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Double Nickels

In Family on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 8:37 am

Yep.  Today is my birthday, and I’m now double-nickels (as my husband, Dirk says). 

I’ve been around a pretty long while. 

Since before

-Barbie dolls and hula hoops

-permanent press fabrics

 -cassette and 8-track tapes (know what those are??)

-remote controls and portable phones

-home computers and hand-held calculators

-power steering & brakes

-Alaska and Hawaii were not even states

The year I was born

-automobiles were required to install seatbelts

-the first oral contraceptive was invented

-the first cans of Coke came out (they were in glass bottles only, before)

-the first McDonald’s and Disneyland was opened

-gasoline was .23 a gallon

“In God We Trust” was added to all US paper currency

You can laugh about all that now, but you’ll be thanking me when I can save you 10% at Ross on Tuesdays! Just saying.

  1. Happy Birthday to you Robin! I love your post. I got my SDL in a ’55 Chevy Belair, no power steering or brakes. I used alot of .23 gasoline in that car. I loved that car. I have never cared for canned drinks, still. I got the job of ironing my fathers hankerchiefs for his suits and the pillowcases and other things. I didn’t mind doing it either and still sometimes wonder if my pillowcases would look nicer pressed. LOL

  2. I believe you’re only as ‘old’ as you act, so instead of 55, you’re probably more like 27 (with extra wisdom!) 🙂 Love you! Happy Birthday!

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