It Was 28 Years Ago Today

Sargent Pepper taught the band to play...

Uh, no. Sorry. Wrong line there, but I couldn't help it. Whenever I say something like that, those Beatles lyrics just naturally follow.

No, 28 years ago it was 1980.

  • Ronald Regan became President of the U.S.
  • John Lennon was shot
  • Mount St. Helen's erupted
  • The U.S. boycotted the Summer Olympics in Moscow
  • Steve McQueen and Peter Sellers died
  • Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Gosling were born
  • Post-It Notes are invented
  • We watched Who Shot JR? on Dallas
  • Canadian Ken Taylor organized the escape of Americans from Iran
  • CNN started broadcasting
  • Gas cost $ 1.25 a US gallon
And 28 years ago today, I was doing this:

Gad. We look young!

(Well, you should silly; you were still a TEENAGER).

Gad. I look thin!

(Ditto on the TEENAGER comment).

Gad. We look happy!

(And yes, we still are).

How the heck can it be 28 years already?

18 People would rather be commenting:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Congratulations on your wonderful feat (a rarity these days). I'm happy for you and your hubby.

And congrats on the love from Huck!

Ed (zoesdad) said...


So you get a pass on the traditional anniversary gift (but only two years for those pearls). Modern gift would be orchids. That'll do. Consider yuourself having received an imaginary orchid from me.

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary. You guys did it the way we all have done it - one day at a time.

Annie and I will be married 31 years on June 25th.

One day at a time.

Kathy said...

Congratulations! What a great looking couple! I can't say I enjoyed reading your 1980 list, though. God, I feel old now.

Maureen said...

Thanks HPST! I don't know where the years went; it seems like yesterday. And Huck is the best,no?

Ed: Aw, how sweet of you! Thank you!How the heck did you know? Along with your lovely orchid, hubby also got me some too! You guys.... ;)

Iceel: Wow, 31 in a few days! Congrats to YOU too!

Kathy: You and me both... and thanks!!

JD at I Do Things said...

Congratulations! You both look beautiful (yes, your husband looks beautiful!) You should be very proud. 28 years! Awesome!!!

JD at I Do Things

AshPup said...

Great picture! Happy anniversary, hope you had a lovely celebration!

Cupcake Blonde said...

Wow! Congratulations! I hope my hubby and I are as happy as you two after all those years. And are so beautiful in that picture (still are I bet!)

Cupcake Blonde said...

P.S. Love that you added Ryan Gosling's birthday...I love him.

Phoenix5 said...

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!!! 28 years is a HUGE accomplishment! Glad to hear you're still happy too!

On a side note, Mrs. Phoenix and I are 10 years behind you, minus a week... ;-)

Ann(ie) said...

HEY! We have the same wedding anniversary!!! Except I'm at 5 silly years and you're at 28! Damn, 28! That's awesome. Hope you guys had a fabulous day! xo.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Congratulations. You look adorable. Mr B and I have been together 15 years this moth but married for 9 in August. Time goes so fast doesn't it? Here's to another 28 years my lovely, and hope you had a fab day.

Heather said...

Happy belated anniversary!!

NH Yocal said...

Congrats! 28 years is pretty monumental in my book.

Maureen said...

JD: Aw, thanks, and I’ll pass on your comment to hubby too. Can’t wait to see the look on his face when I tell him someone said he is beautiful! ;)

Ashley: Thanks Ashley! Yeah, dinner and a movie. Fun!

Vegas Princess: Thanks so much… the time has really flown by. And yeah, I love Ryan too; I’m just depressed I am old enough to be his mother…

Phoenix5: Thanks! Cool, happy anniversary to be!

Ann(ie): Hah! Neat! I have a co-worker who has the same date too! Wow, I can’t even remember 5 years… that was a long time ago!

Jo: Thank you. It does go fast, and thanks for the well wishes.

Heather: Thanks so much!

Melinda: You know, it really, really doesn’t seem that long.

Jill: Thank you too!

Canadian flake said...

Awwwwww congrats...hope you had a wonderful day. I wish you many more years to come!!!

toners said...

Wow! Not many people make it to 28 years today!


Janet said... look fabulous! Happy belated anniversary! Hope you had a very special day.

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