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July 27, 1969: Memories

July 27, 1969: Memories

Life comes at us in a flow, but we remember it in snippets. What doesn’t wind up on the cutting-room floor of our brain is what remains in memory. July 27, 1969: Fifty years ago today. And I rummage through the snippets of my memory. July 27, 1969, was another brutally hot summer day in Northeastern New Jersey. We had recently gotten air conditioning in our house, which tempered the heat indoors, but it malingered, glaring and humid, just beyond…

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