Jena Renae

November 6th, 1984 was not only an important day in history because I was born =D, but also, because on that day, Ronald Reagan was re-elected to serve as President of the United States of America for another 4-year term. Mom would always remind me on my birthday every year, that she remembers lying in the hospital bed holding me and watching the election results on television.

Some other interesting facts about the year of my birth…

  • first woman to run for Vice-President – Geraldine Ferraro
  • cost of a first-class postage stamp is $0.20
  • cost of a gallon of gas is $1.20 (WOW…if only we could be there again!!!)
  • minimum wage is $3.35
  • Hewlett-Packard introduces first laptop computer
  • Donald Duck’s 50th birthday is celebrated at Disneyland
  • the Macintosh personal computer is unveiled by Apple
  • favorite TV show debuts include The Cosby Show, Family Ties, and Murder She Wrote
  • movie hits include Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, Ghostbusters, and The Terminator
  • New York imposes the first mandatory automobile seat belt law

Origins / meanings of my first name: Jena

  • Arabic / a small bird
  • Arabic / paradise
  • Cornish (???) / white, fair, smooth
  • Welsh / white wave
  • Scandinavian / God is gracious; the feminine form of John
  • English / modern variant of Jenny or Jennifer (how entirely BORING of a definition!)

So…I guess I can choose whatsoever definition I so desire…!


Origins / Meanings of my middle name: Renae

  • French / born again

hummm…at least the websites all pretty much agreed that Renae is French and means ‘born again’! 🙂


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