September 14, 2004

Memory dump

Numbers. I remember numbers.

  • 268 - School bus number in high school 1964-1968
  • 131 - Boot camp company 1972
  • 126 - Security badge number at NavCommSta Japan, 1972-1974
  • TAN 169 - Ca. license plate # family 1959 Olds
  • 1895 - P.O. Box on Kwajalein
  • 67 - Army P.O. Box in Japan
  • 1339, 47, 2143, 5022 - home street numbers from long ago places

Why do I remember this stuff? Anyone else keep this trivia in their heads?

Posted by Linkmeister at September 14, 2004 01:53 PM

2618955 was my rifle serial number ar Parris Island. It was an M-14.

262 was my security badge number at NavSeGru Nicosia.

Posted by: pixelshim at September 15, 2004 04:06 AM

I can't remember where I left my shoes! But Hub can remember people's batting averages and slugging percentages and the scores of football games. Eep.

Posted by: Skatemom at September 15, 2004 06:38 AM

2-12-30 the combo to my high school locker (late 60's) I was so terrified of not being able to open my locker, being late for class, getting into trouble that it haunts me to this day.

Posted by: Ro at September 15, 2004 02:25 PM

#41 and #43 are numbers I remember...! ;^}

Posted by: toxiclabrat at September 15, 2004 02:47 PM

Batting averages I can do; locker combination I can't.

Posted by: Linkmeister at September 15, 2004 03:08 PM

Oh God, yes. I remember all the license plates of all the cars my family has ever had (but where are my car keys? what time do I have to pick kid #1 up and drop kid #2 off?). All the phone numbers of everywhere I've lived since I was seven, too, mostly by making words out of them (one house: 756-TACO, another: PRO-KELP).

This is some kind of idiot savant thing, isn't it? ;)

Posted by: Sue at September 15, 2004 09:07 PM