I'm in the checkout at the grocery store, having had to pick up a few things, and noticed that one of the tabloids had Princess Diana's picture on it, along with a headline intimating that her death was not an accident.
I shook my head and commented about it to the cashier: "Honestly, do they have nothing else to write about than Princess Diana, when she's been dead for 15 years?"
"How exactly did she die again?" the cashier asked.
I looked at her, thought "seriously?"-- and then realized that she was probably only about 18. It hit me that, being only a toddler in 1997, she would have no personal memory of Princess Di's passing.
Still, it was surreal to have to explain to this girl that Diana was killed in a car wreck in Paris while being chased through a tunnel by paparazzi. I could only imagine that this is how people my parents' age feel telling someone of a younger generation that John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas.
Strange to have vivid memories of a major world news event , and to encounter people who don't.