I know exactly what I was doing that morning. I was in our family car on a Sunday drive. We were listening to the car radio and enjoying the ride. Suddenly a voice came on the radio saying that Pearl Harbor had been attacked by Japanese forces. I remember wondering what Pearl Harbor was all about and where was it. I was nine years old at that time. I must have been impressed by the message heard on the radio because I have never forgotten that scene. The anniversary of the act of war that caused the USA to become a participant in WWII is tomorrow. I know this because I was checking my memory of the date of another, unrelated, event and was somewhat surprised by the reminder note imprinted on the calendar. I otherwise would have not known of the significance of the day as it unfolded for me. Shame on me! We forget at our peril.
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I am 87 years old and married for 65 years. My wife passed away in 2016. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I was a High School mentor in physics, a mountaineer, a model builder, a machinist and I have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoyed my life and I am trying to look forward with a sense of anticipation and curiosity. View more posts