Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another Year Older!

Well, for all of us who were born in 1973, we turn 37 this year. Today happens to be the day for me! :)
I'm so thankful to the Lord for His many blessings, and taking care of me all these years.
I thought it might be fun to take a little stroll down Memory Lane, and share some things I found for that year.
I'd love to hear what you remember!

Richard Nixon was President.

In the news:
The end of the Vietnam War
Arab Oil Embargo
The launch of the first U.S. space station, Skylab
Construction was completed on the Sears Tower in Chicago.

Money facts:
The median household income was $10,512.
The average cost of a new house was $32,500.
A first class stamp was 8 cents.
Milk was $1.31 a gallon.
A loaf of bread was 27 cents.
The federal debt was $466.3 billion.

car airbags
UPC barcodes
Post-it notes
mobile phone

I also found some commercials on Youtube, and thought you might like to see a couple of them.
*Make sure you pause the music on my sidebar. :)

When I showed this to Katie, all she said was, "Mom, you're old." :) Hmmm.
It's hard to believe how technology has advanced since then!

Here's a little clip showing the CBS Fall Shows for 1973.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a great week! :)



  1. Happy birthday Melanie!
    I pray the Lord will bring many blessings to you today.

  2. Happy Birthday Melanie...

    And, no. You and my husband are closer in age then you think. I'll leave it at that. ;)

  3. Happy Birthday Melanie!!! It's always fun to look back at what was going on in our birth year. Except mine was way back in 1962. I hope you have a very blessed day and that God will bless you with many happy years ahead!!!

  4. Happy Birthday Melanie!! I hope you have a wonderful day and a great year ahead!! I enjoyed walking down memory lane with you; I remember so much about 1973 (I was a sophomore in high school). It was interesting to see what the median household income was, times sure have changed!

    love your new blog header picture!!

    have a fantastic day!!!!!


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    Hope you have a Great Day!

  6. Hope you have a very happy birthday, Melanie!!

  7. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I love your header! And I remember what we called the pong game, but not the ad. But I did enjoy watching all these great old CBS show snippets! We watched most of them!

  8. Happy birthday.. I hope you have a wonderful day.

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :-) (Thanks for praying for my toe!)
    ~Amber ~

  10. Dear sweet Melanie...Happy Birthday blessings to you on this special day! Love, Teri

  11. Happy Birthday!
    May God richly bless you on your special day and in the days to come!!!!

  12. Happy birthday to you - happy birthday to you - happy birthday dear Melanie - happy birthday to you! And many more.

    Love the new look on your blog.


  13. Happy birthday to you....Love the new blog background....o and by the way your not old. God Bless Trish

  14. Happy Birthday Melanie! I hope you had a wonderful day :-) I remember The Bob Newhart Show. We watched it every week. I turned 13 that year...a teenager!

  15. Happy Birthday Melanie!! I hope you had a wonderful day!! I graduated from high school in 1973. It was interesting to read those facts about that year. I loved the video about the tv shows. I used to watch almost all those shows. Thank you for the memories!

    I hope you have a great weekend! :)

  16. Hey Mel, this is renee, I closed my blogger blog and just have wordpress, Jacob kept his blogger blog though

  17. Thanks so much for posting about my giveaway!

  18. sorry belated birthday wishes. just a wild week. rose

  19. Happy belated bday! Now I feel REALLY old after reading this and watching the clips. Thanks! LOL

  20. Happy(late)birthday Melanie!

    Wow, those do take you back, don't they? I can't believe how far our technology has come in such a short time. I can't imagine what they will come out with next.

    I hope this year brings you many more wonderful memories and moments!

  21. Happy Belated birthday! WOW times sure have changed huh? Average house price...sure wish it were like that today. Thanks for popping over to say hello.


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