Tammy Swift pines for 1984 – (she’s funny)

Imagine being caught in a time warp.

That’s exactly what has happened to Michelle Philpots.

The 47-year-old Brit made headlines last week when she told a “Today” show reporter she was perpetually trapped in 1994. After two different motor-vehicle accidents, Philpots developed anterograde amnesia, which allows the brain to remember past events but makes it difficult to recall things that happened after the trauma.

This seems like a terrible affliction, and my heart goes out to Philpots. I was happy to hear she has the support of a loving husband.

But it really got me thinking. What would it be like to live like this? What year would I want to live in forever?

It certainly wouldn’t be 1978, my Year of Incipient Acne, or 1983, The Year of College-Induced Comfort Eating.

If I had to pick a year in which to live out the rest of my life, it would have to be 1984. I was a college sophomore, enjoying the best year of my life. I was blissfully unaware of rising unemployment figures, terrorists on American soil or Kim Kardashian.

Read the rest of the column: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/288557/group/Life/

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