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Kennedy assassination was the pivot in the lives of baby boomers
Kennedy assassination was the pivot in the lives of baby boomers

I am one of those who can easily answer the most singular question of my generation: “Where were you when John F. Kennedy was assassinated?” On this day exactly 50 years ago, I was a seventh-grader at R.H. Thomson Junior High School in Seattle. I was walking from the band room to another class when I saw a boy running in my direction through the crowded hallway. He was shouting something like, “They got him! They shot that bastard Kennedy!”  I remember the kid’s face was filled with a menacing glee. At the time, I didn’t think as much about his expression as I did about what he was saying. Was it true? Within a few minutes, the entire student body was called into the lunchroom. The...

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