Where were you 20 years ago today?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Nobody Special, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    When the space shuttle Challenger exploded?

    Easy for me to remember. I was in the hospital maternity waiting room waiting for my son to be born.
     
  2. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    I was......No where...lol, I didnt exist yet...lol:cool:
     

  3. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    I was in school watching it on TV because our 5th grade teacher was one of the finalest to go. It was very sad that day.
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I was working running deliveries for a company, I herd it on the radio while driving.
     
  5. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    i was in j.r. high, took the day off because i was sick (lazy!). was layin on the couch watching "the price is right", they interupted the showcase-showdown to televise the launch. i was furious, i wanted to see who won! i watched it go up, then explode and i went "holy crap"! was glued to the tv for the rest of the day.
     
  6. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    I don't remember where I was at the time, sure do remember the video on TV it was a vary sad day.
     
  7. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    I was around the Philllippines at the time waiting to see if they were going to try to execute Corazon Aquino(sp), my ship was one of the ones that would transport her out.
     
  8. Cataholic

    Cataholic Guest

    I was down in my #3 barn feeding chickens (Tyson) when Renee my wife, sent my daughter down to tell me the sad news. Just like 911 you had to watch those awful fireballs over and over cause it's all that was on the tube.

    It was also my Daughters 11th Birthday, she sure was a cutie back then. Time flies when you're havin' fun & babies, though it don't seem like it was that long ago.
     
  9. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    I had just got out of the hospital the day before and was at home watching it on TV.
     
  10. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    I was in the 1st grade. They told us about it on the P.A. system. Went to a school out in the sticks we didn't have a t.v. there.
     
  11. dgde4x4man

    dgde4x4man New Member

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    I was watching it on TV in our science class in Junior High.
     
  12. Ulizth

    Ulizth New Member

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    I was in a Navy school up in Great Lakes.
     
  13. topjimmy

    topjimmy New Member

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    I was at school. I was in the 8th grade. All we did the rest of the day was watch coverage on the news.
     
  14. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Thomas, that must put you right about the 30 mark. I was sitting in my art/science class in the 5th grade also. Mrs. Vance, our art and science teacher was also one of the finalists. I remeber how sad we were that day, but how glad we were that she wasn't the one chosen to go.
     
  15. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    i was somewheres tween tx and cali running down the road pulling 80k of pete and trailer
     
  16. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    I was at K.I.Sawyer AFB in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan..we all stared in disbelief at what we were seeing.:crying:
     
  17. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Well actually I was in 6th grade supposed to have been in 7th grade but I had her the year before. There was news reports from the two networks in our area at the school later in the day that day.
     
  18. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I was in my warehouse and heard it on the radio.
     
  19. MNwiskers21

    MNwiskers21 New Member

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    Hello,

    I was 1 at the time and probably driveing my mother crazy.

    Take Care Everyone!

    Sincerely, Kevin
     
  20. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    i was in high school watching it on the tube.