Sangeet's 84th Birthday Message Video

Sangeet's 84th Birthday Message Video

Dearest Blessed Friends & Family!

Wow what an amazing age we live in. We’ve seen and are seeing so many changes. I’ve celebrated quite a few myself. On June 9th, 2023 I completed 84 annual journeys around our blessed Sun.

A number of you joined me online at my 84th birthday class that morning. Some of you could not be there and asked if we could offer a recording.

Well, here it is – “Sangeet’s 84th Birthday Message Video” for all of you to enjoy!

Hari Nam edited it to make it shorter and together we added some memorabilia like the opening photo of Dad, Mom, Susie, and myself on a beach in Avalon, New Jersey in 1941.

We also added a few more personal photos of me as a youngster and also some photos from Womanheart® Retreats where some of you can see yourselves in attendance. The video is even a bit of a hoot in some places!

And of course, we included historic photos of events I mentioned and even included some fun facts like “Did you know nylon stockings were invented in the year I was born – 1939? And that was the year Batman was first introduced?”

But most importantly, as I said in the video, this celebration wasn’t done for me. It was done for all of you who I love and who I am honored to know, to serve as teacher and counselor and to celebrate as my family.

June 9, 2023 may have been my special day but this celebration belongs to all of us. THIS IS OUR CELEBRATION!

Hugs and Blessings,

Sangeet Kaur Khalsa and Hari Nam Singh
June 28, 2023

Bonus Information And History About Things Mentioned In The Video

If you are like us, and love to know the background and history of things, then you'll love to learn more about some of the events and things that Sangeet mentioned in her video. Enjoy exploring!

Judy Garland
Photos of Judy Garland's life can be found in a wonderfully compiled 40-slide show. Note that she was born Frances Ethel Gumm and in the early photos the captions say Frances.
Good Housekeeping Magazine

The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company website has many interesting facts and photos.
Wright-Brothers.org

And if you want details about the 1903 Wright Flyer that flew at Kitty Hawk, take a look here.
The National Air And Space Museum

And here you can find a very interesting annotated photo studying the moment of the first flight in detail.
SmithsonianMag.com

Moon Walk
The photo of Buzz Aldrin on the Lunar surface was made by Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969. Additional background and a historic two-minute restored video clip of Apollo 11 is well worth watching.
NASA.gov

Nylon Stockings
The first nylon stockings went on sale on October 24, 1939 and were made by DuPont.
Uhhh, we had No Idea how important nylon stockings were, and now we do, and so can you!
YouTube.com
RareHistoricalPhotos.com
Viennemilano.com
MuseumHosiery.com
SmithsonianMag.com
Time.com

Royal Typewriters
Yes, folks really type about typewriters, their history, collecting, and repairing them. Who knew?
OzTypewriter.blogspot.com
MachinesOfLovingGrace.com
ClassicTypewriter.com
TypewriterDatabase.com

Margaret Unsinkable Molly Brown
The more we read about Ms. Brown, the more fascinating she became. Wikipedia is a good starting point.
Wikipedia.org

IBM Selectric Typewriter
Ever had the pleasure (!) of typing on a Selectric? These web pages will bring back fond memories (and some history).
Archive.org
IBM.com
YouTube.com
PC Magazine

The Early T.V.
The screens were small but they took up a lot of space in a living room! My, how times have changed. So, what did the early prototype televisions look like? And what did they look like in the 1940s and 1950s? Sangeet's parents purchased their first television in 1952 to watch the U.S. Presidential race that Dwight D. Ike Eisenhower won in a landslide over Adlai Stevenson.

RCA-NBC presents the first television program on July 7, 1936:
YouTube.com

The history of the BBC:
BBC.com

There is a great television museum near Columbus, Ohio with examples from the earliest prototype years:
EarlyTelevision.org

Sangeet and Hari Nam hope you enjoyed this little bit of Sangeet's (and maybe your) past!

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