proof of age - I know its off topic but...

A. Vine avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Fri Feb 4 23:44:27 UTC 2000

"Steve K." wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Feb 2000, Kathleen Miller wrote:
> > The Challenger, on the other hand, I sat watching with my sophomore History
> > class, but I would not compare the death of seven strangers to a beloved
> > president. Damn shame, yes, personal loss, no.
> I agree with you on that -- my point was that for those of us who aren't
> old enough to remember (or weren't alive during) the assassination or
> death of a president in office, as with JFK and FDR, the Challenger is the
> closest thing that approximates it, in terms of a segment of the
> population recalling a shared sense of grief.
> That is, I can't know what it was like when JFK died, but I am aware of
> the response to the Challenger, and it's the only thing I can think of
> that comes close to a nation grieving as a unit within my lifetime.
> --- Steve K.

How about when Reagan was shot?

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