Sunday, February 15, 2009

Do you remember?

JFK being shot?

Or the day Elvis died?

Or even the day this John Lennon
was taken from us?

Or the day Reagan was shot?

How about the day the space shuttle
fell from the sky?

Or the OKC bombing?

Or the day The twin towers fell
and we cried?

Now I'm not being totally morbid, these are days that all of the 'baby boomer generation' cannot forget. I barely remember the day John Lennon was shot, I looked up at my grandmother who was a big fan, said 'What's wrong baboo?' She said 'Nothing, someday you will understand.' Took me several hours and I finally asked my eldest sister. She told me 'John Lennon died' OK I'm five, who's John Lennon? I eventually found out.
The day the Space Shuttle fell from the sky. I was at school, the big thing was at that time was to go watch the Shuttle lift off. Of course, no one knew what was going to happen. We watched it go up and up, and then boom. I don't think there was one that was not crying.
The OKC Bombing. I was watching TV waiting for my husband to come home. I had fell asleep. He came home woke me up and said 'What movie are you watching?' I said ' I don't know!' We watched a little longer come to find out we were not watching a movie.
And of course we all remember 9/11.....I was at home. With my sons, and Gram had called saying that she was scared for my brother who was in Texas, scared that they might go wild and head to Texas.
All of these are scary things. Losing loved ones in an attack, losing a favorite singer, the thought of losing a President, or even losing a President, or even an accident. In life we never know what's going to happen from day to day. We hope and pray for the sun to raise tomorrow and nothing will happen. But the unknown is apart of life, something we all need to get used to. Maybe teaching our children about the past, our future will be brighter?

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