Purrs and hooowdys, Kittens & Dawgs! I presenting to you my retro post editions on a new day with a new name, Throw Back Thursday (formerly Way Back Wednesday) with a look back in time to 1977!
The year the King of Rock n’ Roll died!
This past August 16th marked the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Do you remember this world breaking news? I do. I was sitting in the living room with then DBF (now DH) on the sofa when the report cut into our TV programming. My jaw hit the floor with the passing of this legend. He was only 42 at the time of his death.
I found supposedly this quote by Elvis just before his death after meeting Scientologists who tried to recruit him.
Elvis fumed: “The hell with those people. There’s no way I’ll ever get involved with that s.o.b. group. All they want is my money.”
Star Wars IV, New Hope, released in theatres in May of 1977 and is the second highest grossing movie in North America for which we all recognize the popular quote, “May the force be with you“. We didn’t actually see this film until after we got married in 1979.
Saturday Night Live was the popular late night TV viewing for many and became the springboard for two comedians. I didn’t watch it much because I’m not a night owl but I do remember Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd characters, mostly from watching the show after getting married.
“WE ARE TWO WILD AND CRAZY GUYS!”
Popular TV Shows I watched…
- Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
- Happy Days (ABC)
- Three’s Company (ABC)
- Charlie’s Angels (ABC)
- All in the Family (CBS)
- Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
- Alice (CBS)
- One Day at a Time (CBS)
- M*A*S*H (CBS)
- 60 Minutes (CBS)
I didn’t watch MASH or 60 Minutes much in those years. I had a greater appreciation for both shows by the time I was in my early 20s and 30s, especially M*A*S*H. I only liked watching the Andy Roony segment on 60 Minutes.
I’m not sure when these individual clips originally ran on 60 Minutes but they are a lot of fun to watch. Rooney’s humorous commentaries are sure to make you smile. They do me!
This is also the year, DH graduated high school. I can’t believe it’s been 40 years! In this time, he’s lost classmates and friends. It’s sad how the hands of time give one the shaft in so many ways. He started college in the fall and I began grade 10. Just look at me, aren’t I cute? lol Geez, my face is chubby! We called DD#2 “Chubby Checks” when she was little. She favors me the most but you see her daddy in her, too. Anywho, those pencil eyebrows were the thing and parting one’s hair in the middle was the style. Neither really suited me. My appearance hasn’t changed a lot over the years, I don’t think, except my eyebrows aren’t this thin and I part (sorta) my a hair to one side (see me here).
Where were you and what were you doing in 1977?
I can’t close out the year without sharing some popular mewsic with you. Hit play while you read my responses to Joyce’s Wednesday Hodgepodge questions!
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