Upcoming Birthday

Next week, I will celebrate my 63rd birthday … not a milestone, but daunting nonetheless. Yesterday in the mail, I received a “Birthday Times” from my State Farm agent, Gary Cooper. It was quite entertaining, and I thought I might share some of it with you.
I was born in 1947. This is what the brochure says about “1947 in Review.”
* The Voice of America began its broadcast to U.S.S.R.
* Jackie Robinson, the first African American major league baseball player, won the Rookie of the Year Award.
* Harry Truman requested funds to fight the “Cold War.”
* The first ballistic missile was fired.
* Britain’s Princess Elizabeth married Duke Philip Mountbatten.
* The World War II Paris Peace Treaty was signed.
* The Department of Defense was created.
* The Atomic Energy Commission was formed.
* The Marshall Plan was established, and the U.S. provided millions in relief for foreign countries to recover from the war.
* The Taft-Hartley Act put limits on organized labor.
* A $4-billion tax reduction bill passed Congress.
I share my year of birth with Don Henley, Glenn Close, Cheryl Tiegs, David Eisenhower, John Larroquette, David Letterman, Carlos Santana, and the late Farrah Fawcett.
Actually, I am in very good company, and the celebration should be long and lovely.

About Regina Jeffers

Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and historical romantic suspense.
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