Saturday, November 22, 2008

What I Remember

I was in Mrs. Dubron's second-grade class, and Mrs. Kandel, from the class next door, came in to make the announcement. These many years later I still remember that when Mrs. Kandel told us what had happened almost all of the girls started crying, but none of the boys did. We all went home early that day.

Though this may seem callous in retrospect, I was, after all, a kid, and I remember being most upset that I couldn't watch "The Flintstones" because it was pre-empted. "Pre-empted" was a word I learned from the TV Guide--that and "approximate," as in "time approximate after baseball." I also remember that my mother, who always knew which famous people were Jewish, told me that Jack Ruby was Jewish.


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