Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Kennedy Assassination Day

I don't know if I've told this story before, but on this day 50 years ago, at Teaneck High School, I heard the news over the PA during a next to last period study hall.

"The president has been shot."

And my first thought was -- who the hell would shoot Timmy McBride?

Who was the student council president.

That's how unthinkable the idea of JFK having been murdered was, kids.

Music posting resumes on Monday.


Jim H. said...

I just put up a playlist for the occasion you might like. Human League, Mekons, Postal Service, XTC, Peter Case, and more

Billy B said...

I've heard you tell the story. It's pretty funny. I was in the second grade and had just come back from lunch at my house (the school was only a block from the house) when I heard the news.

After Kennedy's assassination was the first time I had ever seen my mother cry as she was a huge fan.