Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Post 2031 - 1971 In Review

Well, this will be a brief one.  Nothing has jogged my memory for what happened to me in 1971.  Here are a very few things.

I turned 7 in 1971.

I remember reading (if that's the word for it when you're 7) a Superman storyline, or parts of it as it was published in several issues and I didn't see all of them, in which there was a fake Superman made out of sand.  It became more and more corporeal until ... well, I'm not sure what happened.  I think he must have confronted the actual Superman at some point, but I never saw the conclusion to this storyline.  It's a fairly famous Superman story from the 1970's, but I don't think it's ever been reprinted in its entirety, which doesn't make sense given how much material does make the cut for reprint.

I would have finished Grade One and entered Grade Two.  My teacher was Miss Coulson, and I am trying to remember if that is how she spelled her name.   I had a crush on her.   Many years later, I saw our class picture from back then.  The clothes she wore!  Typical 1970's stuff.  I am not sure what I saw in her.  It worked out for the best.  I hope I let her down easy.

Honestly, that's about all I remember.

I guess we'll do a bit of business to fill out the rest of this post.  I was thinking about this today when I was downloading some Oracle clients to some application servers, and I wonder what you think about what I am about to tell you.  I am gradually scanning in a bunch of pretty unique photographs, like those of my maternal grandfather in uniform serving in World War II.  I found what is perhaps the only existing photograph of my grandmother's mother, taken not long before her death in a fire that's still controversial in my family.  Over the weekend, I re-found what is probably the earliest picture of me ever, when I was about 1, being held by my mother.  Last evening, I scanned in a very attractive black and white picture of me and my younger sister posing for a photographer who happened to be in the neighbourhood (which people did back then).

Rather than retrofit these pictures into already-existing blog posts, where they might be missed by people who already read them, would you instead like to see a "Life In Review" series of posts in which I highlight these photographs with some written stuff as context?

Please let me know your thoughts.  Thank you.

Meanwhile, I remember much more about 1972.  It was the first  year I could really read on my own.  I joined an organization.  I got my first bike.  I entered Grade 3.  The Beachcombers started.  So much happened, and I will tell you all about it, tomorrow.

See you then.


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