[LMB] This is a test

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Mon Sep 4 06:06:29 BST 2017


On Sep 3, 2017, at 3:13 PM, Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
> 
>> On Sun, Sep 03, 2017 at 01:43:13PM -0700, A. Marina Fournier wrote:
>> Also, the preprogrammed part of my brain takes off from the subject header:
>> 
>> This is a test. This only a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. Repeat, this only a test. (Then long tones)
>> (somewhere in there was possibly words to the effect of "Had this been a real emergency, you would be directed to go to the nearest emergency shelter")
>> 
>> Started about the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, as it was called in the US. Can't remember when the duck & cover routine started in schools, but might have been 61/62. Don't recall it in '60, didn't happen the several months in Okinawa, and I can't recall much of anything in 2nd grade. Didn't happen school years 65-67 in Albuquerque, and I'm not sure that exercise had continued when back in CA afterwards.
> 
> I remember it in the 1950s, prolly '53, '54.

Marina: 
I was an "infink" then, and not in the States

A. Marina Fournier
Saffronrose at me.com
You may very well think so, but I couldn't possibly comment.


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