Tuesday Chatter Weekly



The coffee is hot, bold and strong. Let’s sit a spell and discuss what’s right and what’s wrong. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those thought-provoking chats.

In 1971, the microprocessor was invented and we experienced the beginning of the digital age.  Transistor technology was being used more and more in products such as handheld calculators. National Public Radio (NPR) broadcasts for the first time. Walt Disney World World Resort opens in Orlando, FL.  The voting age is lowered to 18 in the US when the 26th Amendment is ratified. Jim Morrison of The Doors is found dead in a bathtub in Paris.


 “Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”-Jim Morrison

Average cost of new house $25,250.00, average income per year $10,600.00, average monthly rent $150.00, cost of a gallon of Gas 40 cents, Datsun 1200 Sports Coupe $1,866.00, US postage stamp 8 cents

Malibu Barbie $1.94
Etch-A-Sketch $2.83
Rock Em Sock Em Robots $8.99

A new stock market index called Nasdaq debuts. China is admitted to the UN.  FedEx is started by Fred Smith. Greenpeace formally comes into existence. Amtrak created to provide US intercity passenger train services.

The earth shakes rattles and rolls

San Fernando Valley faults unfold

Unglued lives of poor hapless souls

Sicily’s Mt Etna blows it top

Mishmashed chaos never stops

Randomness of life misses the spot

Losing Jim Morrison closed a door

Much too soon coz we wanted more

Mickey and Minnie make their debut

Sparking oodles of fun for me and you

Ongoing conflicts and devastation

Bruised spirits settle for imperfection


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More about 1971 –

Fashions were interesting in 1971 as girls and women donned bejeweled skimmers, and men wore comfy corduroy shoes. Boots were the rage with women wearing Crinkle white vinyl granny boots, embroidered boots, and men looking good in their side zipper boots. There was the Cossack style cap, Tyrolean style hat, and the interchangeable buckle belt.

The fashions in the seventies were a carry over of ideas from the sixties. This was a time of individual expression and dressing to please oneself. Wearing clothes to “fit in” was not “in” for some people. Even the fashion runways exhibited a sign of more radical designs.

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  47 comments for “Tuesday Chatter Weekly

  1. 03/13/2017 at 8:57 am

    it was ok
    but the pirates
    beat my o s in seven
    too much bobby
    but i was only ten
    and then again
    is not an award
    free blog
    how did that
    become the issue!?

    • 03/13/2017 at 11:46 am

      I enjoy your chats about this and that
      Your poetry talks the talk and walks the walk

      Bloggers awards create camaraderie
      meeting bloggers like you and me

      Though I was flattered, my time to chatter
      succumbed to a shattering of my smattering

      • 03/13/2017 at 12:09 pm

        it s that bad>?

      • 03/13/2017 at 12:15 pm

        Not bad but time consuming. Several of my older Tuesday Chatters are dedicated to awards. Some posts become very involved, especially when you have to nominate 15 bloggers and let them know they have been nominated. It is a great way to meet other bloggers especially for those new to blogging and WP. I would rather mingle with other bloggers by participating in weekly challenges.

      • 03/13/2017 at 12:19 pm

        surely. i have always sought collborations but when i do i m accused of being rude . so i go on alone

      • 03/21/2017 at 12:23 pm

        Somehow, this was in my spam. I truly appreciate the nomination, however, BrewNSpew is an award free blog. 😃

  2. 03/13/2017 at 9:43 am

    Never too sure ,
    what I want to explore
    But today I need a drink
    I’m have a cup of tea
    and possibly a meal
    and start the flow with my writing seal!

    ** have a great day Franci

    • 03/13/2017 at 11:00 am

      I joining you in that cup of tea. 🍵💐

  3. 03/13/2017 at 10:16 am

    nice. I’m still thinking houses were 25,000? no wonder we have problems today. makes sense now why my mom always says, everything is so expensive now.

    • 03/13/2017 at 10:58 am

      Everything is very expensive now and lopsided for most of us, IMO. I have seen the stats very from site to site as I do my research, however, inflation is real no matter how wide the gap.

  4. 03/13/2017 at 11:54 am

    I remembe

  5. 03/13/2017 at 11:55 am

    Sorry remember those fashions so well. Those were the days…😉

  6. 03/13/2017 at 12:16 pm

    By 1971 we had 3 children 7, 6 and 2. I was 23 and just so very busy during those years, so my memories are mostly related to that. I know we paid about $17, 500 for our first house around that time… Diane

    • 03/13/2017 at 2:15 pm

      Wow, you were busy! I can imagine you having a lot of wonderful memories with your 3 children.

      • 03/13/2017 at 3:26 pm

        Yes I do thanks… lovely, wonderful ones.. in pictures and some in video… Diane

  7. 03/14/2017 at 4:17 am

    This was really a walk down memory lane for me – since I was young enough that my memories of these items is beyond hazy. I do recall those “go go” boots, tho. Never cared for them, but they seemed to be everywhere! Was average rent really $150 a month? WOW – inflation has certainly increased rapidly. The apartments in my building are almost a thousand a month – and many need roomies to afford them.

    Loved the post!

