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    Think for a minute about your first recollections. Compare what you remember with the ordinary things you see today.

    On this one I have somewhat of an advantage...I'm 77 years old.
     
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    My memory starts in the early sixties.

    Things have changed but not as much as I bet you can remember
     
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    My first recollections were of rusty farm implements, outdoor toilets, coal oil lamps, model A Fords, $0.10 a gallon gasoline, door to door beggers, unemployed men who would have given anything for a job to feed their families, county poor farms...etc.

    I have seen this country take advantage of it's middle class and now it is cruelly ridding itself of it.

    The rich and powerful have taken our country and if something isn't done soon...I don't know what the future holds...for any of us.
     
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    My memories start about '46-47. Since most of the time in my youth we lived in very rural communities, my memories include many things that most in my generation did not see. As my interests outside of my jobs were in the outdoors, I have seen much of the changes that the scientists have recorded. Glacial retreat in the Rockies, Cascades, Sierra Nevadas, and the ealier springs and later falls in the Blues.
     
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    They say that when you get old, memory is the first thing that you loose. I forget what they said was second.
     
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    I loved the street lights with a bluish hue, rather than the modern day pinkish hue.
     
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    Thanks.

    I had forgotten about that.
     
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    My first hazy memories were a view from a crib sometime in the very early 50s.

    Post about '54 I have very vivid memories of living on a farm in PA. My early childhood wasn't much different than the childhood that a kid might have had back in the 1850s. We had no TV, I don't even think we had a radio.

    Hell I didn't even see a moving picture (TV or movie) until about 55.

    Changes?

    Oh yeah! I often feel like a TIME TRAVELER, to be honest.
     
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    My memory starts November 22, 1963.

    I can still see in my mind the brown radio we were listening to when my mother stopped ironing and sat down.
     
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    "First thing I remember I was lying in my bed...."
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57RIlznOpDM]Paul Simon - Late in the Evening + lyrics - YouTube[/ame]
     

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