I'm featured in this lovely treasury today on Etsy. The title makes me wonder what era the creator of the Treasury grew up in. I grew up in the era of rock and roll, American Bandstand and the Beatles, graduating from high school in 1967. I also grew up during the cold war and the Vietnam War. I remember air raid practice drills and real fear about war with the Russians. I remember practicing getting under our desks at school when the air raid siren went off. One day, during the Cuban Missile crisis, we had a "drill" and everyone thought it was for real. I was in band class and our room wasn't connected to the PA system so we thought there was a real emergency; everyone panicked. I arrived home from school that day to find my mother and sister not at home and had a very real sense of panic and doom as I watched President Kennedy on TV talk about the crisis.
Today is my birthday, so I have this song running through my head:
I'm 60 today, but I don't feel like I could be 60...wasn't it just yesterday that I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan show?