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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sorting Saturday - Organizing and Preserving Family Mementos

For those of us interested in genealogy, there are some sidelines that come with that. We are also interested in photography because we are taking photos of old home places, gravestones, cemeteries, old schoolhouses, barns, churches, etc. Another thing that we do is become a collector of family memorabilia. Once we've become familiar and deeply interested in our great great grandpa Whosit we get all excited when we find the very toothpick that ole Whosit used! Or, like the old saying, "I have George Washington's hammer. I've replaced the handle and I've replaced the head but it's George Washington's hammer!" I'm making fun of us, but it is true, that we become loath to let go of things that we accumulated from our family. It can run the gamut of recipes to quilt patterns, quilts to baby clothes, pots to tools, etc. How do we take care of this stuff?

First we have to be realistic. Unless you want to be on the TV series, Hoarders, you have to set down some rules of what to keep and what to get rid of and how you're going to store what you keep. What good does it do to save Great Great Grandma Suzie Q's ugly china figurine if it's balled up in newspaper and stored under the attic eaves? Two generations from now, no one will know it belonged to Suzie Q or why you kept that ugly china figurine.

Ask yourself the basic question.... Do I have room to properly store this item or these items? If not, it's best to let it go. I know how hard that is to do. I'm the world's worst. I got it honest from my Mom and Dad. I remember when my Dad's parents passed away and they had an estate auction. We were bidding all over the place and couldn't stand it if we lost something. And I still have dreams of being able to afford buying their old farm and using it as a vacation home. But we couldn't afford to do it and it was sold and is gone. But, just like I was realistic about buying or not buying the old farm, you have to make some hard decisions. How big is your home, how much storage space do you have? Maybe you can keep Grandma's old bowl and pitcher but you can't fit the old dresser in your home. Give yourself a break. Do what you can but don't beat yourself up if you can't do it. If it's driving you crazy, at least take photos of the item before you let it go.

Once you decide what you can keep and where you will store these things the next question is how to store them, protect them and make them accessible. Let's look at some ways to protect and store items.

First, there are photos. If you have inherited a box of old photos, it's very important to try and find out:

* Who is in the photo?
* Where was the photo taken?
* Identify anything in the background. Was that Grandaddy's 1954 Lincoln in the driveway? Is that the front porch swing on Aunt Ethel's porch? Didn't Grandmother sew that dress for Mom? Wasn't that the old basketball court at the school?
* Why was the photo taken? Was it sister's high school graduation, cousin John's Bar Mitzvah, was it Johnny's 1st birthday?

If you don't know the answer to these questions you might want to bring out the box at a family gathering and let relatives pore through it. If the stories start flying faster than you can write, get a digital recorder and record the conversations (those recorders aren't very expensive any more, they are like the old cassette recorders but they create a digital file you can listen to on your computer). Write the information on index cards. Then take the cards and photos to your scanner. Most home scanners are going to be slower than you like. Do this in the evening while you are watching TV. If you have too many to do, then it might be worth it to you to pay to have them scanned. Look for someone locally or send them off. Store these scanned photos and index cards in more than one place. For instance, make copies on a CD or DVD disc, have them on your computer, have another set on an external hard drive. Be sure to copy them to new media as it becomes available. For instance, computers used to use floppy diskettes but now we use flash drives (aka thumb drives, jump drives) and external hard drives or on DVDs. Computers don't even come with floppy disc drives any more so those old floppy diskettes are un-readable any more. You don't want your precious photos to fall the way of the dodo bird. So as you get new computers and storage devices or portable media (like DVDs) then copy those photo files to them so they are always on up-to-date technology. Another way to store them is to keep a set of your photo files on "the cloud". That term is a little scary for newbies but it just means that someone, somewhere, has a large computer system and they are willing to store your data for you so that you can access it no matter where you are. If you are in a hotel, your laptop can still access your data because it's stored in the cloud and can be downloaded via Internet. If you are at home, at the office, sitting on a bench at the cemetery, or at the library, whether using your smart computer, phone or tablet, your data is accessible because it's stored in the cloud and you download via Internet connection. This means that your precious files are not stored onsite so if your house burns down you haven't lost all your photos. If a hurricane or tornado or flood wipes out the whole town, you still have access to your photos because they are stored somewhere else "in the cloud". I don't know what happens if that storage place is hit by a tornado, I'm sure they have a backup system. If you have gigabytes of files (photos or other files) then you may have to pay for backup and storage at sites like Carbonite, BackBlaze, BackupGenie, Mozy and many others. If you use certain programs, they may offer you at least a 1 GB of free storage such as Picasa, Evernote, Adobe Photoshop, etc. Just do a Google search for "compare cloud storage and backup" and see what you can find. You want something that you can set up to automatically backup and can do it quickly. I tried Charter Cable cloud storage and it was so slow it would take DAYS to upload one folder of files. I didn't even try on my photos because I have close to a TB of photo files. I dropped Charter quick. No use paying for something that slow.

How do you store paper photos after you've scanned them? Look for acid free photo books with sleeves and slip the photo in one sleeve and the index card in another sleeve.  Or type the photo information in your computer and print them on acid free paper, clip and slip into the photo sleeve. Avery 13406 Photo Pages for Four 4 x 6 Horizontal Photos 3-Hole Punched 10 Pack (Google Affiliate Ad)


For more ideas on storing and organizing your photos, check out my post about PHOTOS.


What else do you have to store? How about a Family Bible? Check out my post on Preserving A Family Bible.

Did you inherit china sets, crystal, silver? Check out my post on Storing China, Crystal, And Silver.

Do you have a quilt or other fabric items? If you are a good seamstress, repair the quilt yourself. Use small stitches, cotton thread and try to find fabric that match the design and colors of your quilt. If you can't do it, find a reputable seamstress to do it for you. Do not dry clean or machine wash an heirloom piece. Dry cleaning chemicals can permanently harm old fabrics and the agitation action of a washing machine can cause fibers to shred. To hand-wash, fill a deep, laundry sink or bathtub with cold water. Be certain that the sink or tub is very clean and has no residue from cleaning agents that could cause damage to the quilt. Use a liquid detergent that is gentle and free of dyes and perfumes. A liquid detergent will disperse in the water and leave less residue on the fabric. Add 1/2 cup vinegar to the water to both brighten colors and soften the quilt. Place your quilt in the water, being certain that the entire quilt gets wet. Gently move your quilt around in the water. Allow the quilt to remain in the water for about 10 minutes. Next, drain the wash water and fill the tub again with fresh water. Repeat draining and refilling the tub until the water and quilt are soap free – clear water and no suds. The quilt will be heavy and should be dried flat. To lift the quilt from the tub, use a white sheet to create a sling. Allow the excess water to drain than place the quilt on a bed of heavy towels. Cover with more towels and roll up to absorb water. Move the quilt to another bed of dry towels, spread out flat and allow to dry. Placing a fan in the room will help to speed the process. If you have space, place a sheet on the grass outside and spread out the quilt. Cover the quilt with another clean sheet and allow to dry. Do not dry in direct sunlight. When storing, keeping the quilt flat will eliminate creases and wear on folds. Simple cover the quilt with a clean sheet or bedspread. If flat is not an option, store the quilt in a cotton or muslin bag or in an acid-free box. You can get acid free boxes and acid free tissue paper at Amazon or other places on the Internet. Just do a Google search. You can find all different types and sizes to fit almost any kind of need. You would wash and dry any fabric item much the same way and store in acid free boxes. Be sure to use an acid free pen to label the boxes and put the story of the item on the box. I even took some acid free paper, wrote who made the quilt and hand stitched the paper label to the corner of the quilt with a few quick stitches.

If you inherited furniture, have it professionally refinished or re-upholstered and then use in your home. Don't attempt to store furniture out in the garage, in the attic or barn. Wood reacts poorly to humidity, dampness, and extreme temperatures. You will sure enough ruin it. What's the purpose of keeping it just to see it ruin? If you don't have a place in your house, or another temperature controlled place, let it go. I knew a woman who had inherited truckloads of stuff from rich relatives. She stored all over town in anything. The beds of transfer trailer trucks, abandoned buildings, sheds. She wouldn't sell it, she just stored it and stored it poorly. By the time we met her, all that stuff was ruined with mildew, rot, and pests. Then she had a nasty mess on her hands all over the place. If she had been willing to sell it, had an auction or commissioned it out, she would have at least made some money on it. But she was tightfisted and kept it, only to see it ruin and be worthless and cost more to clean up than it was ever worth. That's being penny wise and pound foolish! I have a lot of pieces I inherited. They aren't expensive pieces, worth nothing much except to me. But I have them in my home, they are well cared for and well loved. For instance, I have an oak chest of drawers from each grandmother. So I bought an oak rice bed and oak bedside table and it made a suite for my bedroom. If I were to sell those oak chests, I'd be lucky to get $100@. But they are worth it to me because of who they came from, they look nice in my bedroom and are useful to me. The drawers don't slide well anymore so I use the drawers for storing some of those quilts, crocheted items, doilies, etc. that I inherited. Perfect permanent storage.

My Dad inherited tools from his family. His Dad was a carpenter and farmer. One of his grandfathers was a blacksmith and farmer. The other was a farmer. Of course, Dad grew up on a farm and he remembers all the tools and stuff in his Dad's barn. At the estate auction, Dad was determined not to let any of that stuff get gone. He had too many memories of he and his Dad and brother working on the tractor, plowing for cotton, making things in the barn, etc. Sure enough he got the tractor, his grandfather's blacksmith bellows, anvil, and tools, etc. Heck, my Dad even bought the chicken house (made from nails that his grandfather had forged), loaded it up on a flatbed and drove it back to SC! That was about 20 yrs ago and he still has all that stuff, even the chicken house. He built a big ole barn, 2 stories with sheds. And he brought the wagon, tractor, tools, blacksmith stuff home to the barn. If he passes it down to his grandsons that would be stuff from their great and great-great grandfathers. Luke has a place that could store those things in a pinch. And he's expecting a son next June. New baby William will inherit his great-great and great-great-great grandfathers stuff. I hope he will have a place to save these for even further generations. But, if not, what has to be done, has to be done. It would not be right for us to pressure him if he doesn't have a way to store and protect these things. Same for the girls. If they don't have a place to treasure something handed down, then they have to let it go and it's not up to us to put pressure on them to do something they can't or don't want to do. It's only stuff in the long run. The best we can hope for is that it could be sold or donated to someone or some place that can treasure it and take proper care of it.

I inherited some boxes of ephemera. One Grandmother collected poems and recipes, quilt patterns and local stories, prayers and obituaries in cigar and shoe boxes. I got some. I carefully went through these boxes and found some valuable genealogical information. One of her grandfathers was a Civil War veteran who lived until the 1930's! His obituary! In her careful little girl handwriting was a list of her aunts and uncles! Papa always kept a little spiral notebook in his bib overalls where he kept tabs of his hours (working as a carpenter) on a job, the cost of his materials, how much he sold a cow for, what he paid for a new piece of equipment, how many bushels of corn he grew, etc. I got a couple of those out of her shoe and cigar boxes. I scanned some of this stuff in and used them in making scrapbook pages. How should you store something like this? First, scanning, like the photos. Second, make a photocopy on acid free paper (check the office supply stores, their printer paper is often acid free) place in acid free photo albums or acid free page protectors in acid free binders. I particularly like this Beseler Archival Safe-T 3-Ring Binder Box. Be sure to label your boxes, binders or albums thoroughly.

