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Post  Doc Watson on Tue May 03, 2011 11:33 am

That Bin Laden Was Dead
I was sitting at home around one pm yesterday when my wife came home and told me that Bin Laden was dead, We turned on the radio and it was the first thing we heard.

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Post  Doc Watson on Tue May 03, 2011 11:35 am

That John Lennon Had Died
I was teaching at a small country school and my house was next to the school . After work I went home and turned on the news. The shhoting Of John Lennon was the first item.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue May 03, 2011 11:42 am

Doc Watson wrote:That Bin Laden Was Dead
I heard it here first.

Doc Watson wrote:That John Lennon Was Dead
John Lennon is dead? Shocked

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Post  Doc Watson on Tue May 03, 2011 11:48 am

When Princess Diana Died
[u] It was after church one sunday I was driving to opem my shop as in those days Sunday trading was only allowed every so often. The radio was on and suddenly the program was halted and an announcement made that it was believed that Diaa had died in a car crash in France.

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Tue May 03, 2011 12:08 pm

Doc Watson wrote:That Bin Laden Was Dead

I was on the computer at like 11:30 yesterday and saw a thread, wasn't sure if it was serious but then more and more started popping up and I heard about Obama was going to address the nation and it turned out to be legit.

Doc Watson wrote:That John Lennon Had Died

I was not alive when he died so it wasn't really a surprise to me when I first heard he had died.

Doc Watson wrote:When Princess Diana Died

I do not know or care anything about "princesses"

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Post  Doc Watson on Tue May 03, 2011 1:32 pm

[b][u]President Kennedy Was Shot

I was working aa delivery boy at a newsagents when early on saturday morning the news came through. When I ater told my parents they refused to believe me.
They later apologised.

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Post  precinct14 on Tue May 03, 2011 5:56 pm

The cost of a first class stamp had risen to 39p?

I'll never be able to forget it. I was standing in the queue at my local post office, when I got to the front, and asked for a first class stamp. Talk about walking hand in hand with history.

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Post  precinct14 on Tue May 03, 2011 5:58 pm

The cost of a first class stamp had risen to 39p?

I'll never be able to forget it. I was standing in the queue at my local post office. When I got to the front, I asked for a first class stamp. Talk about walking hand in hand with history.

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Tue May 03, 2011 11:17 pm

precinct14 wrote:The cost of a first class stamp had risen to 39p?

I'll never be able to forget it. I was standing in the queue at my local post office, when I got to the front, and asked for a first class stamp. Talk about walking hand in hand with history.

I've never bought a stamp in my life. Gmail and facebook are free.

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Post  precinct14 on Tue May 03, 2011 11:30 pm

Captain Hi-Top wrote:
precinct14 wrote:The cost of a first class stamp had risen to 39p?

I'll never be able to forget it. I was standing in the queue at my local post office, when I got to the front, and asked for a first class stamp. Talk about walking hand in hand with history.

I've never bought a stamp in my life. Gmail and facebook are free.

You should try it sometime. It can be quite exciting. You've never sent a Christmas card via your postal service then, I take it?

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Post  tatiana on Tue May 03, 2011 11:34 pm

precinct14 wrote:
Captain Hi-Top wrote:
precinct14 wrote:The cost of a first class stamp had risen to 39p?

I'll never be able to forget it. I was standing in the queue at my local post office, when I got to the front, and asked for a first class stamp. Talk about walking hand in hand with history.

I've never bought a stamp in my life. Gmail and facebook are free.

You should try it sometime. It can be quite exciting. You've never sent a Christmas card via your postal service then, I take it?

Or waited by the letterbox at the front gate, for a birthday card

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Tue May 03, 2011 11:35 pm

No.

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Post  ISN on Tue May 03, 2011 11:49 pm

September 11 2001 World Trade Center

I was in a little village cafe on the outskirts of Madrid

Michael was at the bar ordering lunch - it had been a very relaxing day and we'd been looking at properties to buy in the town

I got to the counter and saw the twin towers with people jumping out of them and the plane crashing into the buildings.....

that TV image is the most memorable of my life

I bought all the British newspapers the next day

we boarded a plane for Australia ten days later and I was a mess......a complete mess

it devastated me

I was in my council flat bedroom in Camberwell and turned on the radio when I woke up to find out that Diana was dead.......it was such a shock.......

