Monday, May 25, 2009

May 25th, 1984

This is the first time I make the date the title of a blog post. Although today is Memorial Day throughout the land(See previous post), the title date has historical significance in this blogger's life.

On May 25th, 1984, I graduated from Lourdes Regional High School in Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Although May 26th wasn't much different, May 25th, 1984 became a continental divide in my life.
Gone was getting up and going to school day after day for the same time for the past 13 years. I was expected like the rest of my graduating class to go out forage an existence in the world.

In a way we had our class's year had a lot of press with George Orwell's book, 1984. Orwell's book was published in 1949, but it's theme resonates in today's politics. Although Orwell a democratic socialist wrote about Big Brother, socialism is feared most by those who fear our government.

Van Halen also had a #2 album titled 1984 released the same year. The album never reached #1, but obtained 8X platinum in 1999. Michael Jackson's, Thriller ruled the 1984 music universe.

With a book and album to our credit, we will meet again as a class on July 11th. We will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of what happen to us since the above date.

What will be the next thing named after our year???? Stay tuned!!!!

From Van Halen's, 1984 here is Jump.

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