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Time Travel

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This is a thought exercise for those of us who were born in the late 40s, 50s, and early 60s. The baby boomer generation. The rest of you will have to come up with your own examples.

Remember when we were kids? World War Two was a big deal . Everyone knew veterans, the war played prominently in TV, movies, and literature. It was a very “living” event. At the same time, the American Civil War was a historical event. There were no veterans, no living connections. The Civil War was just old pictures in books for the most part.

Well, if us baby boomers live to a ripe old age…World War Two is going to be as far back in history as the Civil War was when we were kids. Think about that! Cogitating about things like this helps me step back and see the sweep of history and passing time more clearly. Or maybe I’m just nuts.


Written by unitedcats

June 15, 2006 at 8:33 am

Posted in History, Philosophy

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  1. Those kids will likely know veterans of the wars in the Mideast … today’s wars will be the living ones for them. It does make you wonder … the relativity of history is always fascinating to me.

    Even for me, at the tail end of Gen-X, WWII is a very book-like war … and the conflicts of the 60’s and 70’s and 80’s are more ‘real’ for me. You aren’t nuts … the sweep of history is a fascinating thing, IMO anyway. Maybe we are both nuts, lol


    June 15, 2006 at 9:52 am

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