[Vision2020] Memory (was Where were you . . .)

Saundra Lund v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm
Mon Nov 18 22:53:42 PST 2013

Again, I know human memory is fallible, and I know a bit about false
memories, the physiology & psychology of memory, etc.


What was interesting to me was your . . . willingness to denying/dismissing
the memories/experiences of your chrono-peers simply because your experience
was different than were theirs, and by extension, mine.  You know, some
people, and that includes children, simply have better memories than do
others, at least about some things - that much has been demonstrated time &
again.  That, it seems to me, is perhaps a more respectful and valid
explanation than denigrating those with experiences different than your own
as examples of the inaccuracy of human memory.


Food for thought . . . or not  J



From: Chasuk [mailto:chasuk at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 1:34 AM
To: Saundra Lund
Cc: Tom Hansen; Vision2020
Subject: RE: [Vision2020] Where were you . . .


There are many people who believe they remember things that they don't. I'm
no saying that you are one of those people; I have no way of making that
judgement with any claim to accuracy.  However,  memories are trivial to
manufacture and implant,  whether accidentally or on purpose. This has been
demonstrated many times. 

We were born within only a few weeks of each other,  so you might have been
subjected to the same teary-eyed reminiscences of the assassination as I
was,  usually during Profiles of Courage book reports. 

On Nov 18, 2013 6:15 PM, "Saundra Lund" <v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm> wrote:

While I agree that human memory is flawed, I don't know that I agree with
your sweeping generalization about the inaccuracy of human memory.


I was in OKC & was about five weeks shy of my third birthday.  I was at home
with my mother, who was watching her soaps while ironing.  She'd just gotten
her bag of sprinkled clothes out of the fridge when the tragedy hit the air.
I had absolutely no understanding of the actual event, but my mother's
reaction is something I clearly recall - it was the first time I ever saw
her cry - even if I didn't understand The Bigger Picture.



From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
On Behalf Of Chasuk
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2013 9:47 PM
To: Tom Hansen
Cc: Vision2020
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Where were you . . .


I was also in California,  five days before my 3rd birthday. I don't
remember the assassination, but I do remember the countless stories from my
chrono-peers who all thought that they did. It was my first lesson on the
inaccuracy of human memory. 

On Nov 18, 2013 12:29 PM, "Tom Hansen" <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:

. . . on November 22, 1963?

I was in the 7th grade at Robert Fulton Junior High School in Van Nuys,

The news of Kennedy's assassination was received at about 11:00 AM.  Some of
the teachers were visibly shaken by the news.  The school closed down for
the day at noon.

Do you remember where you were when . . .

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

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