Every generation has major life events.. things that everyone remembers exactly where they were when they happened. In my parents generation it was the JFK assassination. I feel like, in my lifetime, there have been quite a few major events that I will never forget. Maybe it’s just in my nature to “Never Forget.” Having a Birthday on a day like Pearl Harbor Day (the anniversary of it… I’m not THAT old) gave me a unique perspective on days of Remembrance. I’ll bet those with birthdays today know what I’m talking about.
So in addition to my usual “What I’m Loving This Week,” I thought I would add a “Where I Was When” section as a tribute to the anniversary of Sept 11th…
Where I Was When…
They announced the OJ verdict… High School English class. The teachers all stopped class so we could watch the verdict on the monitors.
Princess Diana was pronounced dead… I was on a date with my first boyfriend. We turned on the car radio and heard the news. I went home, and woke up my mother.. a huge fan of Lady Di. She remembers that that was the moment she found out as well.
September 11, 2001… I was in college at Worcester State. They evacuated the school, but I was between buildings when they made the announcement, so I had no idea what was going on. I actually have a whole essay about that day on my comedy website.
Michael Jackson was pronounced dead…. I was in a stand-up comedy workshop in NYC. One of the comics was looking at his phone and said, “Guys, Michael Jackson’s dead.” We were all like, “yeah, okay… what’s the joke?.” He was like, “No..” pointing to his phone.. “it’s real.”
William & Cate’s Wedding… I woke up (well, my Mom woke me up) early to watch this on TV. It was a nice moment to spend with my Mom. I wanted to end on a happy event.
Are there any “I remember where I was” memories you would like to share?
Now the Links…
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