Friday, October 21, 2011

I found myself at the base of a mountain.
”Climb it and you will see the sea,” that is what they said.
So I climbed the mountain just to see the sea.
The mountain became angry.
You must be chosen to see the sea
”The sea, the sea, I want to see the sea,”
The mountain it obliged, laughed real hard…
            and rolled me down into the sea.

Just a little something to start your weekend. I spent yesterday doing stupid research, yes research. I wanted to know what was going on the year I was born and what did I find?

The first car I ever owed rolled off the production line, the Chevy Impala. Man, that poor car. It was made of real metal, the speedometer went to 120MPH and I know I hit that mark more than once.

Both NASA and the Civil Rights Commission were born, at least one has survived. You do need equality before any, one-eyed green man is going to come for dinner and stay.

Does anyone besides me remember “The Who’s” first stereophonic recording? That became commercial in 1958, funny, all I remember is mom yelling, “Turn it down.

Sorry North Carolina fans but Kentucky won the NCAA that year. Go figure, I love Kentucky basketball.

Then there are some things that I guess just are destined to repeat. Though the average income was a mere $3,500, a new home was only $12,500. A stamp cost four cents and get this, gas was a quarter but…

I was born during the worst recession since WWII and unemployment was at 7%, talk about history repeating its self.

So this is my birthday week, thus the research. I have no plans except to not have plans. I might though, just treat myself to the duck breast I have in the freezer and a few martini’s.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend.


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Melissa Bradley said, 

Happy Birthday!!! Treat yourself to those martinis. I'll have a pomegranate one in your honor this weekend. :)

You know, $3500 seems to be the average income anyone has anymore considering how expensive everything is anymore.

October 21, 2011 at 7:13 AM  
GigglesandGuns said, 

Happy Birthday! I can't get there so drink my martini (I promise I'll share the headache though)

With the value of the dollar, the average income hasn't changed all that much.

I remember "The Who's" and will not repeat my mom's reaction. Let's just say, I'm a lot like her, Nuff said? :0)

May you have your best year ever!

October 21, 2011 at 7:56 AM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Happy birthday!
Funny, the price of a home is now twenty times that while the income is about ten times.

October 21, 2011 at 7:58 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Hi Jules,
Happy birthday, dear girl. It's fun to go back and see what was happening when you came into the world. are you willing to say what year this was?

October 21, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Flore said, 

Happy birthday Jules ! x

October 21, 2011 at 9:19 AM  
Paula said, 

A very Happy Birthday!

October 21, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Green Monkey said, 

oh come on... lets have a few martini's and go for a pedicab ride!!!!!!! wait, I can't ... homeland security is after me. I'll get the phone shoe out ...call you and we'll plan a secret ruckus! Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Lady!

October 21, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Amie Kaufman said, 

Happy birthday! I love time travel posts. Just like in a book, the little details make it so real.

October 22, 2011 at 7:43 AM  
Tammy said, 

I too remember a lot of that--especially my mom yelling at me to turn it down. I always swore I would let my kids blast their music, and then they went and invented ear buds. Happy, happy birthday Jules!!!

October 23, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Talli Roland said, 

Happy happy birthday! Yes, what year was this? We want to know! :)

October 24, 2011 at 9:37 AM  
Julie said, 

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I hope you treated yourself to the duck breast, and also to plenty of martinis! :)

October 24, 2011 at 1:39 PM  
Nezzy said, 

First and foremost...HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!!!

Yep, I remember that and more. I was born in 1952...oops...did I type that outloud??? Heehehehe!!!

Have a great day filled with laughter, celebration and cake baby...heaps of cake!!!

God bless ya! :o)

October 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

Happy Birthday! That was a great year, my husband was born then too. Hope you have a wonderful week, and yes, I believe in stretching the birthday fun out for a whole week! :D

October 24, 2011 at 8:15 PM  
Angela Felsted said, 

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great weekend. :)

October 25, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
Olivia J. Herrell said, 

Happy Birthday, Jules! Lots of great things happened the year you were born, especially you!

Things look a lot different around here than the last time I stopped by, you've been busy! And dang, it's been way too long.

Hope you gobble(d) up that duck and consumed just enough alcohol to make you dance and sing.

Happy, happy! that rebel, Olivia

October 25, 2011 at 7:27 PM  
Corine said, 

Happy Birthday! :D
Isn't it crazy how much things change??

October 25, 2011 at 7:36 PM  
Tracy said, 

Very interesting research...did you also research the numerous times Carolina BEAT Kentucky?

I just want to know that!
I hope you are feeling better and that your b'day memories are positive...
love and hugs,

October 26, 2011 at 2:16 PM  
Ella said, 

Happy Birthday!!! I love the fun facts~ My first car was an Impala...it was like driving a boat, lol.

Where is the cake? You need some chocolate to celebrate and confetti!
Best Wishes @>------ xo

October 26, 2011 at 11:15 PM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

Happy, happy birthday week! I'm glad you're making it a whole week. Not only is that more fun, but it's likely I've missed it. I hope you did/do something great!

My aunt and uncle had a Chevy Impala station wagon. That thing was a big metal tank. It held 4 kids and lots of cousins. The days before mandatory seat belts and car seats.

What a mean mountain.

October 27, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Happy Birthday, Jules!!! I hope you had a Great day, week and 'duck'! Did you shot the duck?! :-) Just curious because I know you have that 'double barrel' gun. lol

Very interesting stuff about the year you were bone. Esp. that Kentucky Won the NCAA basketball that year. I know you're a die hard fan!!!

Have a Beautiful weekend!
Big HUG,
Coreen XO

October 27, 2011 at 10:20 PM  
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