40 Years in 40 Days: 1981

Me, 1981 with the best toy ever, The Snoopy Sno-Cone Maker.

Me, 1981 with the best toy ever, The Snoopy Sno-Cone Maker.

1981 was aight. I had everything I needed — a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, crayons, stickers, and I was making mucho cash off the tooth fairy as you can see in the pic. Also, in the pic, you can’t really see it, but my cousin is wearing an eyepatch. I have more photos of her with the eyepatch, but I won’t post them because that’s kinda mean. I mean, she wasn’t even a pirate.

To the facts:

I remember spending the night with my Aunt Vicki and watching the wedding of Princess Diana. It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. She was so beautiful and Prince Charles looked so old to me. I was a Disney obsessed child, so seeing a real Princess’ wedding was a Disney movie brought to life. In 1997 I would watch her funeral on television and cry.

Music in 1981 was the jam. Here’s my favorite song from that year, “Tempted” by Squeeze.

Film in 1981 was great because of On Golden Pond, Chariots of Fire, and Arthur, but here’s one of my favorites, The Fox and the Hound — the scene where Tod meets Copper and Copper says “I’m a hound dog,”

 

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