Monday, May 01, 2006

A child of the 70's

Yupp, that's me. I read an email today that made me smile and brought the memories back. If you're a child of the 70's too, see if any of these sound familiar. I added a bunch of my own to the original email list. I would love to hear your memories too. Leave me some comments!

You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked.

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.

You learned to skate with actual skates that were all metal and strapped on over your shoes.

You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)

Love's Baby Soft was the first "real" perfume you ever owned

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island.

You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days.

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie," not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill" because your Mom was sick of braiding your hair.

Your Holly Hobby sleeping bag was your most prized possession.

You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.

You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits.

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once.

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color.

You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole & the buckle).

You wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder really bad; you wore that little House on the Prairie-inspired plaid, ruffle shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture; and you despised Nellie Olson!

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink.

Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers."

You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic.

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend. (BO!!)

It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV.

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or Rick Springfield?" (ohhhhh it was such an incredibly tough choice!)

You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack cassettes.

You tried to do lots of arts and crafts, like yarn and Popsicle-sticks, decoupage, or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom.

You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!

You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.

You couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you ordered books from the Weekly Reader book club.

You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books (Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.)

You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics.

You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs.

You had a Big Wheel with a brake on the side, and a Sit-n-Spin.

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.

You had a Rubik's Cube and a Slinky.

You loved your Easy Bake Oven. You probably even thought the cake tasted good.

You had a jewelry box with a little ballerina that twirled around inside.

You collected something dumb like rocks, napkins, matchbooks or something else that was totally worthless.

You fed your Baby Alive and watched it poop colors.

You thought baby blue eye shadow was the coolest thing ever!

You probably had at least one really bad perm that looked like you stuck your finger in a light socket. You carried a HUGE comb in your back pocket to go with it.

Your halloween costume had a freaky plastic cape with a hard plastic mask and it was probably a Disney character.

You loved Scooby Doo. (You were Daphne and you were in love with Fred)

The list could go on and on.......

This sure brightened my day. Hope it makes you smile too!


JennyRaye said...

Made me smile too, although I was a child of the 60s and teen of the 70s. Some of the stuff I don't remember--too old, but some stuff...yeah, I'm there. Skating rink, big comb, feathered hair, Dr. Scholls, etc.

Let's see if I can add some: Bay City Rollers, Elton John, oh those stickers that came in with the gum that were spoofs of products--instead of Comet, Vomit, etc. Had those things plastered all over my clipboard at school--Wacky Packs--is that right? I hear they're being re-released for a new generation. Captain and Teneille (sp), Barry Manilow. Platform shoes--back in style. All I can think of right now. Oh--macrame.

msfortuknit said...

wow I had forgotten about most of this stuff! Thanks~ hahah