Today is my birthday...yikes, how can I possibly be this close to 50?
In order to amuse myself I decided to play the Numbers Game. Here it is...
Number of places I have lived (not to be confused with the number of times I have moved)
Number of U.S. Presidents since 1962
Number of Prophets since 1962
Number of times the San Fransisco 49ers have won the Superbowl
Number of times the Detroit Redwings have won the Stanley Cup
Number of boyfriends I have had (including the missionary that dumped me after I waited for him!)
Here are some other Fun Facts about 1962...
Personnel Manager earned $8,000 per year
Sears Kenmore refrigerator $198
3 bedroom house $17,500
Ladies shirtwaist dress $2
1962 Ford Galaxy $2645
Bread 2 loaves for .29
Butter .63 a pound
Eggs 2 dozen for .89
One pound ground beef (free of hormones) .35
Kraft Grape Jelly .29
Ice Cream ( a real whole half-gallon) .75
72" Sofa $199
In 1962 Pepperidge Farms introduced Goldfish crackers .37
Bottle of Coke .10
Candy bar .05
Movie with popcorn and drink .80
The minicomputer introduced in 1964 $16,000
Color TV $400Postage .04
Gas one gallon .31
From the menu at Burger Chef (who remembers those?!)
Large Coke .25
And finally... the New York Yankees won the World Series in 1962 in 7 games and the Academy Award for Best Picture was
Lawrence of Arabia
Special thanks to all of you who have made my day SO great!! Jaime for cookies, Cathy and Tomoe (and Amy if she had gotten my message) for breakfast and flowers. Nicole, Debbie and Traci for lunch and books and earrings.
My nieces and friends who wrote on my Facebook wall. Donny Osmond who sent me a "personal" Happy Birthday email.
Phone calls and birthday cards!
Dinner and Hester's dessert from my wonderful family.
It has been a terrific birthday and it would not have been possible without ALL of you. I love you!