"Where were you on the fateful evening in which we learned of what came to be known as THE DECISION?"
It's important to know these things as milestone prompters that pave our lives with historic stepping stones.
For example, I remember that as a kid I was playing checkers with my Uncle Jim in the living room when word came through that Pearl Harbor had been attacked.
I also remember staying with an aunt in Altoona when V-J Day was announced.
I recall that my new brother-in-law arrived to say that Notre Dame had beaten Pennsylvania 27-20 (I think!) on my wedding Day.
And I was reluctantly driving to work and listening to the car radio at the moment that Bill Mazeroski hit one over the wall to defeat the hated Yankees in the World Series.
We can all recite special moments like these even though we don't remember last night's dinner. And years hence, the subject is likely to come up:
What were YOU doing when LeBron James announced his momentous decision? (Eh...ESPN. 9 P.M.)
Were you avoiding your civic responsibility by watching Antiques Roadshow or CSI?
Were you beating the heat by hanging around in the frozen foods section of the supermarket?
Were you randomly pushing buttons to unlock your computer?
"Yes," you will be prepared to say, "I remember it well. It was the night that I couldn't get the damn mouse to move on my computer screen for more than an hour."
Your friends may have even a better story.
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