Thirty years ago on May 2nd, I was born. A milestone I suppose. And how time flies!
My mom was 25 and my dad was 27 when they had me. And look, I'm not a mom yet. (And not planning to be...but, it's God's will.)
My mom remembers "Star Wars" coming out in theaters later in May, and my dad named me after a famous actress in the western Gunsmoke...Amanda Blake, I believe. (He he, my dad and his western re-runs.)
A few facts from the year 1977 from the book, "1977: Remember When...A Nostalgic Look Back in Time." Of course, I don't remember but some of you may. (Hee hee!)
--America's Television Favorites: 1. Three's Company, 2. 60 Minutes, 3. Alice.
--President: Jimmy Carter, Vice President: Walter Mondale.
--Average Life Expectancy: 73.3 years.
--Cost of Living:
Average Income: $15,070.00
New Car: $4,785.00
Average Rent: $240.00/month
Tuition at Harvard: $4,100.00/year
Movie Ticket: $2.00/each
U.S. Postage Stamp: $0.13/each
--Movies: Annie Hall (Academy Award Winner), Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Saturday Night Fever, Smokey & the Bandit, The Spy Who Loved Me.
(Photographs: Me @ 1 year old 1978, 6yrs old 1983, family portrait 1985?, Alex & I in 1994 ages 15 & 17...I was 17.)