Thursday, July 1, 2010
Record your Life... Was I a second grader?
Why is it I can't remember anything big from that year? Did nothing exciting happen that year? Was second grade really so boring that nothing sticks in my mind?
So, what happened in 1983, the year I would have started 2nd grade?
Pet Sematary and Christine by Stephen King were two of the top five fiction books for the year (and I've read neither!).
The last Delorean (the car from Back to the Future) was produced.
The final episode of M.A.S.H. aired with more than 125 million viewers (which I know I watched!).
Rubik's Cube and Cabbage Patch Kids were popular (although I probably had neither at that time...).
The 1983 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress are all for the movie "Terms of Endearment" (which I've never heard of).
In 1983, the 26th Grammy Awards granted Michael Jackson four awards (for "Thriller", "Beat It" and "Billie Jean").
The Washington Redskins beat the Miami Dolphins 27 - 17 in the 1983 Super Bowl and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies (4-1) in the World Series Championship.
Of the top 19 shows in 1983, I don't remember really watching any of them. I recognize the names of shows ("Dallas", "60 Minutes" and "Dynasty" top the list). I know I watched others in reruns ("The Jeffersons", "The Love Boat" and "Kate and Allie").
And in 1983 Reagan was President, the unemployment rates was 9.6%, you could buy a new Ford Escort for $6900 and a loaf of bread was $.66 (with coupons I can beat that!).
So maybe second grade didn't happen? It almost feels that way. But really, I KNOW I went through second grade. My teacher was Mrs Borges and we called her Gorgeous Borges (although she wasn't gorgeous...it was just what rhymed!). And I do remember my mom starting work and walking to school with my brother and reading through that whole reading system. But nothing big must have happened for me that year. That's okay though, I have plenty of other memories to reflect on!
This is my fourth posting at Mommy's Piggy TALES recording my memories in just 15 weeks. If you're interested in doing the same for yourself, swing by her place to check it out!
Click here to read my post from last week, where in first grade I really (truly) lost a tooth.