I like cats. (No, this isn’t about cats!)
I recently found an issue of “Time” magazine that a good friend gave me in December 1981. It had a feature story on cats.
I kept it all these years. (I also have the post office’s cat stamp from the same era.) Don’t ask, don’t judge.
Yo mama! I couldn’t help fingering through it.
The ‘80s were great. I loved the hair and the clothes. (For me that long layered curly look was a lot less work than today’s “natural” flat look. More attractive too.)
In paging through the articles and issues of the day, many weren’t that different — concerns about the economy, jobs, government budget deadlocks. Missing was terrorism and public shootings.
Some surprises were the cigarette ads (more than one brand too). When was the last time you saw one of those? (The construction workers in the ad were really hot!) There were ads for Atari and lots of booze.
The Bethlehem Steel Corporation had a full-page spread touting its success and plans for modernization. This company has been closed for years. Something got short-circuited in their plans.
There were old familiar names like Brezhnev, Haig, Schmidt, Sakharov, and Khomeini.
There was an article on mail orders which were taking off. (Yes, that with catalogs – no internet!)
Nissans were Datsuns. Texas Instruments was losing its edge.
Queen Elizabeth looked young as did Ronald Reagan, Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. Really young!
I got lost in a reverie for a while. (I just know I looked years younger too.)
I was going to toss the magazine. The cat article was not as great as I remembered but shucks, those were some of my good days!
How about you? Stumble over something that sent you into a reverie?