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Phyllis Burris remembers where she was when JFK died

Tragedy occurred at 12:30pmCT, November 22, 1963
Do you remember where you were? Your comments are welcome. She had just made quite a change: Going from Breeding to Sparksville to the new consolidated grade center.

By Phyllis Burris

The Breeding Grade Center was moved to the Sparksville Grade Center during the 1963-64 school year. I was in the 6th grade and it was quite a change. There are lots of memories from both places.

We were already in the new school at Sparksville 52 years ago today, because I can remember where I was sitting in Mrs. Mary Wolford' s class when the announcement was made that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. - Phyllis Burris

See also - Roger Lacy: Old Breeding Grade School closed after 1962-63 school year

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