Thursday, July 27th

Remember when the Black River Falls Walmart became a supercenter? Remember when the interstate was built or we were worried about Y2K? Remember when the Packers won the Super Bowl?

Memories are engrained in our brains for several reasons. Some memories remain in our brains because we lived through a traumatic event. Other memories persist because the stories are great fodder for telling our neighbors. In either instance, memories are important because they remind us of our history.

I was sitting in the barber chair talking with Duane Steien about memories we had both had over our lifetimes. During our conversation, I realized that stories and memories are often easily lost in today’s society.

One of my favorite memories about my grandpa is when he bought me a pony cart for the little, red-colored pony we had.