* Barbie makes her debut
* Alaska becomes the 49th State, and Hawaii the 50th
* "Bonanza" premieres on NBC, and is the first weekly broadcast completely in color
* Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Jim Reeves & Ella Fitzgerald are popular singers
* "Ben Hur" & "Some Like it Hot" are popular movies
* Dwight D. Eisenhower is President of the United States
* A gallon of gas costs 25 cents
* A loaf of bread costs 20 cents
And on August 28, 1959...
My parents were married!
Per their wishes, we celebrated simply, with a family dinner. We had lots of good food, a few laughs and shared lots of memories.
I happened to have their wedding cake topper, and was able to fix it up and use it on the cake.
It was a wonderful day, and a wonderful event to celebrate.
Happy 50th Anniversary Mom & Dad!
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