Have you inherited a picture or something to be framed? Be sure to have it professionally framed using archival products and glass that protects it from fading. That is available now and worth any extra cost (it's not a lot different from regular framing materials). Maybe it needs re-framing. Do it. If the sealing paper on the back is torn, if the matte is yellowing, then it needs to be re-framed with proper materials to preserve it. Do NOT try to frame it yourself with cheap frames bought at Walmart. That will give it minimal protection and the acid in the cardboard backing will turn your keepsake brittle and yellow. The dust gets in because it's not sealed and it's not protected from fading. Get it done right or not at all. You can store prints in acid free boxes cheaper. But if you want to enjoy it, get it professionally framed. Another tip is never place a valuable framed piece in a place that gets sunlight. Even with the right glass, it can still fade a little. Keep it on inside walls that don't receive direct sun.

If you have inherited recipes, then check out my post on how to preserve and organize RECIPES.

Now that you have thought about how to store your family heirlooms. How do you organize them and make them easily accessible? Try taking inventory. Probably the fastest way is to use your digital camera. Take photos and store them either in a photo album or digitally. For instance, save the photos of your living room and it's inventory of stuff in a digital folder called "Living Room Inventory". Be sure to name the folder, name the photos with room and date and store in the correct folder or those photos will be lost in your huge and growing "Pictures" folder. It will be hard to find.

I hope this helps you start thinking about how to safely store and organize your family heirlooms.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Central Vacuum

Another thing that all households have is a vacuum cleaner. Why aren't they built in? Why don't all new houses have central vacuum cleaners? I had one in our last house and I learned to love it! When we moved in our current home I wanted to have a central vacuum. Then one day I was at the local Habitat for Humanity Restore thrift store. They had about half a dozen Cubby Vacs. New in the box! They had been $600@ but since they hadn't sold, the store had reduced them down to $75@. We snapped up 3 of them and my sister bought another one! I was soooo happy. They are vacuum cleaner cabinets that fit between the studs of your current home. Everything, including the retractable hose, fits in the cabinet. Stan installed them in one afternoon but you do need a handy husband or pay someone to install them. It means opening up the wall and dealing with electricity. We put one in one end of the house and the other in the other end of the house. The two hoses cover the entire home. We have the 3rd one in storage as a replacement if one goes down. I use them every day and have now for several years. I'm very happy with them. They use easy to find and inexpensive bags that fit Electrolux canister vacs. I can get them at Walmart!

But, back to your situation. Have you ever thought of having a central vacuum? So far, my experience has shown them to be wonderful! I do have some tips. Be sure the machine part, the canister, is placed somewhere accessible. The one in our last house, for some unfathomable reason, was installed in the crawl space under the house (and this, with a house that had almost a full basement and garage). Only Stan would crawl up under there to replace the bags. So be sure you have that part easily accessible in an outside area. The utility room off the garage, the garage, the unfinished basement, the utility closet off the carport, etc. Also, be sure you select something that has bags that are easy to find and inexpensive to replace. If you have to mail order and you only get 12 in a pack for $75, then it's a little too hard and too expensive. Be sure to check on things like that. Another thing to ask is how expensive is it to replace the attachments. A new hard floor brush and a carpet attachment are things that you replace eventually. How expensive would they be to replace. My last tip... in our last home they had gone to the expense of having a central vac plug in EVERY room in the house but I only used 2. The others were unnecessary and probably added to their expense. One at one end of the house and the other at the other end of the house. They even had them installed in the unfinished basement (which was nice but not necessary). The one place they didn't put one and they should have was in the garage. You need one there for vacuuming out the car.



Some have retractable hoses. They can retract into the wall.





And, if you don't have a retractable hose, you can store your hose by hanging it on hooks in a closet.





I like this cabinet.



While we are on the subject, do you keep all your vacuum cleaner attachments together where you can find them?


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Built In Ironing Boards

I'm not the first to be interested in neato torpedo ironing board ideas!




If you have an older home you may already have a built in ironing board closet or cabinet. If the original wooden ironing board is missing or unwieldy, you can replace it. Use the space to replace with a modern cabinet. Or use it to hold your regular ironing board. You can use coat hoooks to hold it inside the cabinet.


If it's not located well in your home, then use it as a cabinet for other things. Put some shelves in it.











There are just some things that every household has and I'm not sure why architects, builders and contractors don't include them when they are designing and building or remodeling homes. For instance everyone uses an ironing board. They are unwieldy and a pain to put up and down and yet they are unsightly to leave up and out all the time. My Mom always had one up in her bedroom. I did too for many years. Finally I got sick and tired of seeing it. So I quit ironing. Stan still wants to iron so he still has one up in his bedroom. But I don't iron any more. Then I got to thinking about having a hidden ironing board. I did some Google searches to find some ideas.

I began to think where would be the best place to put one. In the laundry room? In the closet? In the bathroom? In the hallway? In the dressing room? For both of us to use it, it would be best in our hallway outside the bedrooms. But I'm not sure I want it there. The laundry room is too far from the bedrooms and bathrooms. Decide where you would use it. For me, I really could use 2-3 ironing boards to be most convenient. One in the laundry room and one in each bedroom. But I doubt that's going to happen.


If you find an idea that you like, you can do the same Google search I did on "ironing board cabinet", "ironing board closet", "built in ironing board".

I've always wanted a builtin ironing board. I've been doing some Google searches to find all the different kinds of built in ironing boards.













It doesn't always have to be a normal ironing board. If you sew, you could use the wooden top of the cabinet.




























Monday, January 21, 2013

Amanuensis Monday - Even Alexander Boone and Martha Jane Austin

Stanly County, NC on the map of counties of North Carolina




Stanly County, NC



Even Alexander Boone (aka Evan Alexander Boone, Even Alexander Boon, Evan Alexander Boon) was born 9/24/1858 in Stanly County, NC to Peter William Boone (DOB 5/20/1834 in Alamance County, NC; DOD 7/27/1911 in Stanly County, NC) and Mary Jane Smith (DOB 5/3/1838 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 1/10/1915 in Stanly County, NC). He was the eldest of 14 children. His parents were married on 11/12/1857 so he was conceived in about a month after their wedding.

When he was born while James Buchanan was President of the United States. He was followed by Abraham Lincoln. The War of Northern Aggression started in April, 1861 when Even was about 3 years old. I was unable to find any record of Peter William Boone fighting in the War and it was family tradition that somehow he managed to hide out and didn't serve. Even grew up during a very bad time in our country. The War ended in April, 1865 and Even would have been about 7 yrs old. Then the horrible Reconstruction years lasted about 12 years. He also saw the Industrial Revolution take off with cotton mills sprouting up every where. He lived to see these Presidents: James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland (again), William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. He died while William Howard Taft was President of the U.S. Even was 41 years old when 1899 turned to 1900. He lived through the First World War and the roaring Twenties. He saw Black Monday, the stock market crash on October 28, 1929 when the Great Depression Began. He lived in a time of horse and wagons but saw the advent of the automobile. He saw the first airplanes in the sky. He was excited to listen to a radio and then see silent movies. Technology began developing and things changed quicker and quicker. Some for the better and some for the worse.

1870 U.S. Census of Albemarle, Big Lick,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  M593_1160 ; Page : 36B ; Image :  82 ; Family History Library Film : 552659 , Taken 6/28/1870 , Lines 22-30, "William Boon"
William Boon, 34 yrs old (DOB 1836), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $50 Real Estate Value, $125 Personal Estate Value, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Mary Boon, 34 yrs old (DOB 1836), F, W, Keeping House, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Alexander Boon, 10 yrs old (DOB 1860), M, W, Born in NC
Sarah J. Boon, 9 yrs old (DOB 1861), F, W, Born in NC
Pink Boon, 7 yrs old (DOB 1863), M, W, Born in NC
Elizabeth Boon, 6 yrs old (DOB 1864), F, W, Born in NC
Catherine Boon, 4 yrs old (DOB 1866), F, W, Born in NC
Franklin Boon, 3 yrs old (DOB 1867), M, W, Born in NC
Rebecca Boon, 1 yrs old (DOB 1869), F, W, Born in NC


1880 U.S. Census of Big Lick,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  982 ; Family History Film :  1254982 ; Page :  318A ; Enumeration District :  206 ; Image :  0310 , Taken 6/12/1880 , Lines 19-30, "P. William Boone"
P. William Boone, W(hite), M(ale), 48 yrs old (DOB 1832), Head, Married, Farmer, "Maimed, Crippled, Bedridden or otherwise Disabled", Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mary Boone, W, F, 47 yrs old (DOB 1833), Wife, Married, Keeping House, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
A. Evan Boone, W, M, 21 yrs old (DOB 1859), Son, Single, Farm Laborer, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sarah Boone, W, F, 20 yrs old (DOB 1860), Daughter, Single, Farm Laborer, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Pinkney Boone, W, M, 17 yrs old (DOB 1863), Son, Single, Farm Laborer, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Elizabeth Boone, W, F, 15 yrs old (DOB 1865), Daughter, Single, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Chatherine Boone (sic), W, F, 14 yrs old (DOB 1866), Daughter, Single, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
John Boone, W, M, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Son, Single, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Rebecca Boone, W, M, 10 yrs old (DOB 1870), Daughter, Single, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Melinda Boone, W, F, 8 yrs old (DOB 1872), Daughter, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Willie Boone, W, M, 6 yrs old (DOB 1874), Son, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
H. George Boone, w, M, 2 yrs old (DOB 1878), Son, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


Even Alexander Boon married Martha Jane Austin about 1886 in Stanly County, NC. Martha Jane Austin was born between 1860-1867 in Stanly County, NC to Riley Austin and Elizabeth Thomas.

Evan Alexander Boon and Martha Jane Austin had 5 children that I know of:

1) Dora A. Boone (DOB 9/27/1887 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 12/18/1972 in Wadesboro, Anson County, NC) married Jesse Alfred McLester (DOB 3/18/1886 in NC; DOD 11/14/1973 in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC). They had Clarence McLester, Spurgeon McLester, Curtis McLester, Ruby McLester, Vassie McLester.

2) Jonah Alexander Boone (aka Buddie Boone) (DOB 4/6/1890 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 3/11/1968 in Stanly County, NC) married Beulah Mae Hathcock (DOB 12/12/1896 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 7/9/1960 in Stanly County, NC).

3) Bessie Boone (DOB 4/1894 in Stanly County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married ? . I have not been able to find any further information about her or her family.

