I ♥ U Count: 433
Billboard Hot 100 at the time:
November 14, 1978 – November 30, 1978
We were kind of in a down swing around this time. Rent was late, food was low and Mom was really feeling the pinch. But we had a new cousin and there was a little money coming in from selling pieces of stereo equipment. Phillip’s birthday 4th happened too and family got together for Thanksgiving, so in all even though things were on a down swing, not everything was bad.
This week’s thoughts
It’s strange how things tended to repeat themselves in our lives. I know that Mom had a tendency not to completely think things through. I think she had such a positive outlook on life that she never thought things would ever get worse than they were if she made a major change like, say, quit her job. But regardless of the reason our lives tended to be a bit of a roller coaster. This time period happened to be a quick ride down but it seems to me that it wasn’t that far down and evened out pretty quickly. They made plans though so no one was completely giving up.
Mom mentioned going to Shakey’s Pizza and I said I thought it was still there, but I was wrong. I’m not sure what place I saw there but it wasn’t Shakey’s. When I started looking up info on it to get the logo above I discovered that there are some within 60 miles or so of Pendleton, up in Pasco, WA. Maybe that’s where I saw it. I’m not sure though. There is still some family in the area though so maybe I can find out from one of them. If any of you know please don’t hesitate to tell me what that place is down by the flour mill across the street from Till Taylor Park. It’s on the NW corner of SE Emigrant and 7th.
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