Wednesday, July 07, 2021

The Way We Were Wednesday - Early Memories


 My family visited the south rim of the Grand Canyon in March of 1964, we stayed at the Bright Angel Lodge, one of the grand old National Park Lodges. It is still there. We were there on my sisters birthday, March 18th.  I remember arriving, standing at the railing, and looking in awe at the Canyon.  I have very vague memories of the hotel room, a big roll top bathtub.  I have vague memories of the dinning room, astronauts were staying at the hotel, training with geologists for the moon missions that were being planned,  they were at the table next to us at breakfast one morning. Is that an original memory, or one formed from being told the story?  I was just a wee lad. 

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  1. Or maybe you had a alien implant the memory.

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    1. I wondered what bonus I got with the COVID vax

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  2. Either way, it’s a cool memory. The Grand Canyon was one place that didn’t disappoint. No photos could prepare me for what I experienced.

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    1. I have been back a couple of times - will go again

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  3. I too have problems with real memories and implanted memories.

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    1. I am sure there have been many books published on the subject

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  4. I remember visiting the canyon, too, on a motorhome trip from California to Texas for a family reunion.

    I'd just tell people you met the astronauts and let it be! I mean, how are they gonna check?

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    1. Too many years around lawyers who want to double check the admissability of the evidence

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  5. That first view of the canyon is always a stunner.

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    1. Jay and I went together, his first visit, I didn't tell him what it was like, I waited for that look on his face.

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  6. Cool memories, whether original or not!

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    1. One advantage of getting old, is lots of great memories

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  7. there is chilling data to support every time we tell a story of a memory the brain starts to change it somewhat until we believe sincerely what we remember actually happened that way.

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