4) Lessie Boone (DOB 9/6/1895 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 12/11/1976 in Stanly County, NC) married James Silas Hinson (DOB 2/17/1897 in NC; DOD 5/27/1951 in Stanly County, NC). They had Virgie Lee Hinson, Lloyd Hinson and Herman Hinson.

5) Lee Quince Boone (DOB 8/4/1899 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 2/23/1972 in Stanly County, NC) married Velma Morgan (DOB 8/24/1904 in NC; DOD 9/8/1979 in Union County, NC).

6) Hettie Lecty Boone (DOB 8/9/1904 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 4/21/1993 in Stanly County, NC) married Audie Lee Kennedy (DOB 11/9/1901 in NC; DOD 10/18/1971 in Stanly County, NC).

1900 U.S. Census of Big Lick,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  1218 ; Page : 11A ; Enumeration District :  0123 ; FHL microfilm :  1241218 , Lines 3-9, "E.A. Boon"
E.A. Boon, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Sept, 1860, 39 yrs old, Married 14 yrs (DOM 1885), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Cannot read or write, Owns farm with mortgage
Martha Boon, Wife, W, F, Born May, 1870, 30 yrs old, Married 14 yrs, 5 children with 5 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Dora A. Boon, Daughter, W, F, Born Sept, 1888, 11 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, At school
Buddie Boon, Son, W, M, Born March, 1892, 8 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, At school
Bessie Boon, Daughter, W, F, Born Apr, 1894, 6 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lessie Boon, Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1896, 4 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lee Alex Boon, Son, W, M, Born Jan, 1898, 2 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

1910 U.S. Census of Big Lick,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  T624_1125 ; Page : 7A ; Enumeration District :  0118 ; Image :  ; FHL microfilm :  1375138 , Lines 11-17, "Eben A. Boone" sic
Eben A. Boone, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1858), 1st marriage, Married 24 yrs (DOM 1886), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm, Cannot read or write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Jane Boone, Wife, F, W, 43 yrs old (DOB 1867), 1st marriage, Married 24 yrs, 6 children with 6 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer, Cannot read or write
Jonah A. Boone, Son, M, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1890), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer, Can read and write
Bessie Boone, Daughter, F, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1893), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer, Can read and write
Lessie Boone, Daughter, F, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lee Boone, Son, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1899), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Hettie Boone, Daughter, F, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1904), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


1920 U.S. Census of Turner Mill Rd, Big Lick,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  T625_1323 ; Page : 8A ; Enumeration District :  135 ; Image :  48 , Lines 17-20, "Evans A. Boon" sic
Evans A. Boon, Head, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite), 61 yrs old (DOB 1859), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer
Jane Boon, Wife, F, W, 53 yrs old (DOB 1867), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lee Boon, Son, M, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1901), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Hettie Boon, Daughter, F, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1905), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

Martha Jane Austin Boone died on 10/31/1928 in Big Lick, Stanly County, NC at the age of 68 yrs old. She is buried at Mineral Springs Baptist Church, 4694 NC 205 Hwy, Big Lick, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC. (Latitude: 35° 11' 40.59" N  Longitude: 80° 20' 55.58" W) Note: 35.194608 , -80.348771

NC Death Certificate #149, Registration District #84-7031, Register #19, Jane Boone (sic), DOD 10/31/1928 in Big Lick, Stanly County, NC
Female, White, Married to E.A. Boone, DOB "Unknown", Approximately 65 yrs old (DOB 1860) in Stanly County, NC
Father: Riley Austin, born in Union County, NC
Mother: Elizabeth Thomas, born in Union County, NC
Informant: L.E.C. Coble, Oakboro, NC
DOD 10/31/1928
Cause of death: "no attending physician supposed heart disease cause of death"
Burial: 10/31/1928 in Mineral Springs

Name: Jane Boone
Age: 65
Date of Birth: 1863
Date of Death: 31 Oct 1928
Death County: Stanly
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67

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Martha J. Austin Boone
Birth: 1862
Death: Oct. 28, 1928
Family links:
Spouse: Even A Boone (1858 - 1930)
Children:
Dora Boone McLester (1887 - 1972)
Lee Quince Boone (1899 - 1972)
Burial: Mineral Springs Baptist Church Cemetery (Oakboro), Oakboro, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: William Poplin
Record added: Aug 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57762177


In the 1930 U.S. Census, Even is living with his daughter and her husband, Lessie Boone Hinson and James Hinson. And just a few weeks after the census was taken, he died. He was buried with his wife in Mineral Springs Baptist Church, 4694 NC 205 Hwy, Big Lick, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC.

1930 U.S. Census of Big Lick,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  1721 ; Page : 4B ; Enumeration District :  3 ; Image : 467.0 ; FHL microfilm :  2341455 , Taken 4/8/1930, Lines 98-100 next page 1-3, "James S. Hinson"
James S. Hinson, Head, Rents farm, M(ale), W(hite), 33 yrs old (DOB 1897), Married at age 20 yrs old (DOM 1917), Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Lessie Hinson, Wife, F, W, 34 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married at age 21 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Virgie L. Hinson, Daughter, F, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1921), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Loyd Hinson (sic), Son, M, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1924), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Hermond Hinson, Son, M, W, 4 yrs 5/12 mos old (DOB 1925), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
E.A. Boone, Father-in-law, M, W, 71 yrs old (DOB 1859), Widowed, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC (He died about a month later.)


NC Death Certificate #450, Registration District #847031, Certificate #14, Ellen Alexandera Boone (sic, Even Alexander Boone), DOD 5/13/1930 in Big Lick, Stanly County, NC
Male, White, Married to Jane Austin Boone, DOB 9/4/1859 in Stanly County, NC, 70 yrs 7 mos 9 days old
Occupation: Farmer
Father: William Boone, born in Allegheny County, NC
(sic, ?) Mother: Mary Jane Smith, born in Stanly County, NC
Informant: F.E. Hartzell, Oakboro, NC
DOD 5/13/1930 at 9pm
Cause of death: Bright's disease*
Burial: 5/15/1930 in Mineral Springs
*Bright's disease - is an obsolete classification of kidney diseases that would be described in modern medicine as acute or chronic nephritis. It was named after Dr. Richard Bright, who described the condition in the early 19th century. Nephritis is caused by inflammation of part of the kidneys, usually either the glomeruli or the spaces in between the renal tubules. The first is the part of the kidneys that filter blood, and the second are the areas in between the parts of the kidneys that collect the fluid after it's filtered by the glomeruli. A condition where the parts of the kidneys that are responsible for filtering become inflamed and results in blood and proteins accidentally leaking into the urine. The condition can occur after certain infections and serious kidney dysfunction can result in severe or chronic complications. Different conditions, including lupus, a urinary tract infection that travels up to the kidneys, bacterial infections, and allergies to certain medications can cause it. Infectious diseases like pneumonia, measles, mononucleosis, and hepatitis, can also cause Bright's disease, as can having too little potassium or too much calcium in the blood.

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Ellen A Boone
Race: White
Age: 70
Date of Birth: 1860
Date of Death: 13 May 1930
Death County: Stanly
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67

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Even A. Boone
Birth: Sep. 24, 1858
Death: May 13, 1930
Family links:
Spouse: Martha J Austin Boone (1862 - 1928)
Children:
Dora Boone McLester (1887 - 1972)
Lee Quince Boone (1899 - 1972)
Burial: Mineral Springs Baptist Church Cemetery (Oakboro), Oakboro, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: William Poplin
Record added: Aug 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57762121


Sources for the children:

1) Dora A. Boone
NC Death Certificate #43043, Registration District #04-00, Local #58, Dora Boone McLester, DOB 9/27/1887 in NC, Father: Evans Boone, Mother: Jane Austin, DOD 12/18/1972 in Wadesboro Nursing Home, Wadesboro, Anson County, NC, Cause Cardiovascular renal failure, Other factors senility, bedridden, Burial 12/20/1972 in Oakboro Cemetery

Social Security Death Index
Name: Dora McLester
SSN: 240-06-1486
Last Residence: 28129 Oakboro, Stanly, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 27 Sep 1887
Died: Dec 1972
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1973)

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Dora McLester
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 85
Date of Birth: 1887
Residence County: Stanly
Date of Death: 18 Dec 1972
Death County: Anson
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: No
Institution: Other Institutions
Attendant: Physician
Recorded Date: 1962
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1970-74
Certificate: 43A043

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Dora Boone McLester
Birth: Sep. 27, 1887, North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1972, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, USA
Daughter of Even A Boone and Jane Austin. Wife of Jessie A McLester. Information obtained from Death Certificate.
Family links:
Parents:
Even A Boone (1858 - 1930)
Martha J Austin Boone (1862 - 1928)
Spouse: Jesse Alfred McLester (1886 - 1973)*
Burial: Oakboro Cemetery, Oakboro, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Brenda Kale Ballard
Record added: May 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70016535

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: NC; Registration County: Stanly; Roll: 1766026, Serial #806, Order #318, Jesse Alfred McLester, DOB 4/18/1885
Serial #806, Jesse Alfred McLester, Order #318
Address: Rt 1, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC
33 yrs old, DOB 4/18/1885
White
Occupation: Farming for myself
At Rt 1, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC
Nearest Relative: Dora McLester, wife, Rt 1, Oakboro, NC
32-1-42-C
Medium Height, Medium Build, Grey Eyes, Black Hair
No exceptions
Signed by his mark on 9/12/1918 in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC

NC Death Certificate #42936, Registration District #84-80, Local #326, Jessie Alfred McLester, DOB 3/18/1886 in NC, DOD 11/14/1973 in Stanly County Hospital, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC of Congestive heart failure due to bronchopneumonia, other factors chronic emphysema and senility, Widowed, Father: Penn McLester, Mother: Nancy Carter, Buried 11/16/1973 in Oakboro Cemetery

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Jesse Alfred McLester
Birth: Mar. 18, 1886
Death: Nov. 14, 1973
Son of William Penn McLester and Nancy Ann Carter.
Family links: Spouse: Dora Boone McLester (1887 - 1972)
Burial: Oakboro Cemetery, Oakboro, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Brenda Kale Ballard
Record added: May 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70016750


2) Jonah Alexander Boone

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: North Carolina; Registration County: Stanly; Roll: 1766025, Serial #2288, Order #104, Jesse A. Boon (sic), DOB 4/6/1890
Serial #2288, Jesse A. Boon (sic), Order #104
Address: Rt #1, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC
DOB 4/6/1890 in Stanly County, NC
Occupation: Farming for himself
Dependents: Wife & Child
Married, White
32-1-42-A
Tall, Slim, Brown eyes, Black hair
Signed by him 6/5/1917 in Oakboro, Stanly County, NC


NC Death Certificate #11171, Registration District #84-80, Local #61, Jonah Alexander Boone (sic), DOB 4/6/1890 in Stanly County, NC, DOD 3/11/1968 in Stanly County Hospital, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC, Congestive heart failure due to acute myocardial infarction due to ASCVD and renal failure, Buried 3/13/1968 in Mineral Springs, Occupation: retired merchant store, Father: Evan A. Boone (sic), Mother: Martha Jane Austin

Social Security Death Index
Name: Jonah Boone
SSN: 237-38-3928
Last Residence: 28129 Oakboro, Stanly, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 6 Apr 1890
Died: Mar 1968
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951)

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Jonah Boone
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 77
Date of Birth: 1891
Residence County: Stanly
Date of Death: 11 Mar 1968
Death City: Albemarle
Death County: Stanly
Autopsy: No
Institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Physician
Recorded Date: Mar 1968
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1968-69
Certificate: 11A171

NC Death Certificate #21856, Registration District #84-80, Registrar's certificate #163, Bulah Mae Boone (sic), DOB 12/12/1896 in Stanly County, NC, DOD 7/9/1960 in Stanly County Hospital, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC, Cause of death: Coronary occlusion due to hypertensive C.V. disease, Father: John F. Hathcock, Mother: Lougina Smith, Buried 7/12/1960 in Mineral Springs

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Bulah M Boone
Race: White
Age: 63
Date of Birth: 1897
Date of Death: 9 Jul 1960
Death County: Stanly
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67


3) Bessie Boone
1900 U.S. Census of Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll : 1218 ; Page : 11A ; Enumeration District : 0123 ; FHL microfilm : 1241218 , Lines 3-9, "E.A. Boon"

1910 U.S. Census of Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll : T624_1125 ; Page : 7A ; Enumeration District : 0118 ; Image : ; FHL microfilm : 1375138 , Lines 11-17, "Eben A. Boone" sic

No other record of her.


