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So today I thought I would have a journal question related to 9/11.  Always has been good for discussion ranging from the event itself to the Iraq war to foreign policy in general.  My freshmen came in and said, “Mrs. K, we don’t remember this.  We were in second grade!”  Oh dear.

We ended up having a discussion about what they did recall and then moving on to the other two topics (Iraq and foreign policy).  But it made me feel vaguely old, because I was in college when it happened, my junior year, and now in my fifth year of teaching I have students who are too young to really remember it.  I can feel my life slipping away until my generation is sitting in armchairs reminiscing about the “day the world stopped turning”.

I guess this is how my parents felt about Vietnam.  To me, it’s history, and not even really old enough history to be studied in school (at least I didn’t.  I don’t even think we really covered Korea).  Wow.  I have joined the ranks of the aging…

Move over, Granny, and pass the Geritol!

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