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By Babs IversonPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Fons Heijnsbroek on Unsplash

Decades have passed by.

Remembering with a sigh.

Reflecting, it has been fifty years.

With many sad and happy tears.

Moments from the past,

thoughts, and memories last.

Shopping at the mall, we skipped the arcadia,

buying chocolate chip cookies with macadamia.

Because the broadcast was live, there wasn't an admission.

Elvis' concert was via satellite transmission.

US auto plants were being closed

Peace agreements had to be composed.

In the "Battle of the Sexes," Billie Jean King wins.

Then, there was the zany season for the Minnesota Twins.

Congress passed a bill for opening the way for a pipeline.

From the North Slope to Valdez, it never crosses a state line.        

A cold September, but there wasn't any snow. 

"American Graffiti" was playing at the picture show.

While Watergate was in the news,

living in Mississippi, they were singing the blues.

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Babs Iverson

Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.

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  • Madison Newton3 months ago

    Very deep, loved reading this one.

  • Nichelle Calhoun3 months ago

    There with you on this walk.

  • Paula Shablo3 months ago

    Very nice! Congratulations!

  • Linda Rivenbark3 months ago

    P.S. Congratulations on your Top Story!

  • Linda Rivenbark3 months ago

    Nostalgic poem. Brought back memories. Very well written!

  • Misha Kelly3 months ago

    Loved this! Nostalgic with all the emotions. Congrats on top story!

  • suman mohan3 months ago

    Very interesting and beautiful story.

  • Caroline Jane3 months ago

    Nice one Babs. Some fabulous memories intertwined with fascinating events. Congratulations on the top story!

  • Congrats MyDarling 💖☝️

  • Holly Pheni3 months ago

    Nicely done, Babs!

  • J. S. Wade3 months ago

    Great poem in truths remembered Babs. Congrats on top story! 🥰

  • Wizard3 months ago

    Sad about Reality.

  • Alfiya3 months ago

    That was amazing, loved it! ,<3

  • Bright Okeye3 months ago


  • Isaac Haldeman 3 months ago

    Loved this! Keep going! IH

  • Brenton F3 months ago

    super nostalgic and warm!

  • Dana Stewart3 months ago

    Fantastic work! Congratulations on Top Story, Babs!

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    Wow! Babs, Nostalgia reborn here. Good times. Quite a Top Story. Beautiful.

  • C. H. Richard3 months ago

    So happy to see! Congratulations on your top story ❤️

  • Tiffany Gordon 3 months ago

    Great writing Babs! I felt like I had witnessed everything with you even though I wasn't quite born yet! Congrats on your Top Story!

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    Excellent ❤️Top Story

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Yay! Congrats, my friend.

  • CJ Miller3 months ago

    A heartfelt and nostalgic piece, vividly told! 💗

  • Melissa Ingoldsby3 months ago

    Ohh I feel the history and sadness and warmth. Beautiful, Babs. Congratulations 🎉 on top story! You deserve it!

  • Call Me Les3 months ago

    Yay Babs!! Congratulations on your top story! Very well done 💕✨️💕

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