4) Lessie Boone
1920 U.S. Census of Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll: T625_1323 ; Page: 14B ; Enumeration District: 135 ; Image: 61 , Lines 97-98, "James C. Hinson" sic
James C. Hinson, Head, Rents farm, M(ale), W(hite), 23 yrs old (DOB 1897), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Lessie Hinson, Wife, F, W, 23 yrs old (DOB 1897), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


1930 U.S. Census of Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll : 1721 ; Page : 4B ; Enumeration District : 3 ; Image : 467.0 ; FHL microfilm : 2341455 , Taken 4/8/1930, Lines 98-100 next page 1-3, "James S. Hinson"
James S. Hinson, Head, Rents farm, M(ale), W(hite), 33 yrs old (DOB 1897), Married at age 20 yrs old (DOM 1917), Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Lessie Hinson, Wife, F, W, 34 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married at age 21 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Virgie L. Hinson, Daughter, F, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1921), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Loyd Hinson (sic), Son, M, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1924), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Hermond Hinson, Son, M, W, 4 yrs 5/12 mos old (DOB 1925), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
E.A. Boone, Father-in-law, M, W, 71 yrs old (DOB 1859), Widowed, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC (He died about a month later.)

1940 U.S. Census of Tyson, Stanly County, North Carolina; Roll: T627_2975; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 84-28, Lines 67-71, "J. Silas Hinson"
J. Silas Hinson, Head, Rents farm for $3, M(ale), W(hite), 44 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married, Attended school thru 4th grade, Born in NC, Lived in R, Stanly County, NC in 1935, Farmer, $0 Income
Lessie Hinson, Wife, F, W, 42 yrs old (DOB 1898), Married, Attended school thru 7th grade, Born in NC, Lived in R, Stanly County, NC in 1935
Virgie Lee Hinson, Daughter, F, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1923), Single, Attends school, Attended high school 2 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in R, Stanly County, NC in 1935
Lloyd Hinson, Son, M, W, 16 yrs old (DOB 1924), Single, Attends school, Attended high school 2 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in R, Stanly County, NC in 1935
Herman Hinson, Son, M, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1926), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 8th grade, Born in NC, Lived in R, Stanly County, NC in 1935

Security Death Index
Name: Lessie Hinson
SSN: 239-76-8404
Last Residence: 28001 Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 6 Sep 1895
Died: Dec 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1963)

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Lessie Boone Hinson
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 81
Date of Birth: 6 Sep 1895
Residence City: Albemarle
Residence County: Stanly
Date of Death: 11 Dec 1976
Death County: Stanly
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: No
Institution: Other Institutions
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Burial in state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1976-77

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: James S Hinson
Race: White
Age: 54
Date of Birth: 1897
Date of Death: 27 May 1951
Death County: Stanly
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67

I could not find his actual death certificate ?

U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
Handwritten on top "BN, N.C."
Bronze Marker
Enlistment Date: 8/28/1918
Discharge Date: 12/10/1918
Serial #: 4137980
Pension #: XC-1 725 642
State: NC, Rank: Private, Company: Battery D
1st Battalion 1st Prov Dev Brigade
James S. Hinson
DOB: 2/17/1897, DOD 5/27/1951
Buried: Mineral Springs, Oakboro, NC
Nearest Freight Station: Albemarle, NC
Address of Consignee: Rt #2, Norwood, NC
Signed: Mrs. Lessie B. Hinson, Rt #2, Norwood, NC
Handwritten across the bottom: A GRS-DW-R-9-26-51-HLR


5) Lee Quince Boone
U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: North Carolina; Registration County: Stanly; Roll: 1766025, Serial #2832, Order #1735, Lee Quince Boone, DOB 8/4/1900
Serial #2832, Lee Quince Boone, Order #1735
Address: Rt 1, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC
18 yrs old, DOB 8/4/1900
White
Occupation: Farming for E.A. Boone (his father), Rt 1, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC
Nearest Relative: Jane Boone, mother, Rt 1, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC
32-1-42-C
Short, Slender, Grey eyes, Auburn hair
Signed by him 9/12/1918 in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC

U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1898-1929
1942, Record Group: RG 147; Class: RG147, North Carolina World War II Draft Registration Cards; Box Number: 34, Serial #263, Order #11009, Lee Quince Boone, DOB 8/4/1898
Serial #263, Lee Quince Boone, Order #11009
Address: Oakboro, Stanly County, NC
43 yrs old, DOB 8/4/1898 in Stanly County, NC
Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: J.A. Boone, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC
Employer: Efird Mill Co., Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
White, 6'2", 184 lbs, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion
Signed by him 2/16/1942, Stanly County, NC

NC Death Certificate #7819, Registration District #84-80, Local #68, Lee Q. Boone (sic), DOB 8/4/1899 in NC, DOD 2/23/1972 in Stanly County, Hospital, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC of acute myocardial infarction, Married Thelma Morgan, Father: Eban Boone (sic), Mother: Martha Jane Austin, Buried: 2/25/1972 in Oakboro Cemetery

Social Security Death Index
Name: Lee Boone
SSN: 245-01-8847
Last Residence: 28129 Oakboro, Stanly, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 4 Jan 1898
Died: Feb 1972
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951)

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Lee Boone
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 72
Date of Birth: 1900
Residence County: Stanly
Date of Death: 23 Feb 1972
Death City: Albemarle
Death County: Stanly
Death State: North Carolina
Institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Physician
Recorded Date: Feb 1962
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1970-74
Certificate: 07B819

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Lee Quince Boone
Birth: Aug. 4, 1899, North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1972, Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA
Son of Even A Boone and Martha Jane Austin. Husband of Velma Morgan. Birth date differs on Death Certificate and tombstone. Information obtained from Death Certificate.
Family links:
Parents:
Even A Boone (1858 - 1930)
Martha J Austin Boone (1862 - 1928)
Spouse: Velma Morgan Boone (1904 - 1979)*
Burial: Oakboro Cemetery, Oakboro, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Brenda Kale Ballard
Record added: Mar 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67077461

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Velma Morgan Boone
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 75
Date of Birth: 24 Aug 1904
Birth Location: North Carolina
Birth State: North Carolina
Residence County: Stanly
Residence State: North Carolina
Date of Death: 8 Sep 1979
Death County: Union
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: No
Institution: Home
Attendant: Medical Examiner
Burial Location: Burial in state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1979-82

Social Security Death Index
Name: Velma Boone
SSN: 246-05-2989
Last Residence: 28129 Oakboro, Stanly, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 24 Aug 1903
Last Benefit: 28103 Marshville, Union, North Carolina, United States of America
Died: Sep 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951)

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Velma Morgan Boone
Birth: Aug. 24, 1904, North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 1979, Union County, North Carolina, USA
Daughter of Thomas R Morgan and Martha Ann McIntyre.
Family links:
Parents:
Thomas R Morgan (1869 - 1951)
Martha Ann McIntyre Morgan (1869 - 1951)
Spouse: Lee Quince Boone (1899 - 1972)
Burial: Oakboro Cemetery, Oakboro, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Brenda Kale Ballard
Record added: Mar 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67077932


6) Hettie Lecty Boone
North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Hettie Lecty Kennedy
[Hettie Lecty Boone]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Social Security Number: 242948756
Father's Last Name: Boone
Age: 88
Date of Birth: 9 Aug 1904
Residence County: Stanly
Residence State: North Carolina
Date of Death: 21 Apr 1993
Death County: Stanly
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: No
Institution: Nursing and Rest Homes
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Burial in state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96

Social Security Death Index
Name: Hettie B. Kennedy
SSN: 242-94-8756
Last Residence: 28129 Oakboro, Stanly, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 9 Aug 1904
Died: Apr 1993
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1969)

OAKBORO - Mrs. Hettie Lecty Boone Kennedy, 88, homemaker, died April 21, 1993, at Britthaven nursing home in Albemarle. Funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Mineral Springs Baptist Church. Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight at Hartsell Funeral Home, Albemarle. Survivors are her son, Wade Kennedy of Lancaster, S.C.; daughters, Mrs. Laura Brooks of Albemarle, Mrs. Eunice Baucom, Mrs. Yvonne Huneycutt, Mrs. Lois Thomas. Memorials may be made to Mineral Springs Baptist Church, N.C. 205 South, Oakboro, N.C. 28129. The family will be at Mrs. Huneycutt's home, 19232 Lynn Rd. Obituary published in The Charlotte Observer on April 22, 1993.

U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1898-1929
1942, Record Group: RG 147; Class: RG147, North Carolina World War II Draft Registration Cards; Box Number: 204, Serial #1102, Order #11272, Audie Lee Kennedy, DOB 11/9/1900
Serial #1102, Audie Lee Kennedy, Order #11272
Address: Mineral Springs Church Rd, Rt 1, Oakboro, Big Lick, Stanly County, NC
42 yrs old, DOB 11/9/1900 in Stanly County, NC
Name and Address Of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Jim Austin, Rt 1, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC
Employer: Mrs. Ila Sasser (rents her land), Rt 1, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC
White, 5'10", 140 lbs, Blue eyes, Gray hair, Ruddy complexion
Signed by him 2/16/1942 in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC

NC Death Certificate #36624, Registration District #84-00, Local #285, Audie L. Kennedy, DOB 11/9/1901 in NC, Father: J. Boss Kennedy, Mother: 10/18/1971 in East 1st St, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC (at home), Cause: Coronary embolus due to arteriosclerotic heart disease and hypertension, Married to Hettie Boone, Buried 10/20/1971 in Minearl Springs

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Audie Kennedy
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 69
Date of Birth: 1902
Residence County: Stanly
Date of Death: 18 Oct 1971
Death County: Stanly
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: No
Institution: Home
Attendant: Physician
Recorded Date: 1961
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1970-74
Certificate: 36B624

If you can make any corrections or have any further sourced information about this family I would appreciate it if you would contact me at Mom25dogs@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sentimental Sunday - Relive the 1970's

Sentimental Sunday is a daily blogging prompt at Geneabloggers.com used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites. To participate in Sentimental Sunday, simply create a post in which you discuss a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or maybe even a family tradition that touches you.

