Yep. Today is my birthday, and I’m now double-nickels (as my husband, Dirk says).
I’ve been around a pretty long while.
-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.