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Happ Birthday Mom!

9 Feb

momMom is celebrating 65 wonderful years today! And, she has been nominated for Teacher of the Year! Here are a few fun facts about 1944:

She shares a birthday with Alice Walker (author of Color Purple)

It was a leap year.

Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the only U.S. president to be elected to a fourth term.

The CIA is Formed

Both kidney dialysis and sunscreen were invented.

Glenn Miller was reported missing

How Much things cost in 1944:

Average Cost of new house $3,450.00

Average wages per year $2,400.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents

Average Cost for house rent $50.00 per month

Loaf of Bread 10 cents

Old Spice Shaving Soap $1.00

We hope you have a great birthday and great year! In 2009, you become a grandmother too 🙂