Pictures from the Past: Tricia

Tricia (left): "So, as I was saying—" Julie: "I'm out of here. Already heard this one."

Here I am at ten months old in 1959. We lived in Braintree, Mass. My three older siblings liked to squeeze me a lot. Can you blame them?

Random tidbits from 1959

o Cost of a movie ticket is $1.00; a loaf of bread—20 cents

o Popular films include Ben-Hur, Some Like It Hot, and North by Northwest

o Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone premieres on CBS

o Mattel introduces the Barbie Doll

o First Grammy Awards ceremony

o The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the “sheaves of wheat” design.

Major events during 1959

o Alaska become 49th state; Hawaii becomes the 50th

o St. Lawrence Seaway linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes opens to shipping

o Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba

o The Dalai Lama is forced to flee Tibet


4 Responses to Pictures from the Past: Tricia

  1. Carolyn Anderson says:

    Hey! Where’s me with you?

  2. Darling photo!! And those are some fantastic movies from 1959, very cool. 🙂

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