Pictures from the Past: Jennifer

The Year is 1995!

Mont Saint Michel, France

  • We were living in Thorigne Fouillard, France when this picture was taken.  My dad was a liaison officer in France.
  • Behind us is Mont Saint Michel a a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately just over a half-mile off the country’s north coast. (Note: Remember Emilie’s post on places she can’t wait to see?  Well I had this scheduled before I knew she was writing that post…but there’s Mont Saint Michel in all it’s glory!  Now Emilie you’ll have to post a picture of your own when you return!!)
  • My family and I had just finished walking across the bay to get there when this photo was taken.  The walk across the bay was a yearly event.
  • In the two years I lived in Thorigné-Fouillard I visited Mont Saint Michel five times.
  • I was sixteen and attending the French high school L’Assumption at the time.
  • There was a bakery not even five minutes from my house and for two years I lived off of fresh baguettes every day.  It was heaven, or close to it.

It happened this year: 1995

Headlines:

  • January: In southern France near Vallon-Pont-d’Arc a network of caves are discovered that contain paintings and engravings that are 17,000 to 20,000 years old.
  • March: Yahoo! is incorporated, establishing the Internet Portal as a model.
  • April: Truck Bomb devastates Oklahoma City Federal Building killing 168 people.
  • May: Jacques Chirac is elected President of France.
  • August: NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • Major League Baseball players end a 232-day strike

Technology:

  • Windows 95 released by Microsoft.
  • JavaScript was first introduced and deployed.
  • DVD, optical disc storage media format, is announced.

Films:

  • Toy Story (first ever wholly computer generated film)
  • Batman Forever
  • Apollo 13
  • Pocahontas
  • Braveheart

Cost of Living:

  • Average Cost of new house $113,150.00
  • Average Income per year $35,900.00
  • Average Monthly Rent $550.00
  • Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.09
  • US Postage Stamp 32 cents
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