Why 1959, well I commented on Gypsy’s blog that it was the year that I was in
What I didn’t say was the summer of that
year was spent traveling with my Uncle, Aunt, and cousin in their Airstream
travel trailer. We lived in Glacier National Park Pennsylvania and went to the Wally Byam Caravan Club rally
in that year. After which we toured most
of the North West Colorado Springs U.S. and
came home through Canada and
and home. Had the most wonderful time
and will never forget it. Almost three
months on the road through some of the most beautiful parts of Niagara Falls North America.
I could go on and on about that trip but what else happened in 1959? Nothing as important as my trip let me tell you!! There were a few new things that hit the market or made news. For you doll collectors out there, 1959 was the first year that the Barbie Doll with real cloth clothes (instead of paper) hit the market. Pitney-Bowes invents an automatic cancelling machine to be installed in post offices which will increase the processing of letters from 16,000 to 27,000 per hour. Zerox was working on tabletop machine that would copy documents on untreated paper, WOW!!! And how about security, Mosler Safe Co. developed a surveillance system for banks that used a motion picture camera. And the one that changed all our lives was RCA and the Army Signal Corps developed a micromodule allowing 27 of these chips to be placed in only one cubic inch of space.
I was in high school back then and that summer was the best summer I have ever had. It is because of that trip that I became an RVer. Some of the things that appeared in that year we seem to think have always been around. I think it is fun to pick a year and see what was “new” in that year. I do have to say that the summer of 1959 was my most memorable summer ever. What was yours? Now, go have a great day and enjoy yourselves and make 2012 a memorable year, you hear?