It happens every year about this time, this anniversary of my entering upon this mortal coil.
It occurred me to reverse the numbers, (63) to 36, and find out what was happening in the world when I was at that tender age.
Fasten your seatbelts and come with me down the slippery slope of time, to the year 1994 …
The Scream, by Edvard Munch is stolen from the National Gallery, in Oslo, Norway. (it happened again in 2004)
The Channel Tunnel, the underground tunnel between England and France opened.
Amazon opens its virtual doors for the first time. (twenty-seven years ago … scary, no?)
‘Forest Gump’, and ‘The Lion King’, win big at the Oscars.
‘Stargate’, the movie that launched a thousand TV series, premiered.
‘Star Trek: Generations’, wherein Jean Luc Picard and James Kirk team up to save the galaxy, also premiered.
Looking over the list of movies on the ‘1996 films’ page, I see a lot of movies that I remember fondly.
Here’s the funny thing though, I’ve never remembered a lot of my personal history. The big things stand out, but dates and events, and people, slip away the further away in time I get from them. This apparently is somewhat unusual. Most people tell me they can remember far more detail about their life’s passage.
So if you are from my past, and you see me walking down a street somewhere in the world and I ignore you, it’s not personal. Just stop and say, “Remember me?”… and regale me with tall tales of the adventures we shared.