“My Special Year”
Yesterday I got a great little package from my Grandmother for my birthday. I love my Grandma so much. Every year like clockwork each grandchild and great grandchild on their birthday receives $1 for every year they’ve been alive. This year she sent me $29.00. It’s fun and that’s all it’s meant to be.
Along with this birthday marker came a little booklet, “A Nostalgia News Report” called the Pages of Time. Inside there are all kinds of really cool things about the year I was born.
-Egypt & Isreal sign Peace Treaty
-The Shah of Iran is forced to leave the country after 37 years of rule.
-Iran seizes U.S. Embassy & takes American hostages.
-U.S. breaks ties with Nicaragua.
-Russians invade Afghanistan.
-Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman prime minister of England.
I always knew the year I was born was a landmark year. 😉
Here’s an ad from back then:
At The Movies
-Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs Kramer
-Best Picture: Kramer vs Kramer
-Best Actress: Sally Field in Norma Rae
My Sharona came out in 1979 as well, which is still a kick ass song! Michael Landon did a Kodak ad back then for the Kodak Tele-Ektra1. Who knew we’d be talking MegaPixels by now?
1979 – Your Year In Review
-Average Income: $17,533.00
-New Car: $5,758.00
-New House: $58,099.00
-Loaf of Bread: $ 0.47
-Gallon of Gas: $ 0.86
-Gallon of Milk: $1.92
-Gold per Ounce: $307.50
-Silver per Ounce: $11.09
In 1979, the minimum wage was $2.90 per hour!
The best part of the book was in the back, under personal memories. My Grandmother said this, “Sabrina Arlene arrived on April 5, 1979. 19 inches long and 7 lbs 5 ounces in weight. She’s so beautiful and so loved.” I didn’t know how much I weighed or how long I was until now. There was no baby book for me.
So Thanks Grandma, you’re my hero.