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Down Memory Lane

By Remy Benoit

     Being a  first  year Boomer, I  remember growing up in a world that was Them and Us. There was the Korean War, East German Uprising in '53,reported below; the Hungarian Revolution of '56; Sputnik; the Guns of October; and, of course, Vietnam.

    Do you remember the bomb shelters? The question: Would you let your neighbors in?

    All of which brings us to the old adage: The only constant is change. Yesterday's enemy may be today's friend. How can we enlarge our vision to know that and to work with it.

   For those of you who weren't there, who didn't know the insanity of MAD ( Mutually Assured Destruction ), here are some links to take you back to those not so wonderful times:

Korean War.


From the New York Times: In Eastern Germany, 1953 Uprising Is Remembered By RICHARD BERNSTEIN.

Hungarian Revolution.


Cuban Missile Crisis.

Mutually Assured Destruction.


Bridge at Andau by James Michener. I highly recommend this book!

Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Love the Bomb. A just gotta see if you haven't.


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