Fagan no doubt has had many friends since then. I barely rememeber my college friends (who I was with all day and night) other than in general terms let alone my neighbors who lived across the street from 8-12th grade despite the fact I was constantly over their house and they even had sleepovers. All I remember about the sleepovers was one occasion where we were playing with guns that shot rubber bullets so getting screamed at by their parents for waking them up and making so much noise. The main reason I recall that is his mom had this almost see through skimpy nightgown on with no bra so I saw nipple. Aside from remembering in general terms what we liked to do hanging out I don't have very many specific recollections about them or their family.Mary23 wrote:Yes exactly, she wasnt just a classmate or some girl that she knew and is hard to forget things of close friends, if other people that met the family remember things about them, is possible that Grace remember something too , maybe not everything but most of it that can help to clarify a lot of things. And is true, it makes not difference, but since everyone here is investigating the case, the personalities of the members of the family are intriguing and thats why everyone wonder how they were and what they liked to do. Personally, that is not something that interested me a lot because yes it makes not difference, but in the end, I hope to know more about them someday.
My memory of facts is amazing. Not only facts like historical ones or law though, truly useless ones that there is zero point in memorizing because knowing them is even more worthless than being able to name all the presidents in order. Freshman highschool Spanish class our book contained sketches to read to try to teach us dialogue. Each involved 2 people having a coversation. My partner was Tony. He was pestering me to go ski with him in Spanish. All I had to do was read the responses to his pestering. I still remember my lines word for word all 20 lines. The only reason I know he was my partner was because my lines include calling him Antonio (we all had to use spanish names only during the class). The line with his name was, "No, no puedo Antonio por que tengo catarro y ademas no se esquiar muy bien" We got paired together because we sat next to eachother and he was in most of my classes including Gym/study Hall, we always sat next to eachother except he sat right behind me in home room because there it was alphabetical seating. I don't even remember his last name anymore though it had to start with the same letter as my last name or a letter directly after mine. There is a different memory process involved in ordinary experiences on one hand and facts or the like on the other.
Part of my job involves questioning people and memories definitely do fade over time. That is why I keep a skeptical eye when it comes to people writing memoirs. They often make mistakes and confuse things because they did not record their experiences at the time or failed to look over those records before speaking/writing; or worse they change things to how they wished them to be.
The author of Band of Brothers guest taught one of my college classes. He had to change the truth because those telling him the account required it. One of the men deserted during the heat of battle. He returned later though after it was over. The men didn't want the truth published because it would harm him so it was changed to him getting lost. If the truth were published they would not assist him further. The moral of the story is that even when people know the truth they might not tell you the truth.