History Standing Alongside One’s Personal Life
In 1988 the Berlin Wall came knocking down. I wondered what my Uncle Bill would have thought, had he still been alive.
So many of the questions I want to ask my parents or other relatives are dead by the time the questions occur to me. That’s just the way things seem to move. My head’s not in-the-Right-Place, or for whatever reasons, conflicts, etc, our relationship isn’t-in-the-Right-Place, for me to ask them.
Uncle Bill, he never would have believed it would happen in his lifetime. Communism was a big deal to him. It’ll take over, not through force, but by culture, getting us brain dead. The “boob-tube”, as he called TV.
Where was Dad when Pearl Harbor hit. Or Mom. Black Friday.
I’d planned on having kids. I wanted them, or whom-ever, to be able to find out, when the time was right for them to ask.
The format was totally spontaneous. I loved my last line, and kept using it. I add a few wrinkles to it every now and then. Wrinkles being a nod to the Bears game this Sunday.
Every title is a link.
Friday, January 13, 2012
History Standing Along side One’s Personal Life:
The GOP sets up for The Perfect Storm
My visit with Father Maher