OLD Family Timeline thru 1984

1973
Oct ‘73

Nixon Resigns to Avoid Impeachment

1974
Mar ‘74

Karen works at Mr. Bartley’s Gourmet Burgers – Harvard Sq.

Karen works at Mr. Bartley’s Gourmet Burgers – Harvard Sq.

May ‘74

Carnation Revolution in Portugal ends 48 years of dictatorship

Carnation Revolution in Portugal ends 48 years of dictatorship

Jun ‘74

Mark-work – Stevens-Arnold in S. Boston – machinist

After hanging around at Ba and Al’s house and bakery in Belmont since leaving Cornell..>>> Read More >>>

Aug ‘74

Karen places ad in the Real Paper. Mark replies.

Karen places ad in the Real Paper. Mark replies.

Sep ‘74

Karen & Mark meet at Central Sq. T stop.

Karen & Mark meet at Central Sq. T stop.

Karen and Mark meet at Central Sq. T stop. Mark is easily identifiable as a..>>> Read More >>>

Sep ‘74

Anti desegregation riots in Boston

“The desegregation of Boston public schools (1974–1988) was a period in which the Boston Public..>>> Read More >>>

Oct ‘74

Karen and Mark have one beer dates on Fridays

Karen and Mark have one beer dates on Fridays

1975
Apr ‘75

Microsoft Corp. Founded

April 4, 1975  

Apr ‘75

US abandons South Vietnam – war over

April 30, 1975 After nearly 30 years of indirect (supporting French imperial dreams after WWII)..>>> Read More >>>

Sep ‘75

Karen and Mark start at Wentworth Institute of Technology

Manufacturing engineering program. Mark had attended evening classes in 1974.

Sep ‘75

Mark takes tickets; Karen serves fish

Mark takes tickets at Brattle Theatre working for Harvey Meyerson. Karen serves fish at restaurant..>>> Read More >>>

Oct ‘75

Saturday Night Live – 1st broadcast

1976
May ‘76

Mark moves in with Karen and kids.

Mark moves in with Karen and Andrea and Jonathan at 249 Western Ave. (2nd and..>>> Read More >>>

Jul ‘76

Tennis

Tennis

Tennis was a big part of Cambridge life into the early 1980s. The courts at..>>> Read More >>>

1977
Jan ‘77

Mark work – optics company Bedford MA

Can no longer remember or discover the name of this company. It manufactured mirrors and..>>> Read More >>>

Jan ‘77

Jimmy Carter President

January 20, 1977

Jan ‘77

Torrey & Jane Orton visit

Torrey & Jane Orton visit during heavy snow storm. Fire rages on River St. Jane..>>> Read More >>>

May ‘77

Karen & Mark graduate from Wentworth

Associates Degree in Manufacturing Engineering

Jun ‘77

Karen works at Arthur D. Little – machinist

Jun ‘77

Mark and Karen get married. Wedding 6/19/77 at Cambridge Community Center

Mark and Karen get married. Wedding 6/19/77 at Cambridge Community Center

Ceremony with a justice of the peace, borrowed tape deck and speakers, and pot luck..>>> Read More >>>

Jul ‘77

Mark works at Minuteman Labs – Acton, MA

Mark works at Minuteman Labs – Acton, MA

Beginning of transition from machinists to mechanical designer. Minuteman Labs designed and built spectrometers and..>>> Read More >>>

Sep ‘77

House at 266-268 Western Ave – first visit

Karen and Mark visited with Phil Pierce at Homeowners Rehab to talk about how to..>>> Read More >>>

Dec ‘77

Movies: Star Wars, Saturday Night Fever, Annie Hall

Movies: Star Wars, Saturday Night Fever, Annie Hall

Dec ‘77

Renovations at 266 Western Ave – begin sweat equity


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