Monday, August 12, 2013

Forty Years Ago

Lots of interesting things happened in 1973. It seems like such a long time ago. The cost of a gallon of gas was about thirty-nine cents. Minimum wage was $1.60 per hour; I was working as a medical receptionist. 

In August, I walked down the aisle with a bouquet of yellow roses and daisies. Yep, my sweetheart and I have been married for forty years this week. We were two kids beginning the adventure of a lifetime, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Love ya, baby!

Other historic events of 1973
The Young & The Restless soap opera premieres
The Sting wins best motion picture at the Academy Awards
Watergate unfolds, Vietnam War ends
Pioneer 11 and Skylab space station are launched
Live and Let Die premieres with Roger Moore as Bond, James Bond
Secretariat wins the Triple Crown
Roy Clark is named CMA Entertainer of the Year
The World Trade Center opens in New York
Kojak, The Celebrity Match Game, and The Addams Family cartoon debut on TV
Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match
Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce
Benny Parsons wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship

Some classic songs hit number one
You're So Vain – Carly Simon
The Most Beautiful Girl and Behind Closed Doors – Charlie Rich
Angie – Rolling Stones
Time in A Bottle and Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
Satin Sheets – Jeanne Pruett
Let's Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
You've Never Been This Far Before – Conway Twitty


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