I was born in 1959 and grew up in the 1960's and 1970's. As a child in the 1960's I did a post on the 1960's. As a teenager and newly married in the '70's, I wanted to do a post of the 1970's.

1970s TV shows

Mork and Mindy
Columbo
Happy Days
Quincy, ME
Alice
All In The Family
The Bob Newhart Show
Rhoda
Wonder Woman
Mary Tyler Moore Show
BJ and the Bear
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Battlestar Gallactica
Little House On The Prairie
The Partridge Family
The Brady Bunch
The Bionic Woman
Bonanza
Adam 12
Daniel Boone
The Addams Family
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
The Dating Game
The Newlywed Game
The Price Is Right
Different Strokes
Dastardly and Muttley
American Bandstand
The Bugs Bunny Show
Dukes of Hazard
CHIPS
Wild, Wild West
Cannon
Barnaby Jones
Rockford Files
The Carol Burnett Show
Emergency
Charlies Angels
Banacek
The Facts of Life
Family Feud
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Flip Wilson Show
The Flying Nun
Benson
The Muppet Show
The Pink Panther Show
Sanford and Son
Cagney and Lacey
The Police Woman
Scooby Doo
$100,000 Pyramid
Serpico
Shaft
The Six Million Dollar Man
Starsky and Hutch
Super Chicken
Taxi
The Odd Couple
One Day At A Time
Family Affair

Soap Operas
The Edge of Night (1956-1984)
Guiding Light (1937 - )
As the World Turns (1956 - )
Days of Our Lives (1965 - )
Ryan’s Hope (1975 – 1989)
General Hospital (1963) - )
All My Children (1970 - )
Bright Promise (1969-1972)
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (1967-1973)
Love Of Life (1951 – 1980)
Search For Tomorrow (1951-1986)
The Secret Storm (1954-1974)

Books of the 1970's
* Books I've read

19 7 0
F I C T I O N
1. Love Story, Erich Segal
2. The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles
3. Islands in the Stream, Ernest Hemingway
4. The Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart *
5. Great Lion of God, Taylor Caldwell
6. QB VII, Leon Uris
7. The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, Jimmy Breslin
8. The Secret Woman, Victoria Holt *
9. Travels with My Aunt, Graham Greene
10. Rich Man, Poor Man, Irwin Shaw

N O N F I C T I O N
1. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex but Were Afraid To Ask, David Reuben, M.D.
2. The New English Bible
3. The Sensuous Woman, "J"
4. Better Homes and Gardens Fondue and Tabletop Cooking
5. Up the Organization, Robert Townsend
6. Ball Four, Jim Bouton
7. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, William Morris
8. Body Language, Julius Fast
9. In Someone's Shadow, Rod McKuen
10. Caught in the Quiet, Rod McKuen

1 9 7 1
F I C T I O N
1. Wheels, Arthur Hailey
2. The Exorcist, William P. Blatty
3. The Passions of the Mind, Irving Stone
4. The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
5. The Betsy, Harold Robbins
6. Message from Malaga, Helen MacInnes *
7. The Winds of War, Herman Wouk
8. The Drifters, James A. Michener
9. The Other, Thomas Tryon
10. Rabbit Redux, John Updike

N O N F I C T I O N
1. The Sensous Man, "M"
2. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown
3. Better Homes and Gardens Blender Cook Book
4. I'm O.K., You're O.K., Thomas Harris
5. Any Woman Can!, David Reuben, M.D.
6. Inside the Third Reich, Albert Speer
7. Eleanor and Franklin, Joseph P. Lash
8. Wunnerful, Wunnerful!, Lawrence Welk
9. Honor Thy Father, Gay Talese
10. Fields of Wonder, Rod McKuen

1 9 7 2
F I C T I O N
1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach *
2. August, 1914, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
3. The Odessa File, Frederick Forsyth
4. The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
5. The Word, Irving Wallace
6. The Winds of War, Herman Wouk
7. Captains and the Kings, Taylor Caldwell
8. Two from Galilee, Marjorie Holmes
9. My Name Is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
10. Semi-Tough, Dan Jenkins

N O N F I C T I O N
1. The Living Bible, Kenneth Taylor *
2. I'm O.K., You're O.K., Thomas Harris
3. Open Marriage, Nena and George O'Neill
4. Harry S. Truman, Margaret Truman
5. Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, Robert C. Atkins
6. Better Homes and Gardens Menu Cook Book
7. The Peter Prescription, Laurence J. Peter
8. A World Beyond, Ruth Montgomery
9. Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda
10. Better Homes and Gardens Low-Calorie Desserts

1 9 7 3
F I C T I O N
1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach *
2. Once Is Not Enough, Jacqueline Susann
3. Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
4. The Odessa File, Frederick Forsyth
5. Burr, Gore Vidal
6. The Hollow Hills, Mary Stewart *
7. Evening in Byzantium, Irwin Shaw
8. The Matlock Paper, Robert Ludlum
9. The Billion Dollar Sure Thing, Paul E. Erdman
10. The Honorary Consul, Graham Greene

N O N F I C T I O N
1. The Living Bible, Kenneth Taylor *
2. Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, Robert C. Atkins
3. I'm O.K., You're O.K., Thomas Harris
4. The Joy of Sex, Alex Comfort
5. Weight Watchers Program Cookbook, Jean Nidetch
6. How To Be Your Own Best Friend, Mildred Newman, et al.
7. The Art of Walt Disney, Christopher Finch
8. Better Homes and Gardens Home Canning Cookbook
9. Alistair Cooke's America, Alistair Cooke
10. Sybil, Flora R. Schreiber

1 9 7 4
F I C T I O N
1. Centennial, James A. Michener
2. Watership Down, Richard Adams
3. Jaws, Peter Benchley
4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John Le Carré
5. Something Happened, Joseph Heller
6. The Dogs of War, Frederick Forsyth
7. The Pirate, Harold J. Robbins
8. I Heard the Owl Call My Name, Margaret Craven
9. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, John H. Watson, M.D., Nicholas Meyer, editor
10. The Fan Club, Irving Wallace

N O N F I C T I O N
1. The Total Woman, Marabel Morgan
2. All the President's Men, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
3. Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller
4. More Joy: A Lovemaking Companion to The Joy of Sex, Alex Comfort
5. Alistair Cooke's America, Alistair Cooke
6. Tales of Power, Carlos A. Castaneda
7. You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, Harry Browne
8. All Things Bright and Beautiful, James Herriot
9. The Bermuda Triangle, Charles Berlitz with J. Manson Valentine
10. The Memory Book, Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

1 9 7 5
F I C T I O N
1. Ragtime, E. L. Doctorow
2. The Moneychangers, Arthur Hailey
3. Curtain, Agatha Christie
4. Looking for Mister Goodbar, Judith Rossner
5. The Choirboys, Joseph Wambaugh
6. The Eagle Has Landed, Jack Higgins
7. The Greek Treasure: A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann, Irving Stone
8. The Great Train Robbery, Michael Crichton *
9. Shogun, James Clavell *
10. Humboldt's Gift, Saul Bellow

N O N F I C T I O N
1. Angels: God's Secret Agents, Billy Graham *
2. Winning Through Intimidation, Robert Ringer
3. TM: Discovering Energy and Overcoming Stress, Harold H. Bloomfield
4. The Ascent of Man, Jacob Bronowski
5. Sylvia Porter's Money Book, Sylvia Porter
6. Total Fitness in 30 Minutes a Week, Laurence E. Morehouse and Leonard Gross
7. The Bermuda Triangle, Charles Berlitz with J. Manson Valentine
8. The Save-Your-Life Diet, David Reuben
9. Bring on the Empty Horses, David Niven
10. Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon, Theodore H. White

1 9 7 6
F I C T I O N
1. Trinity, Leon Uris
2. Sleeping Murder, Agatha Christie *
3. Dolores, Jacqueline Susann
4. Storm Warning, Jack Higgins
5. The Deep, Peter Benchley
6. 1876, Gore Vidal
7. Slapstick: or, Lonesome No More!, Kurt Vonnegut
8. The Lonely Lady, Harold Robbins
9. Touch Not the Cat, Mary Stewart *
10. A Stranger in the Mirror, Sidney Sheldon

N O N F I C T I O N
1. The Final Days, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
2. Roots, Alex Haley
3. Your Erroneous Zones, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
4. Passages: The Predictable Crises of Adult Life, Gail Sheehy
5. Born Again, Charles W. Colson *
6. The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank, Erma Bombeck
7. Angels: God's Secret Agents, Billy Graham *
8. Blind Ambition: The White House Years, John Dean
9. The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality, Shere Hite
10. The Right and the Power: The Prosecution of Watergate, Leon Jaworski

1 9 7 7
F I C T I O N
1. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien
2. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough
3. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Richard Bach
4. The Honourable Schoolboy, John Le Carré
5. Oliver's Story, Erich Segal
6. Dreams Die First, Harold Robbins
7. Beggarman, Thief, Irwin Shaw
8. How To Save Your Own Life, Erica Jong
9. Delta of Venus: Erotica, Anaïs Nin
10. Daniel Martin, John Fowles

N O N F I C T I O N
1. Roots, Alex Haley
2. Looking Out for #1, Robert Ringer
3. All Things Wise and Wonderful, James Herriot
4. Your Erroneous Zones, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
5. The Book of Lists, David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace, and Amy Wallace
6. The Possible Dream: A Candid Look at Amway, Charles Paul Conn
7. The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence, Carl Sagan
8. The Second Ring of Power, Carlos Castaneda
9. The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank, Erma Bombeck
10. The Amityville Horror, Jay Anson

1 9 7 8
F I C T I O N
1. Chesapeake, James A. Michener
2. War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk
3. Fools Die, Mario Puzo
4. Bloodlines, Sidney Sheldon
5. Scruples, Judith Krantz
6. Evergreen, Belva Plain
7. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Richard Bach
8. The Holcroft Covenant, Robert Ludlum
9. Second Generation, Howard Fast
10. Eye of the Needle, Ken Follett

N O N F I C T I O N
1. If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries--What Am I Doing in the Pits?, Erma Bombeck
2. Gnomes, Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet
3. The Complete Book of Running, James Fixx
4. Mommie Dearest, Christina Crawford
5. Pulling Your Own Strings, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
8. RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Richard Nixon
7. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century, Barbara Tuchman
8. Faeries, Brian Froud and Alan Lee
9. in Search of History: A Personal Adventure, Theodore H. White
10. The Muppet Show Book, the Muppet People

