Sunday, November 15, 2009

Treasury Nov. 15
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?


Mary Anne Gruen said...

Happy Happy Birthday! And Congratulations on being in the treasury! I'm slightly younger than you, so I don't remember all those things. But my husband does.

Judy said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a Twitter follower and followed your link to your blog. I'll be 49 next month - just a little younger than you - but I'm the youngest of 7. My oldest sibling turned 60 last year. I grew up with Beatles music played in our house all the time. I've loved them for as long as I can remember. I don't remember much about the events you mentioned but Beatles music will always be a part of my life. :-)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

The Beatles sure have changed since the Ed Sullivan days...LOL! I barely recognized Ringo in this video...LMAO!!!

Happy 60th Birthday!!! Age is just a # and you seem like you're very young at heart :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Happy Birthday!!!

storybeader said...

oh yes, I remember the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show - it was SO NEAT!! ♫♫ Happy Birthday♫♫

Great Song!

Anonymous said...

Happy 60th Birthday!!!!