Today is the first day of spring and it’s my birthday!
I thought it might be fun to take a trip down memory lane and visit the year I was born- 1964
According to Siri, I’m a Friday’s child, though you’d never catch me in bloomers, lol. How about you?
This is my mom and dad ready to catch me if I fall, and later, me and my younger brother, Roger. Gotta love those red corduroy overalls, lol
In the music world, The Beatles were racking up the top 5 on The Billboard Top 100 with I Want to Hold Your Hand leading the way.
It was a feat no musical group had ever accomplished and many thought would never occor again.
The average house in the US cost 15,000 and rent was $115 a month (imagine!)
Milk was priced at $0.93.
A gallon of gas- $0.25 compared to the $1.94 a litre we currently pay in BC
Minimum wage was $1.15 an hour while ours in 2022 is $15.55
The 1964 Mustang was a mind-boggling $2300.00 (yes, I’m drooling!)
Apparently, Dragons are the most powerful in the Chinese zodiac, gifted with courage and intelligence, but are hotheads with sharp tongues (Oops!)
There are five types of dragons depending on the year you were born. For 1964, it is the Wood Dragon- introverted (yes), less enthusiastic (maybe), and lacking good relationships (not true!)
Dragons who will be engaged in creative work, literature, etc., you will have more inspiration this year of the Tiger, and maybe one day your works will become a hit. (Yes!)
Mary Poppins by Walt Disney released August of 1964 and grossed $102,272,145
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law.
Mohammad Ali became the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
Sidney Poiter won the Oscar for his role in Lilies of The Field
Alaska suffered a 9.2 earthquake on Good Friday, March 30th
1964 was a busy year in history!
In 2022, we have war in Ukraine, a wave of hate crimes, poverty, overdoses, a pandemic… but in the midst of it all there are stories of kindness, generosity, and family values. We can do better- I truly believe humans are worth the effort.