Also, before my mission, email was a rarity (though I did have a Prodigy account in the early 1990s). When I came back, email was a pretty standard fixture. Probably had something to do with Al Gore.]]>
I think I remember you. I was in Gardena for 7 months and saw a lot of the elders there in the Torrance 3rd branch.
Yeah, I don’t think the 405 has been that empty since it was built! I less active in the ward in Lennox insisted I and my comp call home to help our families feel a little better after the day was over8p What a weird day and a weird turn of events since then!]]>
I was also serving in LA at the time… in the deaf district. Of course during that time I went by the moniker Elder Moore. I remember driving up the empty 405 fwy and thinking
“Wow, the 405 is empty during the morning commute? This is a miracle of Red Sea proportions”]]>
I was lucky enough to return home right before the OJ Simpson verdict. Suddenly everyone’s preparing for riots and I had no idea who he was!
I wonder about this question from a different perspective: are there some events that you view completely differently because they happened while you were a missionary? For example, I was in Brazil during the ’94 World Cup, which was hosted in the US and won by Brazil. Not surprisingly, I have a different perspective on that even than most Americans.]]>
Oh, and I missed both Sydney and Salt Lake Olympics and the whole 2000 election controversy.]]>
I was about 1/2 way into my mission. A new elder came into the mission. Almost the first thing I heard out of his mouth was “That Madonna is sooooo bitchin’.”
Ok, so it was a long time ago.]]>
Ryan, that is one I hadn’t thought of, and, yes, it would be very strange to think you weren’t there with us in front or our TV’s watching it all unfold. Very interesting.