HS Memories – top events of the years

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.


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The Concord made a stop to our local city airport.


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In Jonestown, 900 people killed themselves.


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We are having a gas shortage and gasoline is very high in price.


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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.

15 thoughts on “HS Memories – top events of the years

    • I know what you mean, it is very strange to think about it today. And I remember that depending on the license plate number determined what day of the week you could get gas. Thanks for reading and commenting – have a great day! 🙂

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    • Yes, these past events are easily forgotten and it is interesting to revisit them. Back in the 1970s it was quite unusual to be married while still in high school. Thanks Athena for reading and commenting – have a great day! 🙂

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