Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Time Travel Tuesdays~



There's a whole lot of diplomas in this family! Scroll down past this post and you will find that we had a lot of celebrating to do last week. I thought it would be fun to travel back in time to 1975.

Average cost of a new home: $39,300.00
Average yearly income: $14,100.00
Average monthly rent: $200.00
Cost of 1 gallon of gasoline: 44 cents
Average cost of a new car: $4,250.00
Foster Grant Sunglasses: $5.00

News:
The Vietnam war ends as communist forces take over Saigon.
Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa disappears and is never seen again.
Heiress Patty Hearst is arrested for armed bank robbery after her kidnapping.
Irish Repubican Army causes havoc across UK.
Britain elects 1st ever female Prime Minister, Maragret Thatcher.

Technology:
The Microcomputer Altair 8800 is released. It's creators are Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
SONY introduces the Betamax Videotape, JVC intoduces VHS.
U.S. Apollo docks in space with a Soviet Soyuz 9 spacecraft in space.
Motorola patents 1st ever mobile phone.

Movies:
Jaws
The Towering Inferno
Young Frankenstien
The Godfather II
Benji
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


Music:
David Bowie, "Fame"
Elton John, "Lucy in the Sky with Dimonds"
The Captain & Tenille, "Love Will Keep us Together"

Eagles, "Best of My Love"
Paul McCartney & Wings, "Nobody Does it Better"


AND...


In Mesa, Arizona, Marianne Ellsworth graduates from Westwood High School!


While in Forth Worth, Texas, Deward Loose graduates from Southwest High Scool.

Dee with his siter Alicia.

4 comments:

URFAVE5 said...

Wow-how time flies when were having fun. I was 2 years old. Man I feel old now. That was 35 years ago. Good grief! AND the prices of things. What happened? I can't believe the difference in the prices. Unbelievable!

Nancy Face said...

Go Westwood! My blood runs deep orange, too! I was in the class of 1980, so it's our 30th reunion this year, YAY! :)

Lori said...

Oh and your shoes are back in style!!! I was a Mesa High Jackrabbit - purple and gold. I did a cartwheel (in a dress) after I received my diploma. My mother was so upset because it was so unlady like and I shocked all my teachers. I was a "Bunny" and I did cartwheels all the time - what was the difference? Oh yea, the dress thing. Ha!

Cougarnana said...

Wow, you guys have had a busy month but such an exciting time for everyone. I'll bet all those graduates are happy for summer this year! Good Luck to each one as they begin "real life"...always an adventure.