Saturday, May 23, 2009

In the year 1969

Bonjour from Campagne Maison....

In the year 1969:

In Politics and the Economy

Jan 7: US Congress doubled the President’s salary
Jan 20: Richard Nixon was inaugurated as 37th President of the United States
Mar 5: Gold reached the THEN record high $ 47 ounce in Paris
Mar 10: James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr and was
Sentenced 99 yrs in prison
April 23: Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
Oct 27: Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization known as “Nader’s Raiders”
Oct 29: The Supreme Court orders an “at once” ending for school desegregation

In Space

May 18: Apollo 10 was launched
July 20: Apollo 11: 1st Men on Moon: Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin
July 21: Neil Armstrong “Steps on Moon” at 2:56 a.m. GMT

In Sports

Jan 12: Superbowl III- NY Jets beat Baltimore Colts 16-7
Mar 1: NY Yankee’s Mickey Mantle retired
June 6: Joe Namath resigned NFL after Pete Rozelle said he “must sell his stake in a
bar” wonder why he just said he couldn’t wear panty hose?
Aug 5: Pirate Willie Stargell is the 1st to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium

In Music

Jan 11: BJ Thomas peaked the music charts at # 5 with “Hooked on a Feeling”
Jan 13: The BEATLES released “Yellow Submarine” album
Jan 30: The BEATLES performed their last gig together
Feb 15: THE BEATLES began recording their “Abbey Road” album
Mar 12: 120 Marijuana joints found in Beatle George and Patti Harrison’s home
Mar 12: Beatle Paul McCartney weds Linda Eastman in London (I see a connection
here—what’s NOT to celebrate??)
Mar 20: John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar (what?? no marijuana busts?)
Mar 21: John Lennon and wife Yoko stage their 1st “Bed-in” for Peace (what a way to
start a Honeymoon—who needs marijuana??)
May 31: Stevie Wonder released “My Cherie Amore”
Aug 16: Woodstock Festival began in New York (let the party begin!!)
Sept 18: Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky announce their engagement (ready to do more than “Tip-
toe thru the Tulips?)
Sept 29: Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” (I
already had--it was born the next day!!) OMG--1969 WAS A LEAP YEAR
Dec 14: The Jackson 5 debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” (it was a really big shew)

In Movies and Television

May 25: “Midnight Cowboy” released with an X rating (saw it!!)
June 3: Last episode of “Star Trek” aired on ABC
June 8: Last episode of “Smothers Brothers” aired on CBS
June 8: 21st Emmy Awards: “Get Smart”
June 15: “Hee Haw” premiered on CBS starring Roy Clark and Buck Owens
Sept 23: First broadcast of “Marcus Welby, MD” aired on ABC
Sept 29: “Love American Style” premiered on ABC
Nov 10: “Sesame Street” premiered on PBS


May 2: QE II leaves on her maiden voyage to New York (I wasn’t aboard)
July 25: Ed Kennedy pleads guilty after leaving scene of accident one week AFTER
Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
Aug 9: Manson family commits Tate-La Bianca murders
Aug 17: Hurricane Camille kills 256 in MS and LA
Sep 2: First automatic Teller Machine in US installed in Rockville Center, NY
Nov 15: “Wendys” opened first hamburger fast food restaurant

But the most important events happened…… At My House

May 23, 1969 Moi….Jacquelin Wells, Graduated Osceola High School …..and, on
Oct 1, 1969 BABY made 3….Sammy W. Wells, II was welcomed into our home

And the rest they say is history……………

Dedicated to the 1969 Graduating class of Osceola High School

Osceola, AR
May 23, 1969 - May 23, 2009

There have been no plans for a 40 year Class Reunion this year, so I will post this picture taken at our 35th Class Reunion in 2004. I do not have permission to post my classmates names but I will tell you that I am the 2nd from the left.

The years have past--too many, too fast--but I still remember all the good times, the great friends, and the wonderful opportunity to have been raised in a small town and attend a small school where everyone knew each other. The 60's always seem to get a bad rap. They were good to me!

Please leave a comment if you visited the farmhouse today. We love having company.


Vera said...

The 60's were good to me, the Lord gave me 6 wonderful babies. (well 5 one was in 59)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Jacque!!! Thanks for visiting and congrates on the reunion! I had my 30th a long time ago...what fun. Isn't pink the best? And Audrey pulls if off with flair! Come again soon and have fun! Anita

Anonymous said...

I had forgotten alot of those things had happened in 1969. Thanks for the memories. Time sure does fly. But the hometown still has a soft spot in my heart. Remember the Teen Club and the Breeze Inn? And the Loco Inn? I wish I knew then what I know now.

Jacque said...

Don't we all?

Barb said...

Hi Jacque,

What a fun post. The year 1969 was a very good one for me. Enough said-hehe.

I meant to tell but kept forgetting (blame it on the 1960's), Aromatics Elixir was the first allergy tested fragrance on the market.


Jacque said...

isn't that funny/strange? it sure must mix with my chemistry! i've worn a large majority of the fragrance lines but that is the only one that I was ever complimented on, not just once but almost every time I wore it. go figure. thanks for the info and thanks for the comment...hurray for the 60's! wish i still had my Twiggy figure--i'd be putting on my mini skirt and go-go boots, FOR SURE!