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Miss Lorene Swanay's afternoon kindergarten class in California was seemingly a very happy group, with a few glum exceptions. I'm the befuddled lad holding the sign and flanked by the Tipton Twins. It's chilling to read the date on it; one month later the nation suffered a tragedy we were too young to understand. View full size.