Celebrating 50 years…

Yes, it is finally here. Today is the day I turn 50 years old. I certainly don’t feel 50 (not that I know what that should feel like.) I meant to have this post ready to go this morning but as with everything else, things take longer than I think or I just get busy or a bit of both.

To celebrate, the family went out to dinner last night – and then there were presents and cake. Today, I have received lots of texts or Facebook posts wishing me a happy birthday. The kids and I will go out to dinner again tonight as my husband is out of town.

Well, here are some facts about 1972 that were brought to my attention –

Other fabulous people born in 1972 – Dwayne Johnson, Eminem, Shaquille O’Neal, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and Ben Afflack.

Average Income – $11,800

New House – $27,550

Minimum Wage – $1.60/hr

Movies – The Godfather, The Poseidon Adventure, Cabaret and Deliverance

Price of...a dozen eggs – 52 cents, a gallon of gas – 36 cents, a movie ticket – $1.70, a postage stamp – 8 cents

Wow. Those prices sure have have changed. And I’m sure if I look back in 50 years (assuming I live that long) I will see a bunch of other changes.