1 9 7 9
F I C T I O N
1. The Matarese Circle, Robert Ludlum
2. Sophie's Choice, William Styron
3. Overload, Arthur Hailey
4. Memories of Another Day, Harold Robbins
5. Jailbird, Kurt Vonnegut
6. The Dead Zone, Stephen King
7. The Last Enchantment, Mary Stewart *
8. The Establishment, Howard Fast
9. The Third World War: August 1985, Gen. Sir John Hackett, et al.
10. Smiley's People, John Le Carré

N O N F I C T I O N
1. Aunt Erma's Cope Book, Erma Bombeck
2. The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet, Herman Tarnower, M.D., and Samm Sinclair Baker
3. How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years, Howard J. Ruff
4. Cruel Shoes, Steve Martin
5. The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise, Nathan Pritikin and Patrick McGrady Jr.
6. White House Years, Henry Kissinger
7. Lauren Bacall By Myself, Lauren Bacall
8. The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court, Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong
9. Restoring the American Dream, Robert J. Ringer
10. The Winner's Circle, Charles Paul Conn

1970’s Movies
*Movies I've seen

1970
Love Story *
M*A*S*H
Chariots of the Gods
Airport *
Chisholm
Five Easy Pieces
Diary of a Mad Housewife
Gimme Shelter
Husbands
Kelly's Heroes
Little Big Man
Lovers and Other Strangers
Patton
Ryan's Daughter
Satyricon
The Boys in the Band
Tora! Tora! Tora! *
Women in Love
Woodstock

1971
Billy Jack *
Diamonds Are Forever *
Carnal Knowledge
Willard
A Clockwork Orange
Bananas
Big Jake
Dirty Harry
Fiddler On The Roof *
Harold and Maude
Klute
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Shaft
Summer of ‘42
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
The French Connection
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
The Go Between
The Hospital
The Last Picture Show

1972
The Godfather *
The Poseidon Adventure *
Malcolm X
Cabaret
Lady Sings The Blues
Deliverance
Heat
Last Tango In Paris
Play It Again, Sam
Sleuth
Sounder
The Candidate *
The Heartbreak Kid
The Ruling Class

1973
The Exorcist *
The Sting *
American Graffiti *
Papillon *
Live And Let Die *
A Touch of Class
Badlands
Bang The Drum Slowly
Blume In Love
Day For Night
High Plains Drifter
Jesus Christ Superstar *
Mean Streets
Save The Tiger
Scenes From A Marriage
Serpico
The Boggy Creek Monster *
The Last Detail
The Paper Chase *
The Way We Were *

1974
Blazing Saddles *
The Towering Inferno *
Young Frankenstein *
The Godfather: Part II
Benji *
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Amarcord
Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein
Chinatown *
Death Wish
Harry And Tonto
Herbie Rides Again *
Lenny
Murder On The Orient Express *
That’s Entertainment
The Conversation
The Great Gatsby *
The Man With The Golden Gun *
The Pedestrian
The Return Of The Pink Panther *

1975
Jaws *
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest *
The Adventures Of The Wilderness Family
Rooster Cogburn *
Barry Lyndon
Dog Day Afternoon
Hester Street
Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Nashville
Shampoo
Swept Away
The Days Of The Condor
The Man Who Would Be King
The Story Of Adele
Tommy *

1976
Rocky
King Kong
Logan’s Run
Across The Great Divide
The Pom Pom Girls
A Star Is Born *
All The President’s Men *
Bound For Glory
Carrie *
Harlan County
Marathon Man
Network
Taxi Driver *
The Bad News Bears *
The Front
The Man Who Fell To Earth
The Omen
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Pink Panther Strikes Again *
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea

1977
Star Wars *
Saturday Night Fever *
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind *
Smokey And The Bandit *
In Search Of Noah’s Ark *
Annie Hall
Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo *
High Anxiety *
Julia
Looking For Mr. Goodbar
Oh, God! *
Providence
Slap Shot
The Gauntlet
The Goodbye Girl
The Late Show
The Spy Who Loved Me *
The Turning Show

1978
Grease
Animal House
Superman *
Jaws II
Halloween
An Unmarried Woman
Autumn Sonata
Coming Home *
Days Of Heaven
Every Which Way But Loose *
Foul Play
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
Interiors
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers *
Midnight Express *
Pretty Baby
Revenge Of The Pink Panther *
The Deerhunter
Up In Smoke

1979
Kramer vs. Kramer
Amityville Horror *
Star Trek: The Motion Picture *
Apocalypse Now
The Muppet Movie *
10
Alien
All That Jazz
Being There
Escape From Alcatraz
Hair
Manhattan
Moonraker *
Norma Rae
The Black Stallion
The China Syndrome *
The Great Santini

News of the 1970's

1970
Chicago 7 Are Acquitted Of Conspiracy To Riot 5 Found Guilty Of Lesser Charges
Nixon Asks Vote For 18 Years Olds
747 With 379 Aboard Hijacked To Cuba
Soviet Cosmonauts Set New Record Of 17 Days In Space
New York Abortion law takes effect, most liberal in US
200,00 Are killed in East Pakistan Cyclone Tidal Wave
Singer Janis Joplin dies


1971
Charles Manson and His Cult Members Sentenced To Death
Lieutenant William Calley Is Found Guilty In My Lai Massacre
Supreme Court Upholds Busing For Desegregation
Prisoners Riot At Attica 10 Hostages and 39 Convicts Die
Joe Frazier Beats Muhammad Ali in 15 Rounds, Each Receive 3.5 Million
First legalized off track betting begins in New York
New York Times prints Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg is arrested for disclosure
"Intel" of California introduces the microprocessor, the "computer on a chip"
Nixon ends 21 year trade embargo with China
26th Amendment is passed lowering voting age to 18
Hot Pants are in
The Food Processor is invented

1972
Nixon And Brezhnev Sign Two SALT Agreements
11 Israelis Are Killed By Palestinian Terrorists At Munich Olympics
Beak-In At Democratic Headquarters In Watergate Towers, Five Caught
Nixon Wins by A Landslide 47 Million To 29 Million
Washington Post Connects Watergate With Committee To Elect Nixon
Kissinger Secretly Negotiating With North Vietnamese In Paris
Compact Discs are invented
Video games (Pong) are invented

1973
Charles Manson and His Cult Members Sentenced To Death
Lieutenant William Calley Is Found Guilty In My Lai Massacre
Supreme Court Upholds Busing For Desegregation
Prisoners Riot At Attica 10 Hostages and 39 Convicts Die
Joe Frazier Beats Muhammad Ali in 15 Rounds, Each Receive 3.5 Million
First legalized off track betting begins in New York
New York Times prints Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg is arrested for disclosure
"Intel" of California introduces the microprocessor, the "computer on a chip"
Nixon ends 21 year trade embargo with China
26th Amendment is passed lowering voting age to 18
The CAT scanner is invented
The Jet Ski is invented

1974
Nixon Rejects Ervin Subpoena
Heirs Patty Hearst Is Kidnapped By Symbionese Liberation Army
House votes 410-4 To Investigate the President
Solzhenitsyn Is Deported From Russia
Grand Jury Indicts presidential Aids Halderman, Erlichman, Colson
Juan Peron Dies Wife Isabel Takes Over
India Announces It Has A-bomb
Nixon Resigns…Ford Sworn In As President
Ford Gives Nixon Absolute Pardon
55 mile-per hour speed limit is enacted
Died, Jack Benny, Dizzy Dean, Duke Ellington, Chet Huntley, Ed Sullivan
Muhammad Ali using "Rope a Dope" knocks out George Foreman in 8th
The "String" Bikini is in fashion

1975
Saigon Falls to North Vietnamese, Thousands Flee By Boat
Teamster Leader Jimmy Hoffa Disappear, Foul Play Suspected
Patty Hearst Arrested By FBI
Ford Escapes Shot Fired by Sara Jane Moore
OPEC Increase Oil Prices 10%
President Ford rejects Federal bail out of NYC
CIA acknowledges plots to kill undesirable heads of state
Died, Aristotle Onassis, Rod Sterling, Casey Stengel
VCR Betamax makes first appearance
Disposable razor introduced

1976
Patty Hearst Is Found Guilty Of Bank Robbery
Supreme Court Allows Removal Of Karen Quinlan's Life Support Systems
Democrats Nominate Jimmy Charter For President
Viking I Lands On Mars, Sends Back Photos
Chinese Leader Mao Tse-Tung Dies
Nixon says Kissinger Aides' phones were tapped
Concord begins regular transatlantic flights
Vietnam is unified, Hanoi named capital, Saigon renamed Ho Chi Minh City
US and Iran sigh 10 Billion dollar arms sale
Two amateur electronics enthusiasts develop the Apple computer in a California garage
Farrah Fawcett-majors posters become a fad

1977
Carter Grants Unconditional Amnesty To Vietnam Draft Dodgers
Indira Gandi Is Defeated And Resigns
"Son Of Sam" Killer Is Arrested In NYC
Inflation hits 11%
Charles Chaplin, Bing Crosby, Guy Lombardo, Grocho Marks, Elvis Presley Dies

1978
Second Canal Treaty Is Ratified, Canal Will Go To Panama In 1999
900 Jim Jones Temple Cult Members Die In Murder Suicide In Guyana
OPEC Raises Prices 14%
Hustler Owner Larry Flint Shot After Testifying
Pete Rose sets an NL consecutive game hitting streak record of 44

1979
Ayatollah Khomeini Returns To Iran From France
Accident At 3-Mile Island Pa., nuclear Plant Threatens Area
$1.5 Billion Federal Bailout Is Approved For Chrysler
US and China establish diplomatic relations, formal ties with Taiwan are severed
Voyager sends photos of Jupiter
Margaret Thatcher is elected first Woman British Prime Minister
The Sony Walkman is invented

Sports 1970s
1970
Super Bowl Dallas 13 Baltimore 16
NBA Championship New York 4-3
NCAA Championship UCLA 28-2
World Series Baltimore (4-1) vs Cincinnati

1971
Super Bowl Dallas 24 Miami 3
NBA Championship Milwaukee 4-0
NCAA Championship UCLA 29-1
World Series Pittsburgh (4-3) vs. Baltimore

1972
Super Bowl Miami 14 Washington 7
NBA Championship LA Lakers 4-1
NCAA Championship UCLA 30-0
World Series Oakland A’s (4-3) vs Cincinnati

1973
Super Bowl Miami 24 Minnesota 7
NBA Championship New York 4-1
NCAA Championship UCLA 30-0
World Series Oakland A’s (4-3) vs NY Mets

1974
Super Bowl Pittsburgh 16 Minnesota 6
NBA Championship Boston 4-3
NCAA Championship NC State 30-1
World Series Oakland A’s (4-1) vs LA Dodgers

1975
Super Bowl Pittsburgh 21 Dallas 17
NBA Championship Golden State Warriors 4-0
NCAA Championship UCLA 28-3
World Series Cincinnati (4-3) vs Boston Red Sox

