Tuesday Chatter Weekly – May 15, 2017


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Tidbits from the year 1980

Ronald Regan elected President of the US, Mariel boatlift a mass exodus of political refugees from Cuba to the US, Post-it notes make their debut in US stores, CNN becomes the first 24 hr news station, Mount St. Helens erupts on May 18th in Washington killing 57, Hurricane Allen makes landfall on Haiti and Jamaica, first ever natural birth in captivity of a Giant panda in Mexico

Latest Census – US Population is 226,504,825

Were you a fan of the TV soap opera series Dallas? If so you may remember 1980 was the year that millions of viewers tuned in to see who shot the lead character, J.R. Ewing.  The TV series Dallas aired from 1978 to 1991with 356 episodes.

1980 was a sad year in music due to the loss of John Lennon. He was murdered by a crazed fan outside his Manhattan apartment. He was 40 years old – wow, too soon for such a talented artist.

There were some hot musical groups in 1980 from the UK and the US. I remember ABBA, Pink Floyd, Blondie, David Bowie, K.C. and The Sunshine Band, AC/DC, and Queen just to name a few. I saw K.C. and The Sunshine Band in concert at Disney World. I still get up and dance when I hear “Get Down Tonight”, “That’s the way I Like It”. and Shake Your Booty. Their combination of funk, R&B and disco are timeless.

Nineteen eighty, a seesaw year

Nine to five lives switch to second gear

Voyager 1 eyes Janus while cruising in space

The clock an hour late yet has no face

Regan’s a winner in the Presidential race

 The journey through life’s a mighty cool ride

Paper doll people learning how to high five

Selfies not yet for that keepsake shot

The ante must be hefty to sweeten the pot

Gotta be sure to use a wide angle lens

 So the world can see that Mercedes Benz

Holy moly and needles and pins

Mt. Helen spews messing up the sky

We lost John Lennon the guitar gently cried

Another misstep in life and don’t know why

Bitter ideas should roll around in the mouth

Before fractured thoughts hitchhike to the south

Why is life’s show and tell the same old song

When the show’s over there’s no righting the wrong


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  14 comments for “Tuesday Chatter Weekly – May 15, 2017

  1. 05/15/2017 at 12:19 pm

    Dallas!!! Must-see series every week, kids in bed, hb at work. No video recorder then, so no visitors or phonecalls allowed! 😄 And because no internet, no spoilers either.

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  2. 05/15/2017 at 2:46 pm

    1980 was a good year, I thought.

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    • 05/15/2017 at 6:16 pm

      Yes, I agree. Things were simpler then.


  3. 05/16/2017 at 6:46 am

    Wow! I remember all of these things! So many happy memories as I read your post! Dallas was such a fun show to watch! I tried hard to never miss an episode!

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    • 05/16/2017 at 9:38 am

      I’m so glad you my post brought you happy memories. Yes, Dallas was a great show – never a dull moment and so full of drama.


  4. Tena Carr
    05/16/2017 at 8:23 am

    Happy Tuesday, Eugenia. Just got my Tuesday Chatter done. The 80’s were that time that I grew up in – my teen years. I well remember St. Helens who can forget that (especially if you lived in the Pacific Northwest).


    • 05/16/2017 at 9:01 am

      Happy Tuesday, Tena. I didn’t live anywhere near St. Helens and can only imagine how bad it was. All of that ash in the air. Yikes!

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      • Tena Carr
        05/16/2017 at 11:48 am

        I still remember the ash all over the ground – and I lived in Oregon (it was in Washington State).

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  5. Davy D
    05/16/2017 at 9:04 am

    Nine to Five lives switch to second gear. What a great line Eugenia. I think we must be in fifth gear by now 🙂

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    • 05/16/2017 at 9:45 am

      Thanks, Davy. Yeah, I agree about being in fifth gear! Thought-provoking to say the least.

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  6. 07/05/2017 at 10:41 pm

    I had to translate Dallas for my aunt every Friday night when I was nine, when I really wanted to watch Falcon Crest. 😃 Learned to appreciate Dallas when we were in Europe. Best part was, I was hanging out in this café / bar in Budapest in 1994, and the server told me about this “awesome new show that just came out called Dallas.”


    • 07/05/2017 at 10:52 pm

      It was an awesome show. Falcon Crest was a great show too. Thank you for commenting.

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