    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • 03/14/2017 at 10:58 am

      I feel your pain. We pay $1300, for our apartment but that includes 2 garages. These apartments are quite large and have a pantry. Love it! I can imagine that rent can vary significantly, depending on where you live.

      • 03/14/2017 at 6:25 pm

        True that rents vary widely everywhere, but clearly no longer $150 anywhere. Too bad, huh?

        My apartment doesn’t come with parking at all – on street only, and tough to locate 🙁 – but I do have a pantry, which is what makes the narrow, storage deficient kitchen workable at all – and I have a lot of space, a deep bathtub and high ceilings, which are all important to me.

      • 03/14/2017 at 6:56 pm

        Yours sounds like a nice apartment. If it works for you, that is what matters.

      • 03/14/2017 at 7:45 pm

        Much does, thanks. I wish I had one of your garages, however – and a kitchen with more than 24″ of counter space on top of a single base cabinet.

        Tho’ I don’t plan to live here forever, I’m not planning to move until I know where I want to relocate (out of Cincinnati for sure, probably to another state) — and am able to save enough for moving expenses. Can’t imagine doing it like a college student 🙂

    • 03/14/2017 at 9:52 am

      Thank you so much for linking to Tuesday Chatter.😃

  8. 03/14/2017 at 10:21 am

    I enjoy the snippets of information that you bring along whenever we share a mug of coffee. I guess around this time (1971) my dad was probably courting my mother.

    • 03/14/2017 at 7:02 pm

      I enjoy researching and sharing them. Since I lived during those years, it brings back memories, I can relate to. I feel more comfortable writing about a subject where I have first hand experience.

  9. 03/14/2017 at 10:13 pm

    Jim Morrison was a wonderful poet when he sang. I think of his raw lyrics as I cross the desert today.

    • 03/15/2017 at 10:15 am

      Yes, I don’t think he gets enough credit for many talents. He left us way too soon.

  10. 03/14/2017 at 11:37 pm

    You brought back a lot of memories. I remember when my rent was about $175 a month and that included heat…very important in the northeast. Interesting that cars now cost more than houses did then.

    • 03/15/2017 at 10:22 am

      I enjoy doing the research for my posts because of the memories and learning more about the 60’s and 70’s. I wonder if we have truly learned anything from these times when you see what is happening now.

  11. 03/15/2017 at 12:09 pm

    Oh, how I loved my white crinkly boots! I’d forgotten them and you made me smile with the memory!

    • 03/15/2017 at 12:48 pm

      You used to have a pair too! I loved them, as well. I also had a pair of brown lace up boots, which I have on in my About Me picture.

      • 03/15/2017 at 1:57 pm

        Boots are one of God’s greatest ideas. Those and bioluminescent fish.

  12. 03/16/2017 at 11:38 am

    Arrgh yes, taking us down memory lane, even though I am in England I still remember some of the things you speak of… And so enjoyed your poem

    “Sicily’s Mt Etna blows it top” and today it did another large blow out… The earth is speaking, yet no one is listening..
    Wishing you a wonderful day my friend… and I loved my cup of coffee this morning. xxx <3 Sue

    • 03/20/2017 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you for commenting, Sue. I agree – no one is listening, unfortunately.

      • 03/20/2017 at 2:48 pm

        But we are.. 🙂 and that is what counts.. xxx

  13. 03/16/2017 at 12:29 pm

    Great Post! Thank you for sharing. I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I love your work! Looking forward to reading your post! Please visit my post here https://aladyhoodjourney.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/sunshine-blogger-award/

  14. 03/20/2017 at 11:10 pm

    Was it suicide? Maybe he was suffering and just wanted to be free :/

    • 03/21/2017 at 12:19 pm

      I don’t know if was ruled a suicide. I feel being a rock star is not an easy life.

  15. 03/23/2017 at 1:19 pm

    Hi there! I missed you! This was another fun Tuesday Chatter. That quote sure is true!

    • 03/23/2017 at 9:44 pm

      Hi, I missed you too. We spent a few days in Blue Ridge for St. Patrick’s day and the connections there are very poor. I hope all is well with you.

      • 03/24/2017 at 8:37 am

        Sounds like fun! Everything is good

  16. Arlee Bird
    03/27/2017 at 10:42 am

    I was in college in 1971 but I wasn’t paying too much attention to the goings on in the world other than music. I kept up with the pop rock music scene intensely back in that time. I didn’t own a car at that time, but I remember the cheap gas since riding around with friends or driving my mother’s car around was our main form of entertainment in the small in which I lived. For a couple bucks we could drive back and forth around town for hours.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    • 03/27/2017 at 11:23 am

      Yep, we used to do the same – driving around town and trying to look cool! 😃 Thank you for commenting.

  17. 03/27/2017 at 12:32 pm

    What an eventful year. I didn’t make my debut into this beautiful and crazy world until the fall of 76. It’s hard to imagine the median income being only 10K, but then again, that was almost 50 years ago. So much has changed since then.

    • 03/27/2017 at 2:11 pm

      Yes, the late sixties and early seventies were eventful years and pivotal years. A lot of changes back then and a lot of changes happening now, as well. Thank you for commenting, Tasha.

I look forward to your comment 😉

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