Monday, November 10, 2008

1962

I grew up in the 50's and 60's when rock 'n roll was in it's "hayday" and Elvis was every teenage girl's secret sweetheart. I bought all of his records, saw all of his movies and clipped movie magazine articles for my scrapbook. Those were the good ole days!!

I graduated high school in 1962. Today I'm remembering the events and the pop-culture of that year.

1. The Beattles released their first recording- "Love Me Do"

2. The first silicone breast implants were used

3. An electric sewing machine was $49.95

4. The average price for a home was $12,500.00

5. Gasoline was 28 cents per gallon

6. JFK was our President

7. We were involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis

8. Marilyn Monroe died

9. The first Walmart store opened

10. The first KMart store opened

11. John H. Glenn was the 1st American to orbit the earth

12. Elvis Presley starred in "Girls, Girls, Girls"

*** What do you remember about the year you graduated from high school?


Don't forget to enter The Thankful Turkey Day Giveaway for a new pashmina (soft wool) shawl/scarf. Contest ends on Thanksgiving weekend.

1. Your blog MUST appear in my community of "Followers" in the right hand column where the pics are.

2. Once you have become a "Follower" I will enter your name into the drawing box, then each time you leave a comment, your name will go into the box again. But remember, your blog MUST appear in my community of "Followers."

3. If your name is drawn you will have 48 hours to send me your address. If I don't hear from you within that time, a second name will be drawn.

24 comments:

Jeannette said...

Did not graduate from High School, do not have things like that over here. But oh the memories of Elvis. From one fan to another - he is still The King.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

I graduated in 1964 and vividly remember all that you listed! Felt like a trip down memory lane! Elvis was my heart throb and so was Fabian. I still can sing all the words to West Side Story and wanted to be Maria!

Janna Qualman said...

What a great list, Barbara. And I love getting a glimpse of your teenage you! :) The year I graduated was the year I met my husband!

Terri Tiffany said...

Hmm--I can't really remember the fadsf from that particular year but a year or so later I remember shag haircuts and painter pants!

Pat's Place said...

That is a wonderful list of things to write about. You give such nice writing prompts. Do you lead a writing group??

Joanne said...

The year I graduated, Billy Joel was really popular. I got my first car, a blue Chevy Nova, and went skiing for the first time!

Debbie said...

I don't want to offend but 1962 is the year I was born. (If it is any consolation I did a post yesterday and most of my readers are 20 years younger than me) This was fun to see what was going on when I made my appearance.

Barbara said...

Jeannette- Elvis was so international, wasn't he?

Barbara said...

Donna- I loved Fabian, too!! Did you see him in North To Alaska?

Barbara said...

Janna- I love lists. I think we can get a sense of ourselves from them.

Barbara said...

Terri- I remember those.

Barbara said...

Pat- I don't lead a group at this time, but I do love prompts.

Barbara said...

Joanne- What fun!!

Barbara said...

Debbie- Glad I could offer some info on your birth year!!

MichaƩle said...

I graduated in 1986 - the thing I remember most is some of the movies - The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, stuff my kids and I still watch together even now. I cannot for the life of me remember how much gas was. I rode the Yellow Limo (read; school bus) everyday so I didn't even pay attention. I do remember a certain kind of jeans being $30 which to me still sounds like a lot today.

Barbara said...

Michaele- 1986? I was just beginning to "bloom where I was planted."

Avily Jerome said...

I graduated in 1997. And that was a year early. To be honest, not a lot has changed since then.

Give me a few years, and then I'll be able to look back with a little more nostalgia.

Barbara said...

Avily- You have so many memories yet to be made!!

Lorrie Veasey said...

Barbara-
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog: it was a pleasure to visit yours.
'62- GREAT year...I drink it in a crisp chardonnay often!!
:)
Lorrie

Barbara said...

lorrie- Thanks for visiting. You're having a great giveaway.

Angie Ledbetter said...

77 was a great year, full of horrible fashions and hair-dos, and all that disco music. :)

Barbara said...

Angie- Elvis died August 16, 1977. Couldn't believe he was actually gone. A sad time for his fans.

I certainly remember the disco music, too.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

I graduated in 1956. Unfortunatley it was the year my father died. That makes it such a memorable year and not all favorable. I remember Bill Haley and the Commets singing Rock Around the Clock. I was before the Elvis craze although I likes him.

Barbara said...

Lea- My husband really liked Bill Haleyand the Comets, Little Richard, etc.