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Wondering what hot topics your grandparents discussed with the neighbors, or what
tunes your mom whistled as a teen? Want to flesh out your family’s story with facts
about everyday life? Enjoy reminiscing about days gone by?
Our book Remember
That? A Year-by-Year Chronicle of Fun Facts, Headlines and Your Memories,
by Allison Dolan and the editors of Family Tree Magazine, is an accounting
of the whos, whats, whens and wheres of the 20th century:
In 1930, the average annual income was $1,612, milk cost 65 cents a gallon and a home
In 1938, a devastating hurricane hit the Northeast coast.
Sales of women’s trousers skyrocketed in 1942.
Perry Como crooned “Some Enchanted Evening” in 1949.
Special K cereal and Crest toothpaste hit shelves in 1955.
- The FCC chairman called TV a “vast wasteland” in 1961.
The facts keep coming for each year from 1930 all the way through 2010, categorized
into top headlines, prices, government affairs, new products, pop culture phenomena,
hit music, popular TV shows and more. It also has pages where you can record your
own family milestones and favorites.
You also can download our free
“My Life In …” form from our website that lets you describe your own favorites—clothes,
hair, music and more—from three big years in your life (you’ll need to enter your
name and e-mail address to access the form).
Click here to learn more about the book Remember