proof of age

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Sat Feb 5 14:31:08 UTC 2000

That's mine, too, Andrea.  Much more so than the Challenger, although I
remember at the time of the explosion, a good friend of mine--about six
years younger (20-21)--called and was very upset about the catastrophe.  I
was touched, as well, but not on the same level as this young woman.  Age
must really be a contributing factor in how these events register with us.
It was only around six years earlier when Lennon was shot.  I remember the
day after, just driving around Chapel Hill with the radio on, a local
station playing "Imagine."

> From: "A. Vine" <avine at ENG.SUN.COM>
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 13:37:47 -0800
> Subject: Re: proof of age
> "Steve K." wrote:
>> On Thu, 3 Feb 2000, Kim & Rima McKinzey wrote:
>>> Apologies for going off topic - but I think it interesting that my husband,
>>> a forensic psychologist, when getting a person's history, will ask about
>>> memories of either JFK's assasination or FDR's death - depending on the age
>>> of the patient.  Fortunately or not, younger patients do not have that sort
>>> of defining moment to call up.
>> The Challenger explosion. I was 19 at the time, and everyone I know who
>> was in school or college at the time can provide just as vivid account as
>> our elders can of the JFK assassination.
> Also when John Lennon was shot.
> Andrea

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