Wednesday, July 20, 2011
42 Years - The Moon Landing and Me
Here are some other things that were going on at the time: Richard Nixon was president of the United States, gas was $0.35 a gallon, a U.S. first class stamp was $0.06, and minimum wage was $1.60 per hour. Silly String, Barrel of Monkeys, the Nerf Ball, and Weebles were all new toys that were introduced that year. John Wayne received the Academy Award for best actor in True Grit. Some top songs of that year were Crimson and Clover, Sugar Sugar, and I Heard it Through the Grapevine. The video cassette was invented.
Wow, 42 years ago seems like ancient history! Here's a video of the first moon landing. A little bit of what my mom would have watched on the hospital TV.
Fast forward to yesterday, and here is a photo of a beautiful necklace and earrings my husband gave me for my birthday. He bought them in a little shop called "Vintage Lady" in Harpers Ferry, WV, when we were there a couple of weeks ago. I love them!