Alright, let me tell you that the day before I was born, Gary Cooper died. I can honestly say that I missed Coop just by one day. Not sure when he passed, but I came around somewhere around 4 pm in the Central Time Zone. So this could be missing him just hours.
Postage stamps were 3 cents, a quart of milk was 24 cents, and a gallon of gas was depending on you area an average of 27 cents a gallon. Of cours if you lived in Texas (king of the oil in those days), it was 18 cents a gallon. The number one song the week of my birth according to Billboard Magazine was Runaway by Del Shannon. I was born on Mother's day and yes officially the first Mother's day gift to my mother. Not bad. No, I don't remember any of these things. Just fun to see what things were like back then.
Not that I am counting here Keith, but it looks like the 60's are dominating and '61 is in the lead with 6.
But wait a minute! 1940 has 6 as well! Boy, you old ones sure are giving us baby boomers a run for the money.
This is a fun one, Keith. Looks great to have so many here to celebrate Duke.
Cheers Hondo Duke Lane, '61
Hey Bill, what do you consider old? What is that cross over date?