I was a fourth-grader at Faith Christian Academy, Auburn, IN
That day, we had a day off school (winter weather?). Mom, Dad, my little sister, and I were in Fort Wayne, IN
(my little sister was having her artificial legs adjusted there). It was either on the TV
or radio that we heard about the Challenger explosion. I remember seeing it on TV
Strangely, that week had been a terrible week for our school, too. Several people from the school had been tragically killed in a car-train accident (the school librarian, her kids, and one or two other boys in the car all together).
That week was full of funerals for all of them. The day that Challenger exploded, we went to see the body of one of the boys in our town funeral home (after being in Fort Wayne). Altogether, that week was a week of tragedy for both our nation and our school.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)