I was playing ping-pong in sand in the recreation area of a resort on Vilingili Island in the Maldives when Princess Diana married Prince Charles

I was sitting on a rocky beach on the island of Malta when I first heard someone sing 'Blowin' in the Wind' with a guitar

that's also where I first heard the Sex Pistols and Bob Marley

that's also where Midnight Express was filmed and where the Popeye movie set was which was about one third less in size than normal houses etc......

we used to get ripe figs off the trees to eat

and my Aunt made the nicest pasta I've ever tasted with ingredients she bought at the market - she made fresh mozzarella ravioli

just rambling now....hehehe

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Post  Doc Watson on Wed May 04, 2011 12:30 am

When Elvis Died
It was my wife's birtday and we were expecting our first child in a month or so. We were living in a country town called Gerang Gerung and were out driving when the news came on the radio . It was a strange moment.

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Post  ISN on Wed May 04, 2011 12:43 am

I bet it was a strange moment for Elvis too.......(insert perfunctory "He's alive and working as a mechanic in Des Moines" joke)

wow - I like the new dashboard......

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Post  Blondie on Wed May 04, 2011 12:52 am

That Bin Laden Was Dead



I was in the tub about 10 PM local time, when a friend texted me to ask if I was watching the news. My heart sank...I thought we'd been attacked by terrorists again. She wrote back that I needed to get out of the bath because Obama was about to address the nation, I nearly shrieked. Moments later, I received the message that Bin Laden had been killed and I felt much better. Fuck you Osama for disrupting my relaxing soak even in death!

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Wed May 04, 2011 1:28 am

Catherine wrote:September 11 2001 World Trade Center

I was in school (5th grade). It was on every TV in the building.

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Post  ISN on Wed May 04, 2011 1:32 am

ah, so that's the reason for it (adamant anti-royalism etc) - the unabashed folly of youth.......

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Post  LaRue on Wed May 04, 2011 3:37 am

Catherine wrote:September 11 2001 World Trade Center
My dad picked me up from school, I was 8, and told me that something really bad had happened in America, our family was ok but in the car on our way home I had to hold his phone up to the radio so my Mom on the other end could hear what was going on. I couldn't believe what what was happening.

Doc Watson wrote:That Bin Laden Was Dead
Mom came in my room to wake me up saying "I have two pieces of infomation for you, one will affect you short term the other long term. Dad's making pancakes for breakfast and Osama's dead"

The 7/7 bombing is a day I won't be forgetting in a hurry. It was the penultimate day of school before we broke up fo summer and the day of our annual inter-house dance competition at school. My house was doing Thriller and I was dressed up like a zombie. We were practicing all morning, then at morning break rumours went around that bombs had gone off in London. We all congregated in the front entrance in a surreal assortment of crazy outfits, crowded around a little tv trying to find out what was going on. There was mass panic because lots of peoples' parents work in London due to the close proximity. Plus the mobile networks were all down. What an absolute nightmare. Luckily my Mum had got through to dad to hear he was fine, and relayed this message on to me. My sister was at orchestra rehearsal then and I went to tell her Dad was ok. Our music director was pissed off that I had interrupted their rehearsal and made me tell the whole orchestra what I wanted to tell my sister. Turns out none of them knew what had happened...there was such a stunned silence...I felt so awkward. We carried on though, my house won the competition! Then we went home and spent hours watching the news, I couldn't believe the terrorists had finally come to us.



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Post  Doc Watson on Wed May 04, 2011 10:22 am

September 11 2001 World Centre
I was at home I had just gone on to the computer when my wife who was watching tv in another room called me in , and we watched it in horror.

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Post  Doc Watson on Wed May 04, 2011 10:43 am

When Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing in the sea off Portsea in December 1967 I was sitting at home writing christmas cards. It was the day before I started work in the Public Service.

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Post  sil on Thu May 05, 2011 11:47 pm

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Post  sil on Fri May 06, 2011 12:23 am

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Post  Doc Watson on Fri May 06, 2011 12:56 am

my first memory is tipping a paint tin on my head when I was 2 . My mother claims I was told this and do not really remember it . I have memories of many things from the age of 3.

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Post  sil on Fri May 06, 2011 1:03 am

"We make up our past"


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