Friday, October 15, 2010

From 1980 ...

This weekend is Granddad's 30th high school reunion.  It really doesn't seem like 30 years have past since his high school days.  Although we are unable to go back home for the reunion, I just wanted to post some of the happenings of 1980 ... 

Ronald Reagan elected the 40th President of the United States of America

Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted

"Sailing" by Christopher Cross was Record of the Year & Song of the Year
w/ "Christopher Cross" the Album of the Year

Olivia Newton-John's "Magic" was a #1 Hit from the movie Xanadu 
("Xanadu" is one of our daughter's favorite movie of all time)

"Miracle on Ice" between the US & Soviet Union 
(only Canada broadcast this live during the Olympics)

Who shot JR?

U.S. Open Men's Singles winner John McEnroe

U.S.Open Women's Singles winner Chris Evert Lloyd

John Lennon murdered

Philadelphia Phillies World Series Champions 

Season 1 "Facts of Life"
(One of Granny's favorites)

"Babe (I Love You)"  Styx

"Lonesome Loser"  Little River Band

And, just for Lucy, her Granddad's senior pictures from 1980 ...  

Graduation pic from 1980 yearbook

Mr. Pioneer - Homecoming

Graduation evening

Receiving his diploma
High Honors Award

Is it any wonder that 'new guy at school' would be the man of my dreams? And he still is!

(1980 brought a personal tragedy to my family -- my Aunt's life was suddenly taken by a drunk driver.  Life was not the same after her wreck. But I do see some of my Aunt's characteristics in my daughter who is her namesake.  I will post about this at a later time.)



Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

Haha I don't think I ever actually saw the Mr. Pioneer picture!

Granny said...

Mrs. 'Joe -- It was so cute to watch Lucy looking at these pictures "Are you sure that's my Granddad???"