December 8, 1980- outside of the deaths of my father and all of my grandparents- this would rank as one of the worst days of my life. 39 years ago- when I think about it it feels like yesterday. Its one of those days I remember all the details much too clearly. Watching Monday Night Football- in the late minutes of the game Howard Cosell broke in with devastating news. It’s hard to grasp that John Lennon was forty when he was assassinated and that in a year and a couple months- he will have been gone longer than he was here.