I was born in the 60’s but I love the 1980’s. Today was “member appreciation” at my gym and the theme was the 1980’s. Zumba was especially fun tonight and hearing those old songs from high school and college made me think back to that time in my life. Thanks Laurie for working so hard to mix in those old songs with some Zumba tunes. Hearing 50+ people sing along with Cyndi Lauper and Wham! was fantastic.
The 70’s were good. I had my first real kiss in 1977. I became a licensed NYS driver, passing the road test the first time, thank you very much. However, many of the most important milestones of my life happened in the 80’s. I spent the end of my senior year in high school and graduated in 1980. I spent 1980-1984 in college where I learned so much about life and education. I turned 21 in 1983, I met my husband and fell in love in 1986, married him in 1989. (He wore Capezio shoes and a Member’s Only jacket on one of our first dates.) We danced at The Rafters in Saratoga and Rockwell’s in Latham…remember Sneaky Pete’s? Wow….disco was alive and kicking!
The 1980’s presented me with opportunities personally and professionally that would affect me throughout my life. Sometimes you don’t realize it as it is happening but you end up stronger and smarter in the end. I lost a boyfriend to cancer; began a new career and started a life with someone that, God Willing will bring me along thru more decades to come.
So remember where you were when you saw that black Trans Am or heard Total Eclipse of the Heart or ditched the 8 track player for a “tape deck”. Or my personal favorite, Tom Selleck as Magnum PI. I warn my husband all the time that if the doorbell rings and it’s him, I am soooo gone. I can dream can’t I?