10 years ago? January, 1997, I was 28 years old, and living in Columbia, SC, working for an industrial construction company, and had a 3 year old, and a 9 month old.
20 years ago? January, 1987, I was 18 years old and a senior in high school, preparing to graduate in May.
30 years ago? January, 1977, I was 8 years old, and was in second grade. My brothers were 7 years, and 2 months old, respectively.