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WW twice from a different perspective

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by red stripe, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

  2. popcorn

    popcorn Well-Known Member

    We should all fill out one of those books. There are so many questions that I should have asked my parents & relatives & now it is too late as they are all gone.

  3. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    I enjoyed reading this very much.

    Thank you for sharing.
  4. red stripe

    red stripe Well-Known Member

    Beryl, thank you for the link.
    This is funny.. but when I wrote out my memories I did not react as strongly as I did when I read about his memory of the Buzz bomb/ Doodlebug.

    Suddenly I could imagine that time clearly. the terror as you prayed for the sound to continue.
    You have never listened to anything so intently in your life.

    I agree about documenting their lives.. but as Corky pointed out.. must of us will not do it, we seem to put it off.
    I really think that the best way to do this is to pick your time, and then sit down with a nice cuppa or it's equivalent and start talking whit a tape recorder set up perhaps a little to one side and slightly behind them?
    I would have someone test the sound pickup beforehand.
    Then you can play the tape at your leisure and type it all down. This could become a wonderful sharing, as I doubt if it can all be copied in one evening.. so this could become a Sunday ritual.

    But don't just think about your parents.. look to yourself.

    We all think that things will never change, but they do. And especially in this day and age.
    Stop and think about the changes that you have already experienced. then think about how much more it will change by the time you are in your late 60's or 70's etc.

    I said before.. We are ALL living history.

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