The Year is 1985!
- I was six years old.
- It was the summer of 1985 and we were moving from Ithaca, NY to West Springfield, VA (this was already my 4th move and I was only 6!)
- My sister, Rebecca, was born in February.
- The picture was taken at my aunt’s house in Bergenfield, NJ.
- My uncle had put me to work helping him with the yard work.
- My mom and aunt were joking about child labor laws because my uncle had put me to work!
It happened this year: 1985
- The Cosby Show, Murder, She Wrote, Cheers, Who’s the Boss?, and Growing Pains were popular tv shows.
- The first mobile phone call is made in the UK by Ernie Wise.
- British scientists discover a hole in the Earth’s ozone layer.
- The Nintendo Entertainment System is released in U.S. stores.
Cost of Living:
- The average cost of gasoline is $1.09.
- Minimum Wage is $3.35
- President Reagan and Soviet Leader Gorbachev meet for the first time in Switzerland.
- Microsoft Corporation releases Windows 1.0.
- Compact discs are introduced to American Consumers.