Can anyone out there recognize this book?
> It was in the seventies that I read this book. I read a fiction book
> about an epidemic that wiped out most people in the country (USA).
> were pockets of people who survived and they were able to use the water
> system and even electricity at first, but soon these systems needed to
> repaired and there was nobody who knew how to repair them. So life
> more primitive. Also these people became fearful of travelers who might
> bring disease and wipe their little colony out again. The original
> narrator of the book lived a long life and had with him something from
> civilization. This "something"(I wish I remembered what) was now a
> talisman for the younger generations who believed it had magic power.
> made quite and impression on me and I was not keeping track of what I
> read at the time so I have totally lost it. It was probably the late
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