Monday, June 15, 2009
Fun Monday - My Day
Lil'Mouse Jill is hosting this week and she wants to know what happened in the world the day we were born!
March 25, 1962 must have been a pretty quiet day. Not much was going on.
If you were my parents, and not busy with me and the hospital, you might have had a day like this:
JFK was president and other than still dealing with the fallout of okaying the resumption of above-ground nuclear testing, he probably had his feet up much of the day.
If they were reading the newspaper, they might have read a column written by Eleanor Roosevelt entitled "My Day" about her encounter with an elderly Korean gentleman.
Perhaps they were getting ready to do their taxes - the median family income was $6000 a year. A new house cost $15,000. The car? $2,500. (Of course, being newlyweds, my parents were actually renting an apartment above someone's house.)
Driving home from work, the number one song on the radio that day was Connie Francis' Don't Break the Heart that Loves You.
In the evening, they may have settled down with your TV dinner to watch their brand new $400 color TV set. First, Lassie (Lassie and the Eagle) followed by the Bob Hope Show - with Dorothy Lamour, Janis Page, and Frank Sinatra as guests.
After a glass of warm milk, bed and a book. From the NYTimes Bestseller list, they could have chosen Franny & Zooey by JD Salinger, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Chairman of the Bored by Edward Streeter or maybe The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins.
Of course, none of that really happened. They were driving into town to have me instead!