1964 was a busy year. The Beatles took the stage on the Ed Sullivan Show. The Civil Rights Act was passed. The US bombed North Vietnam. There were race riots in Harlem. Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins premiered to wide acclaim.
There were a few other notable events in 1964 as well. Norman Earl Adams married his junior-high sweetheart Debra (Debbie) Sue Sherrill. This was also the same year he decided to get into the insurance business. Neither one of those occasions made the national news, but they forever changed the lives of quite a few folks.
For starters, my very existence was dependent upon the first event. So I am much obliged for the occasion. But, that is just my bias. Getting into the insurance business may not seem of much import to most folks. Heck, that happens every day, right? Some guy (or gal) flunks out of some other business and decides to start selling insurance! How hard can it be?