Friday, September 4, 2009

50 Years Ago...

* "The Sound of Music" opens on Broadway

* 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!

(For more 1959 trivia, click Here)


  1. Your cake turned out nice. Looks like it all turned out nice. You will have to call and tell me about it.

  2. Did you make the cake? It's beautiful! How nice to celebrate this milestone for your parents.
    p.s. I was 6 years old when all those great things happened! I'm going to now click on more 1959 trivia to see how my memory is.

  3. OK, how do you get so lucky? Welcome to Utah with a gift certificate to Sweet Tooth Fairy!
    You totally won on Camille's blog!
    I hope that gets you enough to share!

  4. Oh my word! :) I better go check it out...

    And no, I didn't make the cake...I just plunked the toppers on. (Ya, I am SO creative!)
    (Cake courtesy of Macey's Bakery Department)

  5. What a wonderful post!!! Congrats to your parents!!!

    BUT....WOOHOOO, you are the winner of the Halloween Giveaway!!!!!!! I was soooo excited to draw your name!! Congrats!!! E-mail me your address so I can get it out to you!!!:-)