Memories of 1977 - Where Were You?

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    Driving a taxi on the night shift and about to be divorced.
     
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    Working as a tool & die maker at the factory I'd been working in since 1964. Retired from there in 2007.
     
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    I was married, raising three kids, and living in the country in northern Idaho. My ex-husband was a lineman; so we moved a lot as he went from job to job. Eventually, we settled down in a tiny little house that was on property that belonged to my folks, and after that, the kids and I stayed home, and he traveled from job to job, and was home on weekends.

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    Nice picture Yvonne!
     
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    1977 was also the year in which John O'Neill wrote The Undertones' Teenage Kicks, in my view the finest single that has ever been made.
     
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    I went back to college as a mature student to do A levels and would have been in my second year. I did English Literature and Sociology. At 27 I was with a bunch of 17 year olds but I had the best time. Instead of setting an example for them I became 17 again joining in all the social events and generally fitting in really well :)

    I got an A in English and a B in Sociology so I suppose I must have managed to do a little work somewhere along the line!
     
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    1977, I would have been 40 years old. Working as a bread truck driver for a brand called Millbrook Bread.
     
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    ...and the dough was rollin' in!;)
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    Joe. You nailed it, only our trucks were pretty worn out and had a different paint job.
     
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    OMG Millbrook ! Yes I remember that they would do sponsorships for Snoopy and Peanuts (or vice versa)
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    In 1977 I was still in school, I remember that we had just celebrated the Bicentennial and we had been collecting the quarters and stuff that was released to celebrate that event. I still have some.

    I had done a stitchery of Betsy Ross in school and a teachers magazine asked for permission to use it for the cover photo. Later the local newspaper did a spot on that stitchery and another kids project to celebrate the Bicentennial in the schools. It was also the first year I had a piece of written work published. I was not in high school as of yet. That year I starred in the school play Snow White. I tried out to be the evil witch, funny but everyone wanted that, somehow I ended up as Snow White, but it was okay because this boy I adored then was the Prince. Secretly I had hoped he would kiss me, but it didn't happen like that. Funny I just heard of someone with the same last name as that boy this past week, it made me wonder what had ever became of him and if he stayed as handsome.

    Back then I listened to music like Genesis, Queen, Aerosmith and Boston. I liked the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. I had a pen pal from England and that summer I went to visit. We still write till this day! Difference is it is on Facebook now. In the winter of 1976-77 I had my first bout of pneumonia that has haunted me all my life. We had a terrible blizzard in this area so we were all stuck in the house for a month. My aunt had bought me a needlepoint so I would not be bored while I was recovering. Till this day I still do a needlepoint every winter. In fact I just got this years from Amazon yesterday.
     
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    In 1977, I was married 7 years and living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I was a stay at home mom to my daughter who was 6 and my son who was 1. Life was pretty good.

    We had just moved from an apartment in Chicago because although my daughters school was just catty corner to where we lived there was talk of busing the kids to a school a lot further away.

    No way was I going to let my 6 yr old daughter ride a bus for an hour to God knows where when the school was just across the street.

    We moved to a townhouse in Mt.Prospect, Il.
     
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    In 1977, I was a single parent of a 13 year-old boy. I think I was living in Long Beach, but I moved to Anaheim sometime around that time. The company I worked for, Hoerner-Waldorf, had just been taken over by Champion International. We had voted the union in, and I was the chief shop steward by that time, I think. I later became Vice President of our UPIU Local but I think that was later on. I was attending Pacific Christian College at night. I was younger than I am now.
     
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    Wow, that puts it into perspective for me, since we're the same age and you had a 13 year old, you could have been his older brother. When I was 26 my youngest sister was 11 and the middle one was 16.
     
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    Yes, when he was 13, I was twice his age. I adopted him when I was twenty and he was seven.
     
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