That was until I gave it some thought. Actually, lots of thought. Took ages…then in the middle of the night, literally in a dream I remembered:
I was a teenaged university student.
Yes, it was a l-o-n-g time ago. How long ago, you wonder? Well, none of us used an abacus. However, data entry from all of our studies was input by punch cards. And, we still used slide rules. I'm pretty sure that the last time I saw a slide rule was on Antique Roadshow. But I digress.
My family had just relocated from Itazuke, Japan to Fort Worth, Texas, where I matriculated at the university in September. It was the early 1960's. The heat had diminished somewhat…locals said it had 'broken'. The evenings were beautiful. Drive-in movies on a Saturday night with my current beau were magical.
|1960's Romeos and Juliets|