The coffee’s brewing! Let’s have a cuppa, relax and discuss this and that. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those chats.
Another year of oddities and surprises
piggy banks in the red can’t buy bread
There’s no salvation as we face inflation
There’s global recession a dawning of depression
Patty Hearst kidnappers want to help the poor
in the year nineteen seventy-four
Mother nature dittos her wrath
angered winds leave a destructive path
Yep, the weather continues to amaze
fickleness is obvious its intent is hazed
The population grows so do our woes
Invasions, famines, strikes, and disease
Sadly, Mother earth has skinned her knees
but there’s reason to raise our banner
we’ve invented the MRI scanner
The clock may say it’s in charge
but our journeys in time still at large
Tidbits of the year 1974
Pocket calculators start to appear in shops, the first use of UPC scanner installed in Marshes Supermarket in Troy Ohio, work begins on the 800 miles long Alaska Oil pipeline in the US, 55 MPH Speed Limit imposed to preserve gas usage US-wide, President Gerald Ford gives unconditional pardon to Richard Nixon.
People grew tired of wars in the 1960s and the music changed from the rebelliousness of those times to happier music of the 70s into the 80s. Dancing, dance clubs and the need for having a good time was a refuge for minds tired of the unrest.
Seasons in the Sun-Terry Jacks, The Way We Were-Barbra Streisand, Bernie and the Jack-Elton John, The Streak-Ray Stevens, Time in a Bottle-Jim Croce, You’re Sixteen-Ringo Starr, Band on the Run-Paul McCartney and Wings, Dark Lady-Cher.
“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ” ― Maya Angelou
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