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Tuesday Chatter Weekly – March 12, 2017


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Tidbits from the year 1971

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

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 carryover 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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    • 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.


  1. 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!”

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    • 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.

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      • 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.

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      • 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 🙂


    • 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.


  2. 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.

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    • 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.


  3. 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 ❤ Sue

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  4. 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


  5. 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.

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    • 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.


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