Thursday, February 28, 2008

Was I alive?

I had this conversation with my DD this morning....

R: "Mom, do you remember when E.T. was invented?"
Me: "I think 1982"
R: "Were you alive in 1982?"
Me: (laughing) "Yes, honey, I was."

I have to say it made me think of the things I've been alive and around for.

I was born in 1976. July, to be exact. I'm not old -- but I'm sure my kids think I am!

So I googled events by year, and I came up with this: http://www.infoplease.com/year and found out that I was alive when...

Star Wars debuted in theatres
Elvis Presley died
Sony introduces the Walkman...the first portable stereo
John Lennon was assasinated
CNN was launched
AIDS was first identified
IBM introduces the first PC, using MS-DOS
The FCC authorizes Motorola to begin testing cellular phone service in Chicago.
British scientists report the opening of an enormous hole in the earth's ozone layer over Antarctica.
Nuclear accident at Chernobyl
Space Shuttle Challenger explodes (saw it on TV at school)
Nintendo is released.

Wow -- some of these things don't seem like they happened all that long ago. It reminds me that, someday, my kids will be reading about 9-11 and other current events (wasn't that just yesterday??) in history class.

3 comments:

jessi said...

crazy huh?? our kids can us feel so old...i was born in 77...and it's weird to realize just what has happened in our lives...can you imagine being a grandparent and the things they have seen change and invented over time?? dude!!

have a fabulous day amanda!!

Isabelle said...

hey! i was born in 76 too! (but in Nov) everything just passes us by way too fast, sometimes i catch myself realizing exactly how old i am...naw i can't be 31!?!

Julie said...

Okay I won't tell you what year I was born in...although my latest post gives it away, but I will say my first child was born in 1981...which makes me old enough to be...oh never mind, I would rather think of you all as friends and fellow scrapbookers. :) hehe