Monday, March 17, 2014

Now I Know

Earp, California High 90 Low 57

It is very windy today, not to forget how hot it is. The weather today seems more like August temperatures at home. Still a lot nicer than all the snow. I guess I should be glad.

We will be leaving here tomorrow and going to Bullhead City and will stay there for 3 days. We are still slowly working our way home.

I found out today why It takes me so long to remember things. According to scientific thinking elderly people have so much information in their brain that it takes them longer to access it, scientists believe. Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have so more information stored in their brains. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full, so do humans take longer to access information. Researchers say this slowing down is not the same as cognitive decline. "The human brain works slower in old age," said Dr. Michael Ramscar,"but only because we have stored more information over time. The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more."

And here I thought it was just me. So next time I don't remember you name, remember it's only because I know so many people. So, I hate to admit it, but I guess I'm one of the old people. On my last birthday in February, I turned 72. Wow! How did I get this old. I can still remember when I could buy a two pack of Twinkies for 7 cents. I remember my Dad buying a new 1952 Chevrolet for $2300.00. My first car was a 1947 Chevrolet, and the first  car I bought new was a 1966 Chevrolet, I got it with every option available for $3900.00. When I started driving, gas was 24.9 cents per gallon and back then there were gas wars, where once the price got down to 19.9 cents per gallon. The flip side of this is when I got my first real job, I was making $3.79 an hour.

Sorry, I didn't intend for this to be a trip down memory lane, but I have been blessed with good health and a wonderful wife. So, for the next while, I want to see more of the USA and Canada. There are still a lot of wonderful places I would like to visit. In spite of all that's wrong with our two countries, it is still the best place on earth to live.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. My first real job paid .95 cents an hour. Can you tell I never finished High School:(( My first car was 61 VW Beetle & my first new car was a 73 Mazda 808....lime green!!

  2. I've just about given up cramming anything new into my brain cause it can't handle what's in there already.

  3. I enjoyed reading your memories! I remember when gas was 27.9 cents a gallon and you could only buy it every OTHER day! There were gas lines...during the 70's, I think? My first car was a 1967 Chevy Malibu (used) that I had for many years. I loved that car!
    ~Cheryl Ann~