#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 29th/17

The Just Jot It January 29th prompt, brought to you by KL Caley of new2writing, is: “History.” Use it any way you’re inspired to. And make sure you stop by and say hi to KL as well! Here’s her blog: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/about-me/


Today’s prompt word is ‘history’.

I took history classes in school. It was kind of interesting, but at the time I didn’t really think much about it, besides passing a test on the subjects. All that history from way back when, seemed just like it was a story someone was telling, where you take it or leave it, because it had nothing to do with ‘our’ present day activities. Now I wish I’d paid more attention.

There has been a lot of personal history for each of us. Every second we live, we are making our own timeline we can look back on with fondness or regret. Each of us have our own history unique to ourselves. However, there are many dates in our shared histories, as well. I’ve been around for quite a while, and have some memories of these:

  • the first televised Presidential Debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon ( 1960)
  • the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1963)
  • the televised moon landing, and men walking on the moon (1969)
  • the assassination of John Lennon 1980)
  • Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (1986)
  • Space Shuttle Columbia disaster (2003)
  • the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center 2001)

Most of these are not good news history, but they stand out as most of the world heard about them at the time they happened.

There were many newsworthy and exciting things going on, and making history, too. I remember a time before computers and cell phones were available for general use. There were lots of new ideas in fashion and music. So much history is being made, even today, that we and those that come after us, will look back on.


This song has a lot of history in the lyrics.



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