Friday, November 9, 2007


I'm too beleaguered to come up with anything snappy for today so I will default to this months back-up theme. (Does anyone know what it is yet?)

In 1967 Lyndon B Johnson was President. A first class stamp cost 5 cents. A Man for all Seasons won best picture at the Oscars. The Chiefs were defeated by Green Bay in the Super Bowl. "Michelle" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney won a Grammy. We moved to North Plainfield, New Jersey. I turned five and started Kindergarten.

By now Sib #3 had been born. We moved into the first house my parents ever owned. My best friend was a girl named Meredith. Here are the things I remember about Meredith:

1. Her mother let her wear her patent leather shoes to school.

2. When she came to "sleep over" at my house she never made it through the night. She would cry and one of her parents would come and pick her up. I was always very disappointed by this.

3. Her mother bought Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms cereal. ALL THE TIME!

4. She had an older brother. He pestered the bejesus out of us but I thought he was fascinating.

5. Her family had the coveted passes to the city pool. Passes we never managed to finagle when we lived there.

SIGH. I know, I was practically the poor little match girl. No wonder I have "issues".


suburbancorrespondent said...

I grew up a Jersey girl, too. Have you managed to shed the accent?

Fannie Mae said...

Hee! When we moved "west" people would comment on my accent. I didn't know I HAD an accent. Here was the sentence I practiced: I spilled my coffee when the ball went in the water. We all lost it over time, but when ever I go back? I tend to slip. Where are you now?

Shelley said...

Don't forget, Shelley was born! 1967. Oh, and Elvis and Priscilla were married on May 1st of that year. It's the important things, you know.