Here is the picture:
The timing of this discovery couldn't have been any better, because what I really wanted to post about is my older, much much older, brother Gene.
Yes today, 1/31/2009 marks his entry into the half century club. Hard to believe someone as young as me could have someone as old and decrepit as Gene for a brother I know, but alas it's true.
Found a couple of facts from 1959:
Average Cost of new house $12,400
Average Yearly Wages $5,010
Cost of a gallon of Gas 25 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,200
Movie Ticket $1.00
Loaf of Bread 20 cents
Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba after Revolution with the first communist state in the west
Alaska becomes the 49th State of the United States
Hawaii becomes the 50th State of the United States
The last musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein "The Sound of Music" opens on Broadway
Bonanza premieres on NBC, the first weekly television series broadcast completely in color
Etch A Sketch by Arthur Grandjean
I'll be heading down to go see the old man next week. He and I are going to put the siding up on his new shop (aka The Man Cave) I'll probably have to call and remind him I'm coming down there now that senility has likely set in.
Here's a age appropriate list for Gene I saw as well:
Well, that's about all the abuse I have for now dear brother.
Happy Birthday ya old fart!
(If you have a minute go by and wish the old geezer a happy 50th. You can find him here.)