“Rememories” : 1) A blending of the words “remembrances” and “memories”. 2) A half-forgotten memory, usually recalled during contact with an old friend or a member of your family. 3) To remember previously having a thought or experience, usually with an emotion attached to the recall.
Come with us for a trip in Mr. Peabody’s “Wayback Machine”, a look through the Romper Room “Magic Mirror” or maybe even venture into a morality play in Rod Serling’s “Twilight Zone” or “Alfred Hitchkock Presents”.
Saddle shoes, bell bottoms, big hair and cigarettes are optional. Beatniks, nerds, dweebs, vets, straights (old school version), hippies, yippies and yuppies are all welcomed.
Before the cliches completely rewrite the permanent record, we want to compile an online, “oral” history filled with the rememories of people who grew up during the four decades after World War II. “What’s too painful to remember…”, as well as the events that will have a lasting, butterfly effect on world history.
Just a grassroots time capsule. A message in a bottle for future generations. An alternative, permanent record of "Who were these people?"
And because, as everyone suspects, nothing is ever completely erased from the internet, your rememories will become immortal.
Postings can be as detailed as a “You Are There” documentary or as vague as “you bet your bippy”.
What things meant and how they felt to you are as important as what things happened. There are no right or wrong rememories or interpretations. Some people will “correct” you with their own experiences and opinions, while others will just want to reminisce about “the good old days”.
Rememories of is meant to be a little bit of class reunion, a little bit of girls’/boys’ night out, a little bit of do-you-remember-the-time when…?, with a lot of when-I-was-your-age thrown in.
Fasten Your Seatbelts, It’s Going To Be A Bumpy Ride [sic]
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words (or names) will never hurt me” was drilled into every kid because teasing and ethnic humor were just part of life in those days. So were all of the “isms” that our “enlightened society” has vehemently rejected. Younger readers in particular will be shocked by how common ethnic jokes and stereotypes were until very recently, or how unconcerned parents were about unsupervised play in “unsafe” playgrounds. We hope that contributors will show others some modern considerations when they relate events or humor that tell the bigger story of their lives. But we also understand that, especially in humor, greater understanding comes from the words and topics in their original forms. Postings that have “no redeeming social value” will be edited or deleted when they are brought to our attention. Accurate reporting will be tolerated, but attempts at ad hominem attacks will not, and will result in termination for the offender’s site privileges.
These sites will be an unorganized mess because the Archivists (you) will be choosing the topics and the stories of what effected you as an individual living in a rapidly changing period of history (An invitation for chaos if there ever was one. But, you can avoid some of the chaos if you use the search feature, with keywords to find topics which interest you).
Start your own discussions on topics that matter to you, or join in topics started by someone else. You may use the site’s services to educate, share, compare, leave a legacy of experiences and wisdom, or even grow new friendships.
Or just amuse yourself with a scroll down Rememory Lane
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