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Jeanne McAvoy

Jeanne McAvoy


Jeanne has always been drawn to history and remains avidly interested in all time periods, finding that there are many hidden lessons within historical events. Her heart belongs to the 80s, however. Hitting high school right when the Brat Pack emerged, she crushed on the cast from “The Outsiders,” danced to “Wham!,” belonged to her very own “Breakfast Club” and used her fair share of Aqua Net. Currently a soccer mom, she is very grateful for satellite radio and long drives to and from soccer practice when she can revisit the totally bitchin’ music of the 80s.
March 17, 2020

These Old Toys Are Insanely Valuable

Transformers and Others Everyone knows that vintage toys can be worth money to collectors....

April 8, 2019

What Made the Afterschool Special so Special?

Long before the internet could answer any possible question, there were a handful of...

April 5, 2019

Toys We Were Crazy For 1980-1983

There have always been popular toys that every kid hopes to own. I mean, who hasn’t identified wi...

April 3, 2019

Making the Perfect Mix Tape

If you grew up in the 1980s, you knew that one of the best ways to get your point across to your crush...

March 27, 2019

The Berlin Wall Comes Down

The Berlin Wall was the perfect representation of the divide between the Soviet Union and the U.S. duri...

March 26, 2019

“The Day After” – A Movie that Freaked Out a Generation

Growing up in the 80s meant growing up in the shadow of a (potential...

March 18, 2019

80s Game Shows We Fell in Love With

“I would like to buy a vowel.”“I’ll take ‘Before & After’ for $600, Alex.”“No whammy, no whamm...

March 17, 2019

Elton John’s Wildest Outfits from the 70s and 80s

When it comes to showmanship, there are very few people who can compare to Sir...

March 14, 2019

The Pioneering Women of 1980s Space Travel

Even though the “space race” began in the 1960s, the leaps taken in the 1980s were inco...

March 9, 2019

The Importance of the Video Store

There was a time when people had little control over what movies they could watch and when they ...

March 7, 2019

The 1984 Olympics: A Triumph of Spirit

The Olympics have always been about fostering a friendly competition between countries while...