During my first year when I was learning to walk and talk with my basic needs cared for by my parents:
Eisenhower was President.
Swaps won the Kentucky Derby.
Narinder Kapany (England) developed fiber optics.
Gunsmoke debuted on CBS and went on to be television’s longest-running western.
Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus.
During my son’s first year when he was learning to walk and talk with his basic needs cared for by his parents:
George H. Bush was President.
Strike the Gold won the Kentucky Derby.
Boris Yeltsin became the first freely elected president of Russian Republic.
Ninety-nine percent of U.S. households had at least one radio, with the average owning five.
The Persian Gulf War ended April 3rd.
Thus far during my grandson’s first year
when he is learning to walk and talk
with his basic needs cared for by his parents:
Barack Obama is President.
The Kentucky Derby has not yet been run.
Space X launched the first reusable rocket into orbit and recovered it.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Sarah and Duck are PBS shows for children.
The President and his family have visited Cuba.
I began with inspiration from Betsy’s call for slices yesterday called Timeless. However after spring break with the family, I wanted to narrow the time frame a bit so I decided to go with events from the first year of three generations of our family. Deciding on a format to showcase the three generations took the most work as there were tons of online resources for “data” facts. (Fun way to think about what’s important!)
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