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Celebrating my birth year…1961

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It was 1961…

  • President Kennedy creates the Peace Corps
  • The Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is the first man to travel in to space
  • Alan Shepherd blasts into space for a 20 minute ride…the space race was on!
  • Coca-Cola introduces Sprite to compete with 7-Up
  • Ray Kroc buys out the McDonald brothers
  • Johnson and Johnson introduce Tylenol
  • The Yo-Yo becomes the newest craze
  • Ernest Hemingway commits suicide
  • West Side Story wins for Best Picture

Celebrity Birthdays for June 9;

  • Natalie Portman
  • Johnny Depp
  • Michael J Fox
  • Jon Lord
  • Les Paul
  • Jackie Wilson
  • Cole Porter

Well today was the Big day!  It came and went without too much attention, a lot like this post.  I received a card in the mail, numerous Facebook well wishes and a few text messages and a spattering of phone calls.  My mother recounted the ordeal of my birth. My Dad told me the same story he tells me every year.  My husband showered me with wonderful gifts and the sweetest card, the kind that tugs at your heart-strings.  This year I managed not to cry.  He also found the perfect humorous birthday card.

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