Monday, March 23, 2020

40 Years Ago Today - March 23, 1970

This is *not* the actual date assigned to this particular entry but it seemed fitting to me to use my mother's birthday to highlight one of her many contributions to society. In this case, it was a paper she wrote while going to college. The title was "Southern Maryland Indian Settlement Patterns In The 17th Century" and it's actually pretty neat to read. I won't pretend to understand it all but it made sense enough for me to follow along with what she was saying. I also enjoyed how, because it was the norm at the time, the use of maps and charts were a little more rudimentary than what we're used to seeing today. After all, hand colored maps probably would not be allowed for most college paper these days.

Here's one of the hand drawn and hand colored maps.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

40 Years Ago Today - January 28, 1980

Just another letter from the Homeowner's Association for Scotch Point. Annual dues were a whopping $20 a year!


Saturday, January 11, 2020

40 Years Ago Today - January 11, 1980

Spots spots spots. Once again, the working theory is that I had chicken pox. The spots would show more after a bath and I probably caught them from Helene's daughters.



Friday, January 10, 2020

40 Years Ago Today - January 10, 1980

My dad signed me up for school but I'm not sure where. It sounds like it was close to my babysitter Helene.

Sunday, January 05, 2020

40 Years Ago Today - January 5, 1980

Back to the doctor but this time with spots. Spots that look like chicken pox. If it was, it was a light case.