I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • Colette S

    You are just as lovely as ever.

    I remember loving to listen to Andy Rooney, even if I didn’t watch the whole 60 minutes episode!

    What a fun way to reminisce and share about all these things.

    And me? I wasn’t yet born in 1977 πŸ˜‰

  • Colette S

    I was not born yet in 1977 πŸ™‚ But look at you so lovely!

    And oh I remember I loved listening to Any Rooney. Even if I didn’t watch the whole 60 minutes πŸ™‚

    It’s always such fun to reminisce!
    Thanks for sharing Cathy. Hope you are having a great week! *HUGS*

  • mimi

    Ah, i remember seeing Star Wars the first week it was out, before the lines got crazy long. Seventy-seven was my last semester of 8th grade and first semester of high school.

    • Cathy Kennedy


      The lines at the theaters in our early marriage were horribly long. We often went to the earliest show times possible to avoid the craziness, which usually less expensive, too. There were times we did stand in those long lines but that predates my personal space issues of today. I’d have a heart attack now to stand in a crowd to get a movie ticket. Nope, watching movies at home suits me just fine…plus I can go to the bathroom anytime I want without missing a thing. Oh yeah, we have an endless supply of snacks, too. πŸ˜€

  • scr4pl80

    I definitely remember the day Elvis died. I was just getting back from a trip to Lake Tahoe and living on my own in an apartment. I was just starting to date my first husband and we saw Star Wars together. I watched most of those shows on and off but have never been a regular TV person. I read or craft and listen to music instead. Thanks for the playlist. Have a great Thursday.

    • Cathy Kennedy


      Isn’t it interesting how you associate events like a death with something in your life. I do this all the time. For instance, while on our honeymoon, John Wayne passed, an event I would otherwise not pin a specific date to is forever linked with these magic moments. We only watch TV while we have dinner. I used to watch a lot of daytime TV which sucked a lot of my time and am happy to have that part of me. Of course, I stream movies/TV shows while on my elliptical. I just can’t get into listening to mewsic for some reason when I exercise, which is sorta weird. I mean, I’m supposed to like that, right? Everyone else who exercises usually streams mewsic while pounding the pavement or in spin class but not me…I’m different. I kinda special like that, though. lol

    • Cathy Kennedy

      You’re several years younger than me. I remember being stunned and saddened by the mews. I had a slight crush on Elvis when I was little. I loved watching his old movies – handsome boy wins the heart of the pretty girl and he sings, too! πŸ™‚ The 70s are full of good memories or at least that’s the way I choose to remember the era. πŸ˜‰

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