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  JFK/An Algonquin letter to the editor: Even though I can't remember what birthday presents I got most years, in 1963 I know I got a globe. I even remember that year I brought Hershey bars to school for treats. However, what I remember most was that...

7-year-old's birthday plans were upstaged

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:44 PM

  JFK/A Carpentersville letter to the editor: Personally, I can say that I've lost faith in our government. My faith was shaken by our long and costly involvement in Vietnam and by the Watergate scandal. We as a nation seemed to have gone off the...

Innocence, hope missing after assassination

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:44 PM

  JFK/An Elgin letter to the editor: It was all very unreal and strange, I remember. Presidents don't get shot and killed nowadays, do they? Just in our history books, right? But it was indeed real, and the following days had us glued to our TV's.

'Presidents don't get shot nowadays, do they?'

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:44 PM

  JFK/A Wauconda letter to the editor: We talked about the election in social studies and one day we were told that Sen. Kennedy was going to motorcade down the road in front our school. We assembled out along the road and waited for the motorcade.

Excitement about JFK started with his local visit

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:44 PM

  JFK/A Lake Zurich letter to the editor: We were sad for the Kennedys and concerned that the Russians would do something. Wasn't as bad as the Cuban Missile Crisis, when we were in the same area, but we were on their doorstep and they didn't like it.

At sea close to Russia at time was unnerving

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:44 PM

  JFK/A Wauconda letter to the editor: Folded gum wrapper chains as long as the height of all four Beatles put together - who could build it first? That was the contest on WLS radio, and that's what my friends and I secretly did in class every...

Jolted from a carefree teenage state

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:44 PM

  JFK/A Sleepy Hollow letter to the editor: The assassination broke my heart. I was on tour for rehearsal for "A Thurber Carnival" at the Ford Theatre in Milwaukee. We all froze in stunned disbelief. The show was postponed.

The show went on, provided a diversion

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:44 PM

  JFK/A Campton Hills letter to the editor: Little did I realize that 80 days after the assassination, the second most prominent event of the '60s would take place" The Beatles first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Two momentous events 80 days apart

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:44 PM

  JFK/A St. Charles letter to the editor: My boss told me that I had to gather myself together and take care of my classroom duties. The students had all entered the classroom before the news broke and were preparing for my lecture as if it was a...

Business training class just couldn't go on

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:44 PM

  JFK/A St. Charles letter to the editor: Even though I couldn't put words to the event at the time, I'd have to say that Kennedy's assassination turned out to have monumental effect on my life. For me, JFK's untimely death was the beginning of the...

Death was beginning of end of innocence

Updated: 11/16/2013 12:44 PM

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