In fashion, the best that can be said about these clothes from the Spring Sears catalog from that year is that it looks like everyone worked at Burger World in 1972.
Hurricane Agnes tore Maryland all to heck at the end of the month, flooding Ellicott City and tearing up roads all through Central Maryland.
1972 was a down year for the Orioles, who were at the time considered the best team in the American League. They had won the AL pennant in '71, finished a disappointing third in '72, and got back to the playoffs in '73.
You could get a real nice deal on an 8-track player for your car that month, while a digital calculator would put a $395 dent in your wet-look wallet. A plane crash in the Andes left 16 survivors who were eventually rescued and admitted to cannibalism, and people flocked to the movies to see "The Godfather."
|A proud moment|
|My wonderful Peggy|
For all these years, Peggy has been the one who knew where the Hasenpfeffer Files were, as well
as how to order more postage for the postage meter and who fixed the electric typewriters (then) and computers (now). She kept the books for the firm, kept her bosses' schedules straight, typed, printed and mailed at least a million letters, worked hard all day long and then came home to me.
And that's what she's doing today at noon, forever! Thank God and thanks to everyone at her firm and all of her friends and coworkers past and present for the warm sendoff. As of Monday, let's see if she jumps out of bed at 0515 again!
Congratulations to my Peggy, the best woman in the entire world.