Sunday, September 7, 2008

20 Years

Twenty years ago today Andrew and I were married.
Ronald Reagan was president. George Herbert Walker Bush and Dan Quayle were elected in November, defeating Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen.
Ollie North was indicted for the Iran-Contra affair.
CD's outsell vinyl records for the first time.
Broadcast News, Fatal Attraction, Hope and Glory, Moonstruck, and The Last Emperor were up for an Oscar. (The Last Emperor won...never saw it!?)
Record of the Year: "Graceland," Paul Simon
Album of the Year: Joshua Tree, U2
Song of the Year: "Somewhere Out There"
Top ten songs:
1. Faith, George Michael
2. Need You Tonight, INXS
3. Got My Mind Set On You, George Harrison
4. Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
5. Sweet Child O' Mine, Guns N' Roses
6. So Emotional, Whitney Houston
7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Belinda Carlisle
8. Could've Been, Tiffany
9. Hands To Heaven, Breathe
10. Roll With It, Steve Winwood
Stamps cost : $.22
gas cost : $1.08
Acid washed jeans, crests on jacket pockets, fingerless gloves, Hawaiian shirts (Miami Vice!), leather bomber jackets, and big hair were the fashion.

Andrew had been home from his mission for a little over 4 months. Neither one of us had jobs. We moved into the apartment complex that my dad owned on 6th south in Salt Lake. Andrew started school at the University of Utah. We scraped and scrimped and somehow barely paid our bills...I don't remember how. But we were happy.
Andrew got a job with UDOT...I got jobs at the mall and at American Express. Six months later we were surprised with the stick turning blue....and so it began.


Lilian said...


I love this post! It's amazing how fast time flies when it seems like some of those songs are new! HA HA! It made laugh to read that CD's out sold vinyl albums for the first time!

Lesley said...

Conratulations Andrew and Kara!!
We love you!!

Angie said...

Happy anniversary! What a fun trip down memory lane :)

frontporchfriend said...

Congratulations on 20 big years...I'm heading for 25 in October! Your post was fabulous, and made me want to get Phillip's pink blazer out of the closet so he could dress like Sonny Crockett!

Bea said...

Congratulations !!! I was there too :o) and as I enlarged the picture I see that Derek and Dorothy(Alan's brother and sister-in-law) were there and Uncle Roy. What happy memories.Look where you are now with four beautiful children. Here's to another 20 years and then some :o)