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Reading my life's history
posted at May 11, 2012 5:06 PM EDT
First: March 21, 2012
Last: June 23, 2012
I have started on a project of reading the history of the world from 1950. I have read books on the influence of LSD on our society, New Orleans' music since the 50s, a history on Vietman, and I am now reading, The Fifties. I hate to say but I can't recall the author right now, but his first name is David. For the future I have a couple of Oxford history books on the period.
I am learning so much and putting things in a new prespective. So, much I remember but I felt a need for deeper clearer understanding.It has been good to get the whole story not the subjective story. I also spent a lot of time in sex, drugs, and rock & roll and didn't keep up with a decade or two.
Give it a try it is fun.
Re: Reading my life's history
posted at June 19, 2012 6:07 PM EDT
First: February 12, 2012
Last: April 26, 2013
So, You are catching up on all that you missed, while you were having too much fun!! I love the idea. And, history is more interesting wit a perspective of time. The history books in schools do not tell the whole story, either.
Since you are in the fifites, let me recommend " Best Evidence:" Which I consider the best book on the Kennedy assassination. It will grabl you.
How is the project going, anyway?
Re: Reading my life's history
posted at February 25, 2013 2:16 PM EST
First: September 16, 2011
Last: May 24, 2013
I wish the old paths were before us instead of behind us.
THE OLD PATHS
I liked the old paths, when
Moms were at home.
Dads were at work.
Brothers went into the army.
And sisters got married BEFORE having children!
Crime did not pay; Hard work did;And people knew the difference.
Moms could cook; Dads would work; Children would behave.
Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive;
And children were polite.
Women wore the jewelry; And Men wore the pants.
Women looked like ladies;
Men looked like gentlemen;
And children looked decent.
People loved the truth, And hated a lie.
They came to church to get IN, Not to get OUT!
Hymns sounded Godly; Sermons sounded helpful;
Rejoicing sounded normal;
And crying sounded sincere.
Cursing was wicked;
Drugs were for illness.
The flag was honored; America was beautiful;
And God was welcome!
We read the Bible in public;
Prayed in school;
And preached from house to house.
To be called an American was worth dying for;
To be called an American was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!
I still like the old paths the best!