Jo is doing a blog hop for her 50th birthday where everyone is assigned a year and has to tell what they were doing in that year and at that age. I was assigned the year 1978.
Jo was 12. In the summer Jo went on holiday with the school, her
first time away without her family. She caused great excitement by
having an asthma attack in the middle of night and needing a doctor to
be called out. Later in the year the town gave refuge to a family of
Vietnamese people fleeing their country. Jo was chosen as a mentor for
one young girl - "you used to live in Singapore, you'll understand
her". My home town was not culturally diverse! Jo did enjoy helping
her and tutored her for Maths as she did not like male teachers and was
scared of them. Jo also introduced her to the delights of English
sweets, only 10p a packet!
I was 28 and had been married for four years. I was working as an inventory clerk at a company that traded in gold and silver. I spoke to several people who I later got to meet on a trip to New York and perished in the attacks on 9/11. My husband and I enjoyed riding dirt bikes with my sister and her husband out in the desert between Labor Day and Memorial Day and camped in a 1976 Chevy Van which we converted and still sits in our driveway.
When I was 12, I was in the 7th grade and attended Junior High School in the small town of Carpinteria, CA. We lived close to the beach and spent many days during the summer crossing the railroad tracks to go swimming. This was also when I had pneumanitis (walking pneumonia). My father was a gun collector and I would attend various gun shows with him. Because coffee came with your meal and milk didn't, he would order me coffee, which I still don't like the taste of. I also helped at the information booth at the local gun show in Santa Barbara.
The picture I have chosen to post is Bee Happy from Cross Stitch Card Shop #96 designed by Durene Jones.