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Yes, I still have this keepsake from my youth. The transistor radio, given to me when I awoke from surgery, I knew even at that young age, it represented a difficult decision for my dad to buy something made in Japan. Maybe that's why I still have it after all these years.

Margaret's Musings: Is it too late to buy "Made in America"?

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Along with many other things in life that 'date' us, besides our chronological age, are the remembrances of growing up.

Today, in the global economy with practically everyone wondering when and why did nearly all of our manufacturing migrate overseas, I remember when buying something "made in Japan" was tantamount to a "sin."

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