1984—Facts About Me
• This picture was taken at Christmastime 1984, so I was thirteen months old.
• I lived in Van Wert, Ohio, where both my parents had grown up.
• At the time, I was an only child, and the only granddaughter on both sides of my family.
• The Raggedy Ann doll I’m holding was given to me by my paternal grandmother, Gloria Bauer. She later gave me a Raggedy Andy doll to match.
• In this picture, my mom was a year older than I am right now…scary thought!
• Apple introduced the first Macintosh computer.
• At the Sarajevo Winter Olympics, British ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean scored twelve perfect 6.0 marks for their free program and became the first non-Soviets to win the gold medal in ice dancing.
• The Soviet Union boycotted the Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
• Ronald Reagan was elected to a second term of office.
• A leak from a Union Carbide plant in India killed more than 2,000 people.
• Several of Britain and Ireland’s most popular musicians formed a group called Band Aid and recorded the song “Don’t They Know It’s Christmas” to raise money for a famine in Ethiopia that killed more than one million people by the end of the year.