Well, the “Howdy” post by Deuce got me thinking. You see, I remember him, but I mainly just remember that his posts on the old Pnet boards were usually worth reading and often conveyed good, common-sense advice. But right now that’s all I remember, though more details may come back to me in a while. I’m thinking about this because just tonight I was poking around in my garage and found a special jig that apparently I had built to do a welding repair on something for my job. It’s obviously designed to aid in the repair of a very specific item, but I have no clue what that item was. I can envision the diameter of the item based on the wear marks on the jig, and if this is like other such things, I’ll probably remember all the details before I go to bed tonight (fuzzy details will come to light, and then, bam, I’ll know).
There was a time when I was much younger when I used to marvel at how it could be that my dad didn’t remember “everything”. Now I’m the same way, and I think he’s gotten worse so I probably will too as time goes by. If I don’t have an actual need to remember something, chances are good that I won’t. I guess I’m not too worried about it because all my life I’ve been hearing people older than I joking about their memory becoming worse with advancing age.
So, as I’ve mentioned, I’ve got this tool in my garage that I didn’t know was there, but I can see that it probably took me close to an hour to cut and weld the parts to make it, and yet I don’t even remember what it’s for. Who can relate to that? Who has a funny example?