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Happy Anniversary to Us

Monday, February 22, 2010, 05:24 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

Do you remember where you were on February 22, 1980? Specifically, that evening? I’ll give you a hint: it was a Friday. But that probably doesn’t help. What if I gave you a couple other hints, here and here? I bet it’s coming back to you now.

I was babysitting Karen and Steve’s two kids, Jodie and Jonathan. The game had actually taken place that afternoon but wasn’t scheduled to be televised until that evening. This being before the era of 24-hour sports and news, the internet, and Twitter, local newscasters were in the habit of warning viewers to turn off the television or radio for two minutes if they wanted to preserve the surprise for TV viewing. I took them up on their offer, so after I put the kids to bed and stretched out on the family room couch, it was as if I were watching live.

Enjoy the memories of where you were that evening. That should get you through the morning until lunch time, when I will catch up on three days of Olympic recaps, including another exciting hockey game last night.

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