Sunday, March 27, 2011
As part of working to clean out the house so it can be readied for sale I am going through old VHS tapes. You know those ones that we used to record those TV shows and movies on in order to watch them at a later date. It is turning out to be a very interesting activity. This technology of the 20th century did not allow the skipping of advertisements or news briefs. Currently I am watch movies recorded in 1991, 10 years ago. They probably were recorded when I was too busy or tired from raising 10, 8, and a 6 year olds to watch TV at night without falling asleep. Oh, they may have been on a night I was working at Julie's Quilt shop. So here are some interesting history I am being reminded of.....George Bush senior was president of the USA at the time. The minimum wage was raised to $4.25. People were be encouraged to continue using generic drugs even though there were some manufacturing problems with certain of them; from the way this story was read it sounded as if generic drugs were a relative new thing. The Soviet Union still existed but was soon to fall. By the end of 1991 it no longer existed. Now for those who think prices have gotten out of control....The Red Lobster ShimpFest was being advertised for $10.95. Frank Herzog was also still doing sports on ABC here in Washington DC. Oh and the movies were recorded from the ABC Monday Night Movie. Ah yes those were the good old days! I never thought I would say I wish I could go back, but I think I maybe do wish I could go back and do a few things differently.