Birthday 1973, A True Story

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The time between birth and death is what we have, however long or short.  How we spend that time and what we do with that time defines us. It defines us differently to different people. The hero of a revolution is a dastardly traitor to those displaced by said revolution.  As we get older, the reminders of our own personal, inescapable, mortality become more frequent and more intrusive. An old injury that starts hurting again or Joints that stiffen more quickly, and loosen more slowly creep up and make us aware. One would think that the unexpected should become more expected the longer we live.  Birthdays have a strange way of doing all this and more.

I always like to post some remembrances on my birthday that make me happy and make me think.  I hope they make you think about all the time that has gone by since you were born.  Many wonderful things have happened in our lives.  We should cherish and remember them good or bad.

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In 1973

The Dow Jones Industrial closed with a yearly average of 850.

The average cost of a new house was only 32,500.00 dollars.

The average income per year was 12,900.00 dollars.

A dozen eggs was only 45 cents on average.

The one time tallest building in the world, the Willis Tower also known commonly as the Sears Tower opened in Chicago.

The IBM UPC code standard is established, commonly known as the Barcode.

Robust modern optical fiber was invented by Gerhard Bernsee of Schott Glass in Germany.

Popular TV shows were: The Odd Couple, The Partridge Family, Columbo, Masterpiece Theatre, McMillan and Wife, M*A*S*H, Sanford and Son, The Bob Newhart Show, The Price Is Right, and The Waltons.






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