1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?
I was at home watching the news when it was announced. I was expecting it that day because earlier news reports indicated that Reagan wasn’t doing well and had taken a turn for the worse. They said, at that time, that his death was not imminent – however, maybe it’s my hospice background and working with Alzheimer’s patients in their last hours…they way they described his condition, I just was expecting it to happen that day.
2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?
On the highway, in my car on the way to work. I was listening to my usual AM talk radio station when I heard about the first plane. Still on the highway when I heard about the second and pulled over to the shoulder of the road when I heard about the third plane. Not sure why I pulled over. I just couldn’t believe my ears. I wasn’t the only one who pulled over….there were dozens who did. It was eerie.
3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?
I was awake, believe it or not. Couldn’t sleep that night and had CNN (gasp!) on my television. I waited for the repeat of the story – because I wasn’t quite sure I’d heard it right the first time.
4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?
Insignificant event. Nope.
5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?
Bubblegum. The light pink color.
6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?
Absolutely no clue. I remember the reports on TV, so I’d have to say I was home.
7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?
March 30, 1981 – I was in 8th grade. They announced it over the loud speaker and then sent us home. I was pretty young – but I remember the picture on the front page of our newspaper. The look on his face was one of shock and wonder…almost as if he were silently asking …”What happened?” and then…”Why would anyone do such a thing?” I remember the look on his face made me very sad that day.
8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?
January 28, 1986. I was a Senior in High School and we were all in the auditorium watching the Challenger takeoff on a large screen. Our whole senior class was in attendance. It was exciting! Until the moment the Challenger exploded – there was utter silence…then the auditorium was filled with questions fueled by fear. It was horrible – I remember the helpless feeling that one has of just watching such an event. Thousands of miles away in a high school auditorium…my thoughts were, “What can I do??” in a panic…then the realization of, “Nothing.” It was bad.
9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?
Doing something more interesting, I’m sure.
This poll was nabbed from Laura.