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40 Years Ago Tonight

It’s the 18TH of October of 2018, and 40 years ago in 1978 this day was a Wednesday. One of my favorite TV shows of all-time – “The Jeffersons” – kicked-off the CBS prime-time line-up at 8 PM with the episode “George’s Dream”. (His dream was a nightmare about 18 years into the future – a future that didn’t involve him.)

On the radio Exile’s “Kiss You All Over” and Nick Gilder’s “Hot Child In The City” were two of the hottest pop smashes from coast to coast, and both of those songs are currently active on my workplace iPod Shuffles. I hear those two songs almost every day !  I still sing along to them.

40 years ago I was 11 years old and in the 6TH grade at Magnolia Elementary School in Lanham Maryland – located just a few minutes away from my house by foot right in my own neighborhood. I attended Kindergarten there (1972-1973) as well as 3RD through 6TH grades (1975-1979).

Here’s a photo of my Elementary School as it looked 3 summers ago when I visited the area:

Magnolia Elementary School

I was a Boy Scout in 1978, so if I had a Boy Scout meeting on that Wednesday night then I probably didn’t see that episode of “The Jeffersons”. I know that I’ve seen it in reruns though.

Tomorrow night the RETRO continues, but 20 years later in 1998.

By Chris M. Day

I'm almost 56 years old. I've been online for 30 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own web site, Myspace, WordPress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.