1976
Super Bowl Oakland 32 Minnesota 14
NBA Championship Boston 4-2
NCAA Championship Indiana 32-0
World Series Cincinnati (4-0) vs NY Yankees

1977
Super Bowl Dallas 27 Denver 10
NBA Championship Portland 4-2
NCAA Championship Marquette 25-7
World Series NY Yankees (4-2) vs LA Dodgers

1978
Super Bowl Pittsburgh 35 Dallas 31
NBA Championship Washington Bullets 4-3
NCAA Championship Kentucky 30-2
World Series NY Yankees (4-2) vs LA Dodgers

1979
Super Bowl Pittsburgh 31 LA Rams 19
NBA Championship Seattle 4-1
NCAA Michigan State 26-6World Series Pittsburgh (4-3) vs Baltimore

Top 500 Songs of the 1970's
(Thanks Bradboard.com)

London Calling - The Clash
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Anarchy in the U.K. - The Sex Pistols
Detroit Rock City - Kiss
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Dance the Night Away - Van Halen
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
American Pie - Don McLean
Surrender - Cheap Trick
I Fought the Law - The Clash
More Than a Feeling - Boston
Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin
Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe
Holidays in the Sun - The Sex Pistols
I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones
Come Sail Away - Styx
Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols
Rock and Roll All Nite - Kiss
Somebody to Love - Queen
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
Eighteen - Alice Cooper
Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Dust in the Wind - Kansas
Midnight Rider - Gregg Allman
(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais - The Clash
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Hard Luck Woman - Kiss
Imagine - John Lennon
A Horse With No Name - America
Bad Company - Bad Company
Beth - Kiss
The Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
School's Out - Alice Cooper
Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
Clash City Rockers - The Clash
T.N.T. - AC/DC
Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company
Hurricane - Bob Dylan
Is This Love - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Only Women Bleed - Alice Cooper
Beast of Burden - The Rolling Stones
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
The Thrill is Gone - B.B. King
Iron Man - Black Sabbath
Crazy on You - Heart
Sister Golden Hair - America
Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Lust For Life - Iggy Pop
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Deuce - Kiss
Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
D'yer Mak'er - Led Zeppelin
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Strutter - Kiss
No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Instant Karma - John Lennon
Magic Man - Heart
Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
Babe - Styx
All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
Alison - Elvis Costello
Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Joe Jackson
Barracuda - Heart
God Save the Queen - The Sex Pistols
What Do I Get? - The Buzzcocks
We Are the Champions - Queen
Ventura Highway - America
Piece of Mind - Boston
I Was Made For Lovin' You - Kiss
Welcome to My Nightmare - Alice Cooper
Lady - Styx
Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Beautiful Girls - Van Halen
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
Back in the Saddle - Aerosmith
I Shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley & The Wailers
I Go Crazy - Paul Davis
Hold the Line - Toto
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
White Riot - The Clash
Stir It Up - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Shout it Out Loud - Kiss
Under My Wheels - Alice Cooper
Tommy Gun - The Clash
Runnin' With The Devil - Van Halen
Rockaway Beach - Ramones
Radar Love - Golden Earring
Complete Control - The Clash
You Really Got Me - Van Halen
Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
Sonic Reducer - The Dead Boys
Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang
No More Mr. Nice Guy - Alice Cooper
Killer Queen - Queen
Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Elected - Alice Cooper
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure
You Can’t Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Calling Dr. Love - Kiss
Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper
Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Neil Young
I Love the Nightlife - Alicia Bridges
Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
Riders on the Storm - The Doors
One Way or Another - Blondie
Love Hurts - Nazareth
Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman) - Led Zeppelin
Big Balls - AC/DC
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Go On Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Fox on the Run - Sweet
Closer to the Heart - Rush
Rock 'n' Roll High School - The Ramones
Old Man - Neil Young
Jamming - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Dream Police - Cheap Trick
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
We've Got Tonight - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Man In Black - Johnny Cash
Watching the Detectives - Elvis Costello
Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
Everything I Own - Bread
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll - Ian Dury
Heard It In a Love Song - The Marshall Tucker Band
Your Song - Elton John
You're My Best Friend - Queen
Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Search and Destroy - Iggy and The Stooges
Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
It's A Long Way to the Top - AC/DC
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Man on the Silver Mountain - Rainbow
I Only Want to Be With You - Bay City Rollers
Hey You - Pink Floyd
Father and Son - Cat Stevens
Amie - Pure Prairie League
Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Good Times - Chic
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Heaven Knows - Donna Summer
Ain't That a Shame - Cheap Trick
Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
Baby Hold On - Eddiy Money
Angie - The Rolling Stones
All By Myself - Eric Carmen
Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Let it Be - The Beatles
Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks
The Real Me - The Who
Stay - Jackson Browne
Long Time - Boston
Love Her Madly - The Doors
Love Gun - Kiss
Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones
Without You - Nilsson
Don’t Look Back - Boston
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Hot Child in the City - Nick Gilder
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Lights - Journey
Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Dream On - Aerosmith
Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Give a Little Bit - Supertramp
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh
Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
You're So Vain - Carly Simon
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Rock and Roll Fantasy - Bad Company
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
Point of No Return - Kansas
Peace Train - Cat Stevens
Dreaming - Blondie
I Never Cry - Alice Cooper
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
Changes - David Bowie
I Need a Lover - John Cougar
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon
My Best Friend's Girl - The Cars
Because the Night - Patti Smith Group
Paradise By the Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf
Making Plans for Nigel - XTC
Two Tickets to Paradise - Eddie Money
Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers Band
How You Gonna See Me Now - Alice Cooper
Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Daniel - Elton John
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Sheena is a Punk Rocker - The Ramones
Stayin Alive - The Bee Gees
Take Me To the River - Talking Heads
Do Ya - Electric Light Orchestra
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Stranglehold - Ted Nugent
Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
Just What I Needed - The Cars
Young Americans - David Bowie
Trampled Under Foot - Led Zeppelin
Low Rider - War
Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
I've Seen All Good People - Yes
In the Navy - Village People
If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
Evil Woman - Electric Light Orchestra
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel
Come Together - Aerosmith
The Wonder of You - Elivs Presley
Night Fever - The Bee Gees
Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon
Breakdown - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Good Times Roll - The Cars
Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Suede
It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It) - The Rolling Stones
We Will Rock You - Queen
Who Are You - The Who
Roxanne - The Police
My Sharona - The Knack
Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
Mind Games - John Lennon
Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band
Get Closer - Seals & Crofts
All Right Now - Free
Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe - Barry White
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
Close To You - The Carpenters
Cum on Feel the Noize - Slade
Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner
Golden Years - David Bowie
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Renegade - Styx
Whiskey in the Jar - Thin Lizzy
Y.M.C.A. - Village People
We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
Be My Lover - Alice Cooper
Baby, I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
Bicycle Race - Queen
After Midnight - Eric Clapton
Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
Hello Hurray - Alice Cooper
Welcome to the Machine - Pink Floyd
Don’t Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra
Tush - ZZ Top
Two Out of Three Ain't Bad - Meat Loaf
Wheel in the Sky - Journey
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Slow Ride - Foghat
Tin Man - America
Mama Told Me (Not To Come) - Three Dog Night
Love, Reign O'er Me - The Who
I'm Not in Love - 10cc
Mexico - James Taylor
Night Moves - Bob Seger
Bad Time - Grand Funk Railroad
Reeling in the Years - Steely Dan
Saturday in the Park - Chicago
You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth - Meat Loaf
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Join Together - The Who
Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce
Day After Day - Badfinger
Don’t Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
Dream Weaver - Gary Wright
Mamma Mia - Abba
Moondance - Van Morrison
Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Still the Same - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Show Me the Way - Peter Frampton
Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Bang A Gong (Get it On) - T. Rex
Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Message in a Bottle - The Police
Oye Como Va - Santana
You're the One That I Want - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
The Pretender - Jackson Browne
Rock and Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song - Jim Croce
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
How Deep is Your Love - The Bee Gees
You've Got a Friend - James Taylor
Rainy Days and Mondays - The Carpenters
That's the Way (I Like It) - KC and the Sunshine Band
Take the Long Way Home - Supertramp
Take it Easy - The Eagles
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
Mandy - Barry Manilow
Jessica - Allman Brothers Band
Hurting Each Other - The Carpenters
China Grove - The Doobie Brothers
Brick House - The Commodores
Lorelei - Styx
Margarittaville - Jimmy Buffet
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips
Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Power to the People - John Lennon
Your Smiling Face - James Taylor
What's Your Name - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Kentucky Rain - Elvis Presley
Time For Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Take a Chance on Me - Abba
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' - Journey
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
Love is Like Oxygen - Sweet
Christine Sixteen - Kiss
Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Slade
Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens
Lola - The Kinks
My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
Woman From Tokyo - Deep Purple
The Prince - Madness
Superstar - The Carpenters
See Me, Feel Me - The Who
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
Aqualung - Jethro Tull
Carolina in My Mind - James Taylor
Department of Youth - Alice Cooper
Jive Talkin' - The Bee Gees
Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
Knowing Me, Knowing You - Abba
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
Why Can't We Be Friends - War
You Should Be Dancing - The Bee Gees
You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee
I Shot the Sheriff - Eric Clapton
Tragedy - The Bee Gees
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
The Hustle - Van McCoys
Summer Nights - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
I'm a Believer - Neil Diamond
Levon - Elton John
Truckin' - Grateful Dead
Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts
Still the One - Orleans
Best of My Love - The Eagles
Good Girls Don't - The Knack
Black Water - The Doobie Brothers
Domino - Van Morrison
Greased Lightnin' - John Travolta
Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
Prove it All Night - Bruce Springsteen
Rocket Man - Elton John
Your Mama Don’t Dance - Loggins & Messina
Share the Land - The Guess Who
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence
Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill
Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac
Saturday Night Special - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Starman - David Bowie
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Easy - The Commodores
Dance With Me - Orleans
Changes in Lattitudes, Changes in Attitudes - Jimmy Buffet
Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - Billy Joel
You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
Hotel California - The Eagles
Listen to the Music - The Doobie Brothers
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Squeeze Box - The Who
Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
Take it to the Limit - The Eagles
Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo - Rick Derringer
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
You're in My Heart - Rod Stewart
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive
Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John
Silly Love Songs - Wings
Pop Muzik - M
I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
It's So Easy - Linda Rondstadt
Maybe I'm Amazed - Wings
Slip Slidin' Away - Paul Simon
Flaming Youth - Kiss
Takin' Care of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive
The Logical Song - Supertramp
You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt
War - Edwin Starr
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
SOS - Abba
Reason to Believe - Rod Stewart
Money - Pink Floyd
Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney and Wings
Let it Ride - Bachman Turner Overdrive
Le Freak - Chic
If - Bread
American Woman - The Guess Who
Rock'n Me - Steve Miller Band
Heartache Tonight - The Eagles
Hot Blooded - Foreigner
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor
I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band
Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty - KC and the Sunshine Band
Black Betty - Ram Jam
Cold as Ice - Foreigner
Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk Railroad
You Are the Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Make it With You - Bread
Hot Legs - Rod Stewart
Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Mississippi Queen - Mountain
Only the Good Die Young - Billy Joel
Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
Twisting the Night Away - Rod Stewart
We're An American Band - Grand Funk Railroad
Shining Star - Earth, Wind and Fire
Evil Ways - Santana
Macho Man - Village People
Life in the Fast Lane - The Eagles
Baby I'm-A Want You - Bread
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
It's Too Late - Carole King
Haven't Got Time for the Pain - Carly Simon
Right Time of the Night - Jennifer Warnes
Reunited - Peaches & Herb
December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - The 4 Seasons
Can't Smile Without You - Barry Manilow
Nobody Does it Better - Carly Simon
Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) - The Hollies
Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
Honesty - Billy Joel
Hold Your Head Up - Argent
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting - Elton John
Takin' it to the Streets - The Doobie Brothers
Take the Money and Run - Steve Miller Band
Welcome Back - John Sebastian
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Honey Honey - Abba
Hoplessly Devoted To You - Olivia Newton-John
I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family
Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
Shower the People - James Taylor
Follow You Follow Me - Genesis
Spill the Wine - War
Wild Night - Van Morrison
What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
Forever in Blue Jeans - Neil Diamond
Happy Days - Pratt & McClain
I Write the Songs - Barry Manilow
If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
New Kid in Town - The Eagles
The Entertainer - Billy Joel
Three Times a Lady - The Commodores
Head Games - Foreigner
Double Vision - Foreigner
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
Making Our Dreams Come True - Cyndi Grecco
The Cover of "Rolling Stone" - Dr. Hook
Witchy Woman - The Eagles
Ring My Bell - Anita Ward

















