The Kennedy Assassination was the defining moment of my childhood, PL.. I remember everything about those four days as though they happened yesterday. I had a marvelous teacher at that time who brought me all of his newspapers, and I created a scrapbook from the clippings.
I have kept journals and diaries since I was about 8, and I still have the journal in which I wrote my reactions and thoughts of that historic time. It's fun to read the words of a 12 year old, but it's also neat to realize that I was a pretty smart kid who was on her way to a lifetime love affair with history!