Even though I don't remember much about the first few years of my life, I have no trouble identifying with the decade of my birth. The preceding decades, however, have always seemed like ancient history. As a young man, I remember being startled by the realization that more years had passed since my birth than had passed between the end of World War II and the day I was born. In my mind, WWII happened a long time before I was born. In reality, it wasn't very long.
|My great grandparents, Samuel and Sophie Riggenbach|