Cars of the 1970's

If this is about cars of the 1970's, why did I put this photo of a 1967 Ford Falcon? Because that was my first car and I drove it from 1975-1980. I loved this car. It had one problem...it had no air conditioning and the heater didn't work. My uncle sold his 1967 4-door Ford Falcon sedan to me for $600.00. I drove it through high school and our first years of marriage. It kept me safe through my teen years and drove me (and a lot of my friends) around. I would love to have one of these now in perfect condition!




















This 1967 or 68 Ford Mustang convertible was just like my best friend's car while we were in high school in the 1970's. Her's had white leather interior with a white rag top. I specifically remember riding in a homecoming parade in that car. We hung signs on it urging our team to win. She accidentally wrecked it in her senior year.



















This is a 1970 car. Back then they made them BIG and LONG.

















This is a 1971 model. One of the muscle cars of the 1970's. Look how long that front hood was!















This is a 1972 convertible. Another long and big car. They drove like sailboats!
















This is a 1973 Volkswagen stationwagon. My husband had one like this when we started dating. It was a dark blue one. All I remember about it was that he had added a stereo with speakers and he had wires run EVERY WHERE! I had to be careful when I got in not to pull a wire out of something or get my feet tangled up in wire.




















This is a 1972 Gran Torino from Ford. This was the first car Stan and I bought when we got married. Ours was gold with black interior. It was a fun car to drive although it looked sort of like a muscle car so I wasn't really in love with it. But it was the first car we ever had that had air conditioning. We traded it in for a bare-bones-but-brand-new Datsun cheapo about 1980 or 1981. It didn't have air conditioning but was automatic. (I couldn't drive a manual for a long time and might not could do it now.)














This is a 1973 station wagon. My Mom had a great big, cream yellow station wagon like this. I looked at a great big station wagon like this one time in the 1980's and they drove like big boats! We didn't get it.

















Here is a 1974 Gremlin.















This is a 1975 Honda Hatchback. My sisters got brand new ones when they started driving. They were only about $3,000 @. My parents signed for them but the girls made their own car payments. They drove the hound out of their cars!

















Here is a 1975 car. With a two door on these big cars, the car doors were so heavy! I never liked having a 2 door car because of that. I might use the back seat a few times a week but I was opening that heavy door every day!











This is a 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. I had a boyfriend whose parents bought him one for his birthday. It was such a nice car with white leather interior, turquoise and white vinyl half top.




















This is also a 1976 car.


















A 1977 MG Midget. I had a boyfriend who had one of these. The least practical car you could ever have! It's too small to be comfortable, too small to carry anything and just plain too small. It was a dangerous car too. Being a sportscar people tend to overdrive them...they go too fast and hit corners too fast and yet there is absolutely no protection if you have a wreck. Sure enough, he wrecked his and totalled it. Thank God he wasn't killed!



















Here is a 1978 Camaro. Another very popular muscle car. I hate muscle cars! I always have. It's like the owner is having to prove something and gives the driver a stupid reckless and dangerous attitude. I've never found it attractive.













This is a 1979 Mercedes. My Mom and Dad had one of these. Brand new it cost over $20,000 and I thought my parents had gone crazy paying that much for a car! You could nearly buy a house for that! Of course, now, if you could buy a brand new Mercedes for $60,000 you would be doing good! And, yes, you can still buy houses for $60,000 (you can here in upstate SC).
















Here is a Bob Barker beauty (I think) with a '70's Vega. My sister, Elaine, had a Vega for her first car. It was a 2 door version and was blue. She had this until she got the Honda Hatchback.



Fashions
As a teenager during the 1970's I vividly recall the fashions of that era. I scoured the Internet and found photos of things I remember from the 1970's.

Remember the plaid maxi skirts with boots, turtleneck sweaters and velvet jackets? Most of the girls in my high school wore this for the Homecoming Football game.

















And remember how we wore cut off blue jeans (men and women) for shorts! The guys I knew even wore them for swimming. We girls liked them shorth with the ragged edges. I even hand embroidered mine.







And talk about shorts! We liked hot pants!





I also remember the suede and fringe jackets and boots. I had a fringed suede jacket and the moccasin boots.




Here's a man's fringed vest.



I wore them with blue jeans and these kinds of peasant shirts with the embroidery and cinched necks.









We wore high waisted designer blue jeans.





The guys wore these bluejeans.



The boys in high school went through a faze of wearing these striped polo shirts.







Here are some tennis shoes that look like the ones that were popular.




Men and women wore platform shoes. I had a pair of sandals just like these.



















Corduroy pants were popular for men for casual wear, as were corduroy sports jackets.





Men's polyester dress slacks were for dressier occasions. And the wild colors, contrasting outer stitching and plaids were popular.





And held up with a white belt.



As you can see patchwork was popular in pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, pocketbooks.



Here are a pair of patchwork suede shoes.



Polyester leisure suits were in every shade of the rainbow!











Talking about polyester and pastels...tuxedos were in all the rainbow colors and had all kinds of ruffled shirts.



And the polyester evening dresses for the Prom were popular in my high school. I had a dress just like these in dark teal.




Long sundresses or sleeved dresses in swiss dot were popular too. My Mother actually made a lovely blue swiss dotted long sundress for my sister to wear to her Prom but we also wore it as bridesmaids in each other's weddings. My sister was married in a long white sundress with the ruffles that were so pretty for a young girl! See the photo above of the tuxedos. The girls in the long white dresses and the girl in the long green dress are wearing dresses in this style.

For going to the disco, men wore polyester slacks, polyester shirts with opened necks, leisure suits and platform shoes.





At the disco, girls wore polyester dresses with varying hemlines, jumpsuits, bell bottom pants with halter tops, etc. And platform shoes!





























I loved these halter tops for the summer.



Hemlines were up and down in the 1970's. From mini-skirts to maxi-skirts. I had them all.











Remember the Member's Only leather jackets? Stan had one.



And the suede coats with fake lamb's wool.





I remember these sweaters on boys too.



I loved the high waisted slacks and trousers.





The crocheted, knitted look was in too. Shawls, ponchos, long sweaters, etc.





Here are some leather pocketbooks from the 1970's.



I had a fold over patent leather purse exactly like this one.







I had a purse just like this except in different colors.



The puka shell necklaces for the boys were a fashion.



And, finally, the bathing suits of the 1970's. I particular liked wearing the maillot bathing suit like these.











Here is the 1970's bikini.




Hairstyles
Being a teenager of the 1970's, I remember those hairdos well! With the advent of blow dryers, curling irons and hot rollers back in those days and it really changed the look of hair. When you didn't have to sleep with wet hair on hard rollers, it made a real difference. You could wash your hair in the morning and blow dry it, then use your curling iron or hot rollers while you put on your makeup and Voila!

Here is the long hair style with the feathering at the sides enhanced with a curling iron. One of the women on Charlie's Angels had her hair like this.


Here is a photo of the original Charlie's Angels. All three hairstyles were popular. I had the Sabrina look a couple of times.


Here are the famous Farah Fawcett hairstyles. Those wings!









People think the "do-rag" is a modern invention? Well, you are wrong. It's actually a very old way to keep sweat off your head. But it became a fashion statement in the 1970's and has come back around.



Bo Derrick and her braids from the movie "10".



Warren Beatty wore his hair in so many styles during the 1970's and all of them became imitated by the everyday male.







Here are the rock 'n roll styles. I LOVE long hair on men if it's neat and clean. I guess this is why!





Afros were really popular for blacks and whites. For black people, the bigger the 'fro, the better!. Some even wore their hair picks in their hair all the time. I had to have a permanent for an afro hairstyle in the late 1970's. I didn't have it for very long though, it didn't suit me.





Well, if you wanted long hair but lived with conservative parents, this was about as long as Dad would tolerate it. I saw many a young man with a hairstyle like this.



Here are the different lengths of the turned under hairstyle. I had a hybrid of this style. I had the Farah Fawcett winged bangs on top but the turned under and length like this on bottom.







I also had this perky short haircut made famous by the Olympic skater, Dorothy Hamill.




Houses
I got online and found some 1970's homes and furniture and the 1970's decor. Here is what I found.












































































1970's wallpaper










1970's Shag carpet




1970's bathrooms











1970's Kitchens

















1970's Furniture








































1970's Gadgets





















Does any of this bring back memories? It does me! My thanks to people who put these photos on the Internet so we could all enjoy going back in time.


When I was eighteen years old (and newly married) in 1977, my youngest sister, Melinda, took some photos of me at my Grandparents home in Converse Heights. They turned out to be some of the best I had from that time in my life. I recently did these digital scrapbook pages about being eighteen years old.







Just like the 1960's inspired me to do a '60s scrapbook, so did the '70's. Again, I tried to pick papers and elements that had 1970's colors, patterns and designs. Here are pictures of my 1970's scrapbook.











I had major surgery when I was 11 yrs old in 1971. This is about that. I drew the cartoon based on one I saw on the Internet.
























Stan in his Prom tuxedo. It was very fashionable at the time but pretty funny now.



A school dance that I went to with a friend.





I have, and still have, a nice set of silver and turquoise jewelry. I've always loved it. It was very popular during the 1970's.



Those are actually my peacock feather earrings that I've had all these years.



My mother made this long halter dress for my 9th grade graduation. I was very proud of it.



Our junior high school



























Our high school years

























































I hope I've prompted some memories in you!

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