Owen Reunion, June 18, 2011, Scenes from Janie and Deb’s presentation, part 1

Owen Reunion, June 18, 2011, Scenes from Janie and Deb’s presentation, part 1, Barren River State Park, Glascow, Kentucky

Owen Reunion, Does anybody know how to operate a camera?

Owen Reunion, Does anybody know how to operate a camera? Barren River State Park, June 18, 2011, Susie Swart and Joyce Twyman.

Owen Reunion, “Have you met Bob?”

Owen Reunion, “Have you met Bob?” Barren River State Park, Kentucky USA, June 18, 2011

“don’t say anything bad” starring Deb and Hannah Duncan

“don’t say anything bad” starring Deb and Hannah Duncan, June 18, 2011, Owen Reunion, Barren River State Park, Kentucky USA

Some statistics for the Year 1911

Some statistics for the Year 1911 (100 years ago):

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at home.

Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and the government as “substandard.”

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo..

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

The Five leading causes of death were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30 people.

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.

There was neither a Mother’s Day nor a Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.

Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!” (Shocking?)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE USA!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

Joyce Twyman and Susie Swart, Owen Reunion June 18, 2011

Joyce Twyman and Susie Swart, Owen Reunion June 18, 2011

Deborah Duncan’s and Janie Haskett’s Owen Reunion Presentation Draft Cut, June 18, 2011

It’s Owen Reunion Time

Wow, this website has been neglected for many months. It can’t be June of 2011 already can it? 2010 was a weird year with the oil spill spewing oil for months on end. Very late in 2010 was the year I first learned WordPress. Also very late in 2010 was when I first started Facebook and first bought a digital video camera. 2010 was the first year that I started using a PC after using an obsolete Mac for many years. I’ve used a Mac since 1993 but the last Mac I bought was a 1998 model. Only until it became obsolete to hook up to DSL did I switch to a PC.

A lot of things that should be on this website are on my Facebook Page in the Photos Department and Videos Department. Facebook is like the 800 pound Gorilla that takes over other personal websites. I’ll try to get more things here and certainly will after the reunion. There are pictures to be made but usually there’s a video camera in my hand.

Mom turns 80 on June 23rd, and Marnie’s birthday is the same day. Fathers day is this weekend. It will be a big weekend for everybody. See you in Glascow Country.

Character Story by Bob Owen

Bob Owen Website:
http://www.learningthroughlaughter.biz

Bob Owen Blog:
http://boomerhumor.typepad.com

Black or Blue Story by Bob Owen

Bob Owen Website:
http://www.learningthroughlaughter.biz

Bob Owen Blog:
http://boomerhumor.typepad.com

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