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06.26.2020 (17 Days Ago)

Fridays With Fred

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Rent-A-Memory
Rent-A-Memory
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This blog is written with my wife Joanne’s permission because, at times, she is forgetful and relies on me to remind her of things.

We good naturally refer to this practice as her short term Rent-A-Memory and it is my pleasure!

I still have lots of room in my memory bank and I remember much.

I awakened to Jackie Robinson’s earth shaking/game changing debut in 1947 and others that followed such as Mohammed Ali, Tommy Smith, Curt Flood and Colin Kaepernick.

I remember the Brown v. Board of Education decision and the doors that it opened and the awakening it caused, but I also remember the killing of Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney.
I also remember Oswald, Jack Ruby, Sirhan Sirhan and James Earl Ray.

I remember Elvis, Chuck Berry, John, Keef, Zim, Janis and Leon.

I remember the breaking of the sound barrier, nuclear tests, The New Frontier, Neil Armstrong, Christa McAuliffe and Elon Musk.

I remember the first time I voted and JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Reagan, Obama and Trump.

I remember the 1950s when the good times rolled and I remember Vietnam Nam when we misspent our youth.

I do not remember being taught about Juneteenth in school, but I’m still willing to learn and will not charge you to share or rent my memories!

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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 17 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    I noticed some omissions of presidents. Conscious or unconscious
     
       
     
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  •  Paul_Napolitano wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Victoria and I say that we have half a brain each. That way we can share our memories and generally remember most things. Otherwise, we would be in trouble!
     
       
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You cannot remember what you were never taught
     
       
     
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  •  Judy_Mauer wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    But do you remember where you left tour keys
     
       
     
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  •  Benjamin_Geizhals wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Marilyn is correct. And, as you point out, it is never too late to learn.
     
       
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Judy, I’m laughing bc (based on a tv commercial) Paul and I say “keys in the fridge” whenever we forget something... last night I forgot to take the roasted cauliflower out of the oven and set off the smoke alarm. Oops!
     
       
     
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  •  NSpizz wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You left out a few major events. I forget what they were
     
       
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Fred, you are blessed with a prodigious memory!
     
       
     
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  •  Jane_Jacobs wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You have volumes and volumes of memories.
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    A very good memory indeed. Mine is good at times but terrible as well. Maybe that is selective memory. It is never too late to learn.
     
       
     
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  •  Fred wrote 17 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    And I will always remember you Chante Anderson and your wonderful family!
     
       
     
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Do you think your memory is enhanced because you journal? What I find fascinating is when a shared experience is remembered differently.
     
       
     
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  •  LonnieMorrison wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Thanks for the memories. I remember the boogie down Bronx without the Cross Bronx Expressway.
     
       
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I'm convinced that's why they really invented post-its. To put on our computer screens to help us remember.
     
       
     
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  •  Odey_Raviv wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You have observed and remembered volumes of political, sports, and pop history.
    Steve Jobs (one of your faves) is insulted by your omission. His iPhone is a big boost to our failing memories.
     
       
     
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  •  Vincent_Russo wrote 16 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Do you remember
    Try - We didn't start the Fire!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g

    Enjoy!

     
       
     
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  •  NeilHollander wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Diane tells me that I have a selective memory and selective hearing . She’s right as usual . Who else can tell you the starting lineups in the ‘54 World Series ? The Giants beat the Indians in four straight . My mother was born in 1909. The Lincoln head penny that year in mint condition sells for about twenty grand . It has Victor D Brenner’s initials VDB along the collar line . He designed it . Lots of memorabilia in the noggin . In 1956 Mickey Mantle won the Triple Crown . I was 12 years old . Priceless dates and times stored away in the noggin for so long . Memories for Life .The good old days eh Derf ?

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  •  Dana_Charlton wrote 15 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Jane's comment is right on. Amazingly, you remember which journal to refer to, to revive the memory!
     
       
     
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I remember MTV neglecting to play videos by black artists until they did. I remember Motown 25th Anniversary and Michael Jackson moonwalking across the stage. I remember my high school newspaper (the hilltop beacon) writing disparaging things about black students in the school and depicting us with bones in our noses. I remember Marvin Gaye rendition of the National Anthem sung in the Felt Forum at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game.

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