In my post ‘The ball is rolling’, I wrote the following –
As you know, several garage sales took place last year and additional ones are on the calendar for March. With downsizing from a 3,800 sq. ft. home to a smaller one comes downsizing furniture and possessions.
In today’s post I write the following –
Part of the downsizing taking place is opening boxes in our upstairs storage and going through possessions of long ago. Some of these possessions I have not viewed in many, many years. Some items will need to be discarded, as they hold no value as a keepsake. Other items will be kept a little longer until another day arrives that I will need to find a home for them, whether that be giving to my sons or the trash. I realize it is difficult to just throw items and memories of long ago away, but not everything can be kept forever.
One item I came across was a book titled ‘memories’, I received specially for my high school senior year to record ideas, impressions, opinions, thoughts and comments. This book includes personal data; including my senior picture, high school data, senior class data, class schedule, faculty information, clubs – activities – organizations; you get the idea.
I graduated high school in 1979 at the age of 19. I married my high school sweetheart at age 18, therefore I was married my senior year of high school.
One of the pages in this ‘memories’ book is titled ‘great events of our years’; I thought I would share with you some great events that occurred during my high school years 1976 – 1979.
Great events –
President Gerald Ford came to our city to celebrate the opening of a local museum.
The Concord made a stop to our local city airport.
In Jonestown, 900 people killed themselves.
We are having a gas shortage and gasoline is very high in price.
Interesting to revisit and see the news headlines and other great events of that time.
In the future I will post about fads & fashions and a few other odds & ends.