursing school and just in my first year of marriage.
I was 21 years old.
I was shopping downtown Cleveland in Higbees.
I heard people talking and upset about something and listened more carefully when I heard the murmurings of the terrible news of the president being shot.
I made my way to the television department in Higbees where other people were also gathering.
I don't know how long I was there watching the news but I remember the bus ride home.  
It was totally silent on the bus.
I later found out that my 2nd husband, Jack had also been there in Higbees at the same time.
I didn't meet him for another 14 years.
I was working at St Luke's hospital as my first job as a new RN and was in a ward on an all women's floor when Oswald was shot.  We watched that on a TV in the ward.
I just remembered that as I was thinking about things on this day.
Where were you that day?
Everyone remembers.



  1. I was in Parma, Ohio in 4th grade, I was 9 years old and they put it over the loud speaker. They cancelled school and we walked home.....

  2. I was in high Junior year, dismissed early, watched Oswald get shot was a horrific day, Shirley....:)JP


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