-or trying to, I never got it memorized like so many from my era.
I didn't know that my all time favorite comic was just hitting the press- I was in "The King and I" right around he time Yul Brenner Died.
Farra Fawcet was just loosing her steam as a blond bomb shell, I think she was on her second marriage and had a baby...
All common house hold names now (unless you don't have teenagers, then you might not know Ashley...)
It makes me see how fast time goes. With the death of Micheal Jackson, it also makes me realize how old I am. ]
The 80s seemed to be the era of divorce, I come from a product of that. Of Independence, as women learned to manage on their own. Of latch-key kids, because mom wasn't at home to take care of them. Of lessening morals as stupid 'Fast Times at Ridgmont High' type movies splashed the waning values and free sex all over movie theaters and the new VHS machines everywhere.
The computer age was born, and even though it took almost 10 years for the connections to happen, it's now a commodity we can't live without. The world became smaller and death, starvation, and wars in other areas of the planet became every one's concern.
Russia was still a mystery behind the Berlin Wall.
I wonder how my kids will be looking back in 24 years...
The cult High School Musical following, the Swine Flu, the on going 'war on terror', the depression... who knows what will have the staying power in years to come...