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Post by ltollefs on Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:48 am

I remember being in the traffic on Hwy 405 in LA when the news came over the radio...

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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:32 am

I was in my basement student apartment and heard it over Syracuse University student radio station in Oswego NY. I was very upset.

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Post by Trailrunner on Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:13 am

We had just moved to Southern Oregon and picked up the paper while having coffee on our deck on the Applegate River. We cried and cried.

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Post by viajero on Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:52 am

ltollefs wrote:I remember being in the traffic on Hwy 405 in LA
Traffic on the 405??

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Post by brigitte on Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:10 am

I was at the Waldorf in New York in the Zebra bar when I heard the news . A patron there wanted to pick up a couple of whores and they refused because they were too depressed to work because of the death of John Lemon. The old man got man and called security to have them kick out but the security refused as they were not working so the old man said he was a guess and started making a scandal so the whores left bu as they were leaving one of them stuck up her lit up cigarette in the face of the old man who started screming..the women disappeared.. I will never forget that day,

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Post by ltollefs on Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:19 am

viajero wrote:
ltollefs wrote:I remember being in the traffic on Hwy 405 in LA
Traffic on the 405??
We were heading from Huntington Beach to Wilmington, if memory serves - it was 35 years ago, after all - and we were on a highway. I guessed that it was the 405. At the very least, I can assert with authority that we were on land. Somewhere.
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Post by viajero on Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:26 am

ltollefs wrote:
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ltollefs wrote:I remember being in the traffic on Hwy 405 in LA
Traffic on the 405??
We were heading from Huntington Beach to Wilmington, if memory serves - it was 35 years ago, after all - and we were on a highway. I guessed that it was the 405. At the very least, I can assert with authority, that we were on land. Somewhere.
What the heck were you going to Wilmington for?crack? Very Happy
I spent 25 years and about a million hours commuting to work on the 405..I don't miss it.

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Post by brigitte on Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:48 am

Sorry guys I wrote John Lemon instead of Lennon..morning are tough...

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Post by ltollefs on Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:13 am

viajero wrote:
ltollefs wrote:
viajero wrote:
ltollefs wrote:I remember being in the traffic on Hwy 405 in LA
Traffic on the 405??
We were heading from Huntington Beach to Wilmington, if memory serves - it was 35 years ago, after all - and we were on a highway. I guessed that it was the 405. At the very least, I can assert with authority, that we were on land. Somewhere.
What the heck were you going to Wilmington for?crack? Very Happy
I spent 25 years and about a million hours commuting to work on the 405..I don't miss it.

There was, maybe is, a diver training center there. A buddy wanted to work on the rigs in the gulf and thought that would be a good place to start. We were on our way to check the place out. It didn't work out for some forgotten reason.
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Post by viajero on Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:24 am

That makes sense,there is a dive school there,I used to dock my King Cruiser 29 in Wilmington,it's a sketchy town.

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Post by Clete on Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:18 pm

I was at sea somewhere between Manila and Singapore. We didn't get much work done that day.

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Post by WDBarr on Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:40 pm

For God's sake people...he was singer in a band...get over it...he's dead and gone!!

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Post by Rosa Venus on Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:04 pm

Interesting. I live in a town in Mexico where most of the foreigners are older than me. As I read this thread, I was trying to remember where I was when I heard the news….and I have no idea. I was a little too young for Lennon to represent something important to me, but I certainly remember when he was murdered and that it meant a lot to a lot of people. I could see and feel that by the outpour. He was an Icon. A poet even. He moved people.

And then I read this:

WDBarr wrote:For God's sake people...he was  singer in a band...get over it...he's dead and gone!!

This post, in my view, represents a total lack of understanding and respect for the opinions and feelings of others. Since we are in the public portion of this forum, I'll leave it at that.

RIP / DEP
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Post by Zedinmexico on Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:12 am

WDBarr wrote:For God's sake people...he was  singer in a band...get over it...he's dead and gone!!

Obviously he changed lives or we wouldn't feel like this. I truly feel sorry for you if you never understood what Lennon and the Beatles stood for. He was so much more than a singer in a band or a songwriter he was a spokesperson for a whole generation worldwide. You missed something in life Barr. I can imagine what else you missed in life.

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Post by Trailrunner on Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:54 am

Well said, Z, looks like Barr still doesn't get it.
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Post by gringal on Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:56 am

Trailrunner wrote:Well said, Z, looks like Barr still doesn't get it.

If you can read the words to "Imagine" and you don't get it.......it's hopeless.

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Post by annied on Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:01 am

Yes, well said Z. I had the tv on but not really watching it, it was football. Howard Cosell broke the news to me. Upset? Yes, you could definitely say that.
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Post by Smartalex on Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:12 pm

I also got the news from Howard Cosell...cried for days afterward...needed a towel to soak up the tears. (Click on the Youtube logo to view.)

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Post by David on Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:54 pm

I too was watching football. My brother called me and gave me the sad news.
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Post by hockables on Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:44 pm

Betcha Barr still hasn't gotten over Lennon proclaiming " We're more popular than Jesus " 1966... Beer

Generations Identify with Lennon as A Man Of Peace, An Anti-War Crusader, An Activist, And A Bitch'n Song Writer...

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No Hell below us
Above us only Sky



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