1979 Pages of Time

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“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.

Magazine I received for my birthday...

WORLD NEWS
-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. šŸ˜‰

Here’s an ad from back then:

New car the year I was born..

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.

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One thought on “1979 Pages of Time

  1. Those are some awesome things and neat little facts! Just imagine, a few years in the future, we’ll be looking back on this year and I wonder what we’ll remember. I always wish I was born later/in the future so that I would be able to see what happens to Earth in the next hundred of years. Will it be like Futurama? That is always what’s on my mind when I see how much technology has progressed in the past couple of years.

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