It has been called the last great decade. I don’t know about that. But for me, it was one exciting ride! During those ten years, I had two babies.
My son made quite an impression. He was the biggest baby in the nursery weighing 9 lbs., 6 ozs.
Not one to be left out, my daughter weighed 9 lbs. and was the only girl in a nursery full of boys.
While our family grew, we moved our house to its current position and remodeled it. Later on, this former drop-out became a life-long student and chose to homeschool her children.
No question about it. The 90s were unforgettable—the good and the bad. Do you remember…
First Gulf War-Operation Desert Storm
Mandela freed from prison, won the Nobel Peace Prize, became President of South Africa
Presidential candidate William Jefferson Clinton (D) became the 42nd President of the United States of America
Genocide in Rwanda
O. J. Simpson Trial
Oklahoma City Bombing
The Una Bomber
The Clinton Scandal
Friends (Remember the raves over Rachel’s hair?)
Saved by the Bell
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Law and Order
The Silence of the Lambs
The Lion King
Saving Private Ryan
Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace
Men in Black
Beauty and the Beast
Notice a lot of these books became movies. Do you have a favorite on the list?
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
A Walk to Remember
The Pelican Brief
Tiger Woods (21) youngest golfer to win the Masters
Tara Lipinski (14) youngest figure skating champion
LeAnn Rimes (14) youngest Grammy winner.
According to Stitchlabs.com the top selling toys of the 90s include the following:
Power Ranger action figures
Tickle Me Elmo
Fun facts from 90s.com
Postage stamp: .25–.32
Houses: 128,732.00–119,250.00 (No, I didn’t write the number backward. Houses were less expensive at the end of the decade. WOW!)
Now you know my story, how about sharing your own blast from the past in the comments!
From the headlines above, choose one incident and write a scene. Where is the setting and what is your character doing? Try to incorporate all five senses to help your reader visualize the scene.