Let’s do another installment of my 3 Things series.
Here’s the list so far. I started with the year 1965, because that’s the first year I can remember 3 things about.
I started the 11th grade at the new Cheraw High School.
1) I remember lots and lots of Bicentennial stuff. Ads, TV, coins, you name it. Once in a while, you can still find these quarters in circulation. I always keep them.
2) I remember Jimmy Carter! I haven’t been that excited about politics since. Even now, the words “My name is Jimmy Carter and I’m running for president” send a shiver down my spine. I actually raised the possibility of naming Luke James Carter Newsome. One of many awesome names Raina shot down.
3) I remember my then favorite team, the Portland Trailblazers, winning the 1976-77 NBA championship. I was a Portland fan because I was a huge Bill Walton fan. He seemed like a great combo of student, athlete, hippie. He later ruined all that for me by playing for the hated Celtics. Later, I got bored with pro sports altogether.
Assuming you were alive then, what do you remember about 1976?