Tuesday, April 10, 2007

In April of 1979...

-Musical groups such as The Bee Gee's, Donna Summer, New Wave, Blondie and Kenny Rogers were popular.

-Popular movies included: The Muppet Movie, Mad Max, Rocky II and Alien

-Television premieres such shows as: The Dukes of Hazzard, You Can't Do That on Television, The Facts of Life, Benson, Knot's Landing, Hart to Hart, and Wonderwoman

-The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series games 4 to 3.

-The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys in Superbowl XIII 35-31

-April: The Masters Fuzzy Zoeller defeated Ed Sneed and Tom Watson in the second hole of a sudden-death playoff, the first time the Masters used a sudden-death format.

-John McEnroe and Tracy Austin win the U.S. Open

-Pope John Paul II began his second year as pontif.

-Jimmy Carter was U.S. President.

-The average cost of a new home was $71, 800.
-Median household income was $16, 461.
-Cost of a stamp was $0.15
-Cost of a gallon of regular gas was $0.86
-Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.85
-Cost of a gallon of milk: $1.62

-Atari releases the arcade game Asteroids.

-Three tornadoes hit Wichita Falls, Texas in a matter of hours.

-And, on April 10th, in Victoria, Texas at exactly 12:41 p.m., I was born!

Yes, today was my birthday and, much to my surprise, it turned out to be a very nice one. I started the day with a "Happy Birthday, baby," from Richard this morning as I flew out of the house. I had the birthday song sung to me several times throughout the day...by students, coaches, and best of all, by my parents and a group of their singin' & guitar pickin' friends! It was great, harmony and all! I received some nice cards, several sweet emails, a gift basket full of yummy snacks from the Breakfast Club (a group of teachers who all have 1st period off and often spend it together) some $$, and a few voice mails/phone calls. Richard brought me flowers, a card, and rented Over The Hedge for us to watch. My actual birthday present was our trip to Austin to see The Lion King on stage. We dined at Thai Kitchen (yes, believe it or not Childress has a really good little Thai restaurant...go figure) and are now about to settle in with the movie and each other!

So, here's to the first 28 years and many more to come, God willing. I am thankful for all I have learned and all there is to learn from the experiences He will no doubt lead me into and through! Thanks to everyone for making my day so special!


  1. I hope it was a GREAT day! YAY for 1979 babies! Some of the COOLEST people I know were born in that year! :)
    Let me know when your card arrives in the mail!

    I'm going to blame it on my old age, but in subsequence, I was thinking of you all day on the 9th, knowing your b-day was the next day. I love you, and hope your day was super! Sounds like a darn good one to me, and lots of love around you~ that is the best! Happy birthday everyday!
    Love Sal

  3. I am so glad that you had an awesome birthday! As I read your blogs, I can hear your voice saying the words in my head as if you were right here with me. I sure miss you! Happy Happy Birthday!!! :-) stacie

  4. Three tornadoes converged on Withchita Falls on April 10th just as a 4th little tornado was taking her first breaths in Victoria. One of the phone calls we made on the 11th was to find out how friends had weathered the storm in Wichita Falls.....they left their house at the last minute and half of it was blown away! What memories!!! We love you- Mom

  5. Sounds like you had a nice day. I usually remember your birthday because it is the day after our anniversary. Your Mom was one of the few people to acknowledge our anniversary. It is a hard day for me because my husband never remembers it anymore. Garrett is one of those good 1979 babies too! Love ya lots!

  6. Hope you got my bday message Lala!
    Ronnie, Drew, Kade and I were thinking of you all day. Love the 1979 thing...did you find that on the web? I heard the dress looks great on you and hope you guys have a great weekend!
    Love ya

  7. awww..happy belated! i'm glad it was a good one! may God truly bless you and your family in ways you never dreamed of this year!


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