I was born. Relatives visited. We lived in Forest Grove. I was the third kid in our family. Mom talks about how she planned the birth of her four children to some extent. She wanted to have 4 children and she wanted them a certain amount of time apart. Her first kid was born in 1980 and the last in 1990. Ricky was born in 1982 and I was born in 1985. Katie wanted a sister. But then I was born. But luckily, after that, she got a baby sister, Crystal, in 1990. We grew up in this trailer park in the 1980's and 1990's. Over the years, that neighborhood began changing in a few ways. As time went on, there was a decrease in how many kids would run around at the park and all over the hood in general. In the 1980's, there were mostly white people in our neighborhood. As time went on, things got darker, pun intended. Reagan was sworn in a second term 22 days before I was born.
Back to the Future | The Goonies | Rambo: First Blood Part II | The Breakfast Club | Weird Science | Out of Africa | Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome | Rocky IV: Russian Fighter | Witness | Return to Oz | Real Genius | Pee Wee's Big Adventures | Teen Wolf | Explorers | Summer Rental | Friday the 13th: A New Beginning | American Ninja
Growing Pains | The Golden Girls | 227 | Cheers | The Cosby Show | Otherworld | Family Ties
Thunder Cats | Jem | Super Friends ended | Star Wars: Ewoks | Star Wars: Droids | Alvin and the Chipmunks | The Berenstain Bears | Bananaman
Gauntlet | Super Mario Bros and the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) | Commando | Ghosts 'n Goblins | Paperboy | City Connection | Battle City | Gun Smoke | Wrecking Crew | Deja Vu | Back to the Future | Winter Games
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1985 - Rough Draft 001
Published - 2019-08-30 - Friday - 12:53 PM LMS - PDT
Reagan Part II
Rise of Oatmeal
1985-02-11 - Monday - February of 1985 - I was born in the Tualatin Valley Hospital in Forest Grove, OR - This picture of me in the hospital might be the first picture of me ever, minus any ultrasound pictures there might be out there as people are still people, even if they are inside mommy.
Fifteen Days Old
Fun on the Couch
1985-07-03 - Wednesday - Ricky, Joey, Katie, and this other kid wearing an orange shirt that says "I'm a camp fire... Spark..." I believe it is an AWANA shirt that says Firefly Sparkie. This was on mom's 34th birthday. Ironically, I'm 34 right now. I was almost 5 months old.