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Old 06-11-2008, 05:24 PM   #25
claybird
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I was a mother with 5 small kids during the Cuban Missile Crisis, AND we lived downwind of Chicago, so I figured that if TSHTF we were toast in a few days if not right away. I remember the terrible feeling of not knowing what was going to happen, and wondering that if we all stayed in the basement for however long, would that just be prolonging the inevitable end.
BUT I didn't let my kids know how frightened I was, and that's where this episode lost me. It was WAY over the top, but then, there wouldn't have been much drama if the characters acted the way we real people did at that time.
OK, I did know one family that had a bomb shelter built in their back yard, but the rest of us kind of thought they were ridiculous.
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