They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it; for it is money they have and peace they lack.
  -James Earl Jones "Field of Dreams"
and don't go mistaking paradise for that home across the road
  -Bob Dylan "Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

30 years ago

Yesterday was our 30th wedding anniversary. Wikipedia says the median length of a marriage in the US today is 11 years. The month we were married, Elvis died, Son of Sam was captured, and Radio Shack introduced the TRS-80 computer. The number one record that year was Tonight's the Night by Rod Stewart. Jimmy Carter was in the first year of his term, but the Soviets had not yet invaded Afghanistan. The Academy Award for Best Picture (along with Best Director and Best Actress) went to Annie Hall. The Yankees beat the LA Dodgers in the World Series. Earlier in the year Marquette beat North Carolina in the NCAA basketball championship but I missed it because I was working nights and the hotel blew my wakeup call. Later in the year, Elvis Costello and the Attractions made their first US TV appearance (on Saturday Night Live). Minimum wage was $2.30. Regular gas cost about 65 cents a gallon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is some HOT hair you had 30 years ago Paul..... :)
Congratulations to you guys!! Happy Anniversary!!!
jodi cantrell