Welcome to
The Em McNally
Beach Badge Collection

      This is the Beach Badge Collection of Em McNally. Aunt Em showed me the importance of collecting sea glass and took me on my first walk to the Jetty, to see the fishing trawler that washed up during a storm and countless other important beaach memories. She conducted her affairs with grace and dignity well into her ninties. There is a badge here for every year that badges have been used in Ocean Beach Unit 1.
      For those of you not familiar with the concept, a badge serves to identify you as a member of the club, and allows you to use the beach during the day. This is the first interactive page in the Sandpiper. You can, and should, submit your own important dates or recollections to add to the puny list presented here. Birthdays, anniverary's, special occasions or news items are welcome. Just type it in under the appropriate year and hit [Submit] on the bottom of the page. You can fill in as many as you like before "Submitting". Help me add to the list.


1967 1968 1969

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008


1967

1967
No Date

The first Super Bowl was played this year - the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs.

What do you remember from 1967



1968
Same as '67

Can't think of anything.

1968

What do you remember from 1968



1969

1969
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin - first men to walk on the moon.

What do you remember from 1969



1970
Floppy disks were introduced. The Big eight inchers held 200 Kilobytes each.

1970

What do you remember from 1970



1971

1971
U.S Suffers first trade deficit since 1888.

What do you remember from 1971



1972
Nixon visite China.

1972

What do you remember from 1972



1973

1973
Federal Express starts business.

What do you remember from 1973



1974
Nixon resigns as President.

1970

What do you remember from 1974



1975

1975
Chorus Line opens on Broadway.

What do you remember from 1975



1976
Bicentennial. U.S. 200 years old.

1968

What do you remember from 1976



1977

1977
Alaska oil pipline is opened.

What do you remember from 1977



1978
Airlines are deregulated.

1978

What do you remember from 1978



1979

1979
Not much happened I guess.

What do you remember from 1979



1980
John Lennon is shot and killed in New York City.

1972

What do you remember from 1980



1981

1981
The first space shuttle, Columbia, is launched.

What do you remember from 1981



1982
Can't think of anything.

1982

What do you remember from 1982



1983

1983
Compact Discs appear on the market.

What do you remember from 1983



1984
Regan re-elected in a landslide - carries 49 states.

1984

What do you remember from 1984



1985

1985
Pete Rose breaks the record for most hits, 4191 set by Ty Cobb in 1928.

What do you remember from 1985



1986
Insider trading scandalls hit wall street. The Real-estate boom of the eighties is peaking.

1986

What do you remember from 1986



1987

1987
U.S Stock Market crashes on "Black Monday". Find an open window and jump.

What do you remember from 1987



1988

The price of fax machines drops below $1,000.00. Life will never be the same.

1988

What do you remember from 1988



1989

1989
The Exxon Valdez spills 11 million gallons of crude oil in Alaska's Prince William Sound.

What do you remember from 1989



1990
Hubble Space Telescope is launched for $1,500,000,000.00 with a cataract built in.

1990

What do you remember from 1990



1991

1991
Operation Desert Storm pushes Iraq out of Kuwait.

What do you remember from 1991



1992
Hurricane Andrew beats up the southern tip of Florida.

1992

What do you remember from 1992



1993

1993
The North American Free Trade Act goes into effect.

What do you remember from 1993



1994
Major league baseball goes on strike and the world series is cancelled for the first time in 90 years. Oh well.

1994

What do you remember from 1994



1995

1995
OJ Simpson trial eats television and newspapers.
I bought my first Ocean Kayak.

What do you remember from 1995



1996
The Dow Jones closes above 6,000 for the first time.

1996

What do you remember from 1996



1997

1997
UPS goes on strike.
Em McNally moves to Florida.

What do you remember from 1997



1998
The Dow Jones closes above 9,000 for the first time. Can 10,000 be far away?.
Agnes Walter becomes a great-grandmother. We always knew she was a good one.

1998

What do you remember from 1998



1999

1999
Shannon Walter starts surfing, age 6.
Schools of Stingrays spotted all along the Jersey Shore.

What do you remember from 1999



2000

2000

What do you remember from 2000



2001

2001

What do you remember from 2001



2002

2002

What do you remember from 2002



2003

2003

What do you remember from 2003



2004

2004

What do you remember from 1998



2005

2005

What do you remember from 2005



2006

2006

What do you remember from 2006



2007

2007

What do you remember from 2007



2008

2008

What do you remember from 2008


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