The Hoover Dam had been built some years before and the Interstate Highway System was just coming into being.
Interstate 94 and Interstate 90 and Interstate 5 and all the rest of the Interstate Highway System coast to coast.
I helped build them fifteen years later in 1965 when I was 20..
Telephones were just becoming universal in every home in America in 1950.
Television was in it's infancy in 1950 still.
The Worlds Population was 2.5 Billion..
World Population today is 7.5 Billion.
Electricity and running water and sewage and sewer systems were becoming common place within municipalities.
When I was five years old..
Eisenhower was President.
The world population was 2,500,000,000,000.
World War Two had ended in 1945 the year I was born.
My Uncle and my Dad had been killed.
My dad died coming home from the war.
I was a war orphan.
Patty and me.
Mom a widow.
Granny was a Gold Star Mother..
Two of them..
My stepdad Russell Turner was a returning veteran from Fargo, North Dakota.
Having served during the mop up and occupation of Germany after Hitler was killed or killed himself at the end of the War..
We had bombed Japan.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Millions had died on all sides.
Seventy years later
We're getting ready to fight World War Three..
My mother was born in a Horse Drawn Covered Wagon in 1921 six miles from here..
Twenty five years later I was born in 1945..