Life and Times Trivia

Life expectancy in 1937 was 59.7 years. A postage stamp was three cents, gasoline was ten cents a gallon and you could go to the movies for twenty-five cents. You could get a new car for $760.00 and a new house for $4,100.00.

Bread was nine cents a loaf, sugar was fifty-nine cents for ten pounds, and milk was fifty cents a gallon.

In sports, the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup and Toronto Argonauts won the Grey Cup, and Ralph Guldahl was the U.S. Open Golf champion.

In the news LOOK magazine hit the newsstands, Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared, Japan invaded China, and President Roosevelt outlawed marijuana.

Guy Lombardo, Tommy Dorsey, and Bing Crosby were the music masters while in the movies A Star is Born and the Good Earth were hits and The Life of Emile Zola won an Academy Award.

Well, we all know what happened to the cost of living and the plight of marijuana. We also know that life expectancy is now eighty-plus years and I, for one, am happy about that. I was born in 1937.



The Number Seven

This is my seventieth post since April 5th of this year and I want to celebrate this feat with a post about my favorite number…SEVEN.

Seven is God’s number; the number of perfection,Ā and isĀ mentioned hundreds of time in the Bible. I’m not a scholar, so I can’t be exact, but here are just a few trivia facts about the number seven. (You may want to refer to Humanity 777’s blog.)

At the beginning of the bible, it states in Genesis that God created the world in six days and on the SEVENTH day He rested. Also in Genesis He tells Noah to take SEVEN (or seven pairs) of every kind of animal into the ark. In Revelation alone, this number is mentioned over and over again. And then there is the well known scripture, Matthew 18:22 where Jesus tells Peter he must forgive not SEVEN times but SEVENTY-SEVEN times. There is a chapter on this in My Precious Life, the book.

Everyday trivia about this number includes, SEVEN days in a week, SEVEN dwarfs, SEVEN brides for SEVEN brothers, SEVEN wonders of the world, SEVEN continents,Ā SEVEN seas, to list a few.

In my own life I have a special angel whose number is 777. I call her Celeste. Also in my own life I recorded this data on February 1, 2003 because of theĀ significance of the number:

7 Astronauts died when the Columbia shuttle disintegrated over Texas

7 Students died in an avalanche in B.C.

7 People died in an avalanche on Jan. 20/03 in B.C.

When I recorded this information, I also made a note that SEVEN is God’s number; is He trying to tell us something? And if so, what?

When I am out and about and see a triple SEVEN anywhere; car licenseĀ plates, bus numbers, telephone numbers, street numbers, etc., it brings an instant smile to my face.

I consider this blogĀ a celebration of my SEVENTIETH post, which also brings a smile to my face.