Summing it Up...
Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A VINTAGE Year....1951
Ahhh...1951....fifty-seven years ago to be exact. Life was simple. Things and people from '51 would be considered "vintage," right? I'm joining the Apron Queen again by making a vintage post. Click on her name to see more Vintage Thingies Thursday items. The Queen of England was a young chick back in 1951! The film, Streetcar Named Desire premiered. The first color TV pictures were broadcast from the Empire State Building. Snail mail was cheap in those days, with postage stamps at three cents. In 1951, the Catcher in the Rye was published.
The United Nations Headquarters in NYC opened. The Rosenbergs were put on trial. The first nuclear bomb testing began in Nevada. President Truman fired General MacArthur.
I Love Lucy was the #1 television show in America. The first oral contraceptive was invented. Minimum wage was 75 cents. Gasoline cost nineteen cents a gallon!! Bread, sixteen cents; eggs, twenty-four cents a dozen; and a new car could be yours for a mere $1,500.
A newly built home ran between nine to fourteen thousand dollars, depending if it was brick or not. Nobody watched TV during daytime hours. Kids were outside all day long...and nobody wore seatbelts!
Famous people born in 1951 are Suze Orman, Kurt Russell, Tony Danza, Tommy Hilfiger, Jane Seymour and Rush Limbaugh. Also born that year, not so famous however, are your blog-hosts, Susan and Jim!
We hope you enjoyed this blast to the past with us.