Gerald Ford was our President during a magnificent time. Despite inflation and oil woes, the mid 1970s was a great time. The United States celebrated it's 200th birthday Gerald Ford was president during the Bicentennial Celebrations.
Too bad I was too young to really be a part of it but I do have sparse memories of this time.
The 1970s was a celebration for all of the hard fought struggles throughout the 1960s and before.
Some of the best movies, music, clothes and cars would come out during this time. It was also a wonderful time to fly, even in coach (pre-deregulation).
Also, no worries about terrorism or AIDS.