This week’s prompt is - The year you were born
- Or use any other historical (well known or otherwise) event
I am a child of the early 1970's.
I thought a good starting point for this exercise would be to refer to the baby book my mother created for me when I was born. (Thanks Mom!) After 27 hours of labor, I was born via Cesarean section a month early at La Guardia Hospital in Queens, NY.
These are some of the things she jotted down in the book about the year I was born.
Public officials: Mayor Lindsey, President Nixon
Clothing styles: layered look for women, Men --wide leg pants, high heeled shoes.
Signs of the times: Apollo 17 to the moon, Viet Nam War concluding. Long hair worn by men and women.
Here are a couple of the movies that came out that year that I was born. I've only seen them in bits and pieces of over the years but after looking at the trailers today, I am going to make a point to sit down and watch them from start to finish. They are both classics and it would do me some good to see them with grown up eyes now.
Lady Sings The Blues
Songs playing on the radio were Bill Wither's "Lean on Me", Don McLean's "American Pie", Roberta Flack's "The First Time I Saw Your Face" and Al Green's "Let's Stay Together.
One of my favorite children's books that I remember reading when I was child was published the year I was born.
Frog and Toad Together
by Arnold Lobel
I also loved this one.
by Mary Rodgers
Shows on television:
Sanford and Son
And who could forget this!
All In The Family