Category: Issue Overview

Get out your Legwarmers- It’s July 1983!

I’ve been writing this blog for several months now and this is the first time I picked a specific issue instead of using a random method. Why? It’s my birthday! I was born in July 1983, and knew I wanted to do that issue this month.…

It’s June, 1952

If you picked up this issue on the News Stand (I assume it was sold there) you may also have just bought hamburger meat at 53 cents a pound, and dropped off your $80 rent check. There is a pretty good chance your family owned a…

It’s May 1980!

1980 had quite a few big things happen. The Iraq-Iran war started. Ronald Reagan will be elected later this year.  Mt Saint Helens erupted just recentlyand erupted again this month, killing 57 people. A personal favorite- the Post It hit the market! John Lennon was killed…

April?!?! Where Did YOU Come From?!!?!?

It feels like it just rolled into 2017 and now here we are in APRIL! How did that happen??? Spring is coming, my early blooming flowers have already bloomed and died, and my March baby has turned 10! 10! People. I don’t know how time goes…

March 1975

1975, what a year! The Kool-Aid man started appearing in some TV commercials! and TVS in Australia even started broadcasting some color! The betamax was released. In 1975 the ring tab beer and soda can design was discontinued (and was previously used in wide variety of…

February 1967

I’ve only been doing this blog a few months, but this is the first time that two months were randomly picked (and voted on) that were sequential! I do hope it’s a rare occurrence but I also think it’s kinda neat. Since I already talked last month…

January 2017!?!?! 

How did that happen!?!?! I can’t even believe I’m debuting an issue that I’ll feature in 2017.  But let’s ignore 2017, because this issue is all about 1967. I asked my husband to select a number between 48 and 94, which is the main years I…

December! Intro

I can’t believe it is December!!! Halloween was ages ago! So crazy how it all just flew by, but it really is December and I’m ready to belatedly introduce the December issue I’ll be using.  I used a random number generator to pick a year, and…

November 1962

It was a good year, Canada made their nickel round again; the Fab Four had their first recording session; the movie Mutiny on the Bounty had just come out; everyone was singing “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” well everyone except my parents, only one of them had…

October/November 1992

And it begins! Here’s my first issue to play with!  Issue: October/November 1992 How it was chosen: Random Number Generator. Entered the range of years I have in my collection, then chose the nearest year that I had a November issue. In this case it worked…