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I Was Five Years Old

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I Was Five Years Old

The day was November twenty second, of the year nineteen sixty three. I saw every family member, with their eyes glued to the T.V. It is a day I'll remember, not just because Kennedy had just died. It was the first time, for me, that I saw my momma cry.
Paula Swanson 9/26/2011 For the contest; One Stand Out Day Sponsored by Frank Herrera Placement: 6th

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  1. Date: 10/14/2011 7:42:00 PM
    Rough day! I was in High Schoolan unbelievable day..Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 6:12:00 PM
    Congrats Paula on a well deserved sweet success in one stand out day contest my friend.. a touching piece well written luv..

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 4:25:00 PM
    Nicely portrayed Paula. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 3:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry placing in Frank's "One Stand Out Day" contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 11:17:00 AM
    That must have made it doubly scary! There are some days we all remember where we were and this is certainly one. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 1:09:00 AM
    wow, very short but what impact. I think I must have been about your age too, Paula.

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 11:44:00 PM
    Wow, Paula, what a memory to have! It was such a sad day, I've been in that building from which he was shot from, sad day it was! It made millions of people cry it was so terrible! And for you do see your mom cry, a good reason for you to remember that day! Spectacular write!!