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(a not too serious look at 
2012 and beyond), new 
developments, dumb 
choices, extending 
human limitations 
through technology.

Diary of a 10 Year Old Boy

There is a tendency to idealize

small town life, the 1950's, and

the carefree life of pre-teens.

This diary looks at what was real,

and tells us about life before

the effects of television.

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These are photos of the diary.

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This 1954 photograph is of my friend Bob and my older brother Wayne who is holding the model airplane. The front of Bob's house is in the background.


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This photo of myself was taken by Bruce about a year later, when I was 10 1/2 years of age.   It was taken by Bruce when he was 2 years old, at a time when his aim was adequate, but not perfect. The thing hanging from my belt is a real rabbit's foot which I had purchased in a store and wore for good luck.

At about 9 years of age, I began making these entries in a new diary.   Wayne and Bob were about 12 years, and Bruce was almost 1.


The diary is safely archived
in my bottom desk drawer.
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