Thursday, August 23, 2012

Boy, does time fly...

My beautiful daughter Kendra (my oldest child) turns 20 years old today. My mom warned me when she was born that I should appreciate every single moment, because before I knew it, she’d be 20 years old.

She was right. These past 20 years have just flown by. I can remember almost every detail of her birth, just like it was yesterday (don’t worry, I’m not going to share them LOL). But it did make me wonder how life has changed since she was born.

In 1992...

  • A gallon of gas cost $1.05 (I just paid $3.82/gal today).
  • The average cost of a new car, $17,000 (today, it’s about $31,000)
  • Average house price, $67,000 (today, it’s $274,000)
  • Ross Perot announced he was running for President against Clinton and Bush
  • Mafia boss John Gotti was sentenced to life in prison
  • Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida (the day before my daughter was born)
  • Bill Clinton became President (now THAT makes me feel old)
  • The Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona
  • Rioting breaks out in Los Angeles after the acquittal of four police officers who were accused of beating Rodney King
  • Prince Charles and Princess Diana separate
  • Windows 3.1 released by Microsoft (where are they at now? Windows 246? :)
  • AT&T released a video telephone for $1500
  • Popular films were A Few Good Men, Basic Instinct and Sister Act.
  • Popular TV shows were Home Improvement, L.A. Law and Married...with Children
So, listen to my mom—appreciate every single moment today, because 20 years from now we’re going to look back and say, “Gas was under $4 in 2012. Can you believe that?”


  1. Wow, I can't believe it's been 20 years since some of these things happened. Many many eyeopeners. HB to your baby.

  2. A few, Whoa was that really 20 years ago? moments listed here

    Happy birthday to your oldest!

  3. Thanks, Livia and Cathy. Some of those things seem like they just happened. Wow.