Sunday, March 05, 2006

Let's go back....way back

Cameo sent me this email over the weekend. Growing up in the 70's was so much fun!


You wore a rainbow shirt that was half-sleeves, and the rainbow went up one sleeve, across your chest, and down the other. Loved the rainbows.

You made baby chocolate cakes in your Easy Bake Oven and washed them down with snow cones from your Snoopy Snow Cone Machine. Always wanted an easy bake oven, never had one.

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

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it. Banana seat, nope. Basket with flowers, oh yeah.

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels. My roller skates looked like 70's tennis shoes with rubber wheels.

You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!) Oh God! I did!

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island. No nightmares, I loved it.

You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days. No.

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie," not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill" because your Mom was sick of braiding your hair. Some people thought you were a boy. I remember an old man in an elevator called me "Son" one time. Horrifying.

Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession. Loved Holly Hobbie.

You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers. Yes, yes and yes.

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon. Actually I begged my Grandparents for it.

You could spend hours playing Pong! I had pong on Atari.

You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits. My Grandma bought these for me and I even had the stage! I also watched the show every week.

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once. I sure did and it never tipped, just almost.

You were really into ping pong and pogo sticks. Not really.

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color. Oh Yeah!

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

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! Nellie Olsen was a bitch!

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink. Never really went to the roller rink.

Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you kept it "pretty" with the comb you kept in your back pocket. I'm not hip now and I wasn't back then. I always had long straight hair or short hair.

You had to make sure that no boys would grab the comb out of your back pocket and skate away at the roller rink! Like I said, no roller rinks.

You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie. I sure do. I also remember Lemon Meringue.

You carried a lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. I had an E.T. lunchbox.

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend. I never liked redneck guys.

Every now and then "It's a Hard Knock Life" from the movie, "Annie" will pop into your brain and you can't stop singing it the whole day. I loved that movie! Carol Burnett made the best Miss. Hannigan.

You had Star Wars action figures, too! No. But I liked Star Wars.

It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV. That and "The Sound of Music" and "To Kill a Mockingbird".

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or Andy Gibb?" I loved Andy Gibb. Oh, who am I kidding, I STILL DO!

You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record albums. Grease was on of the first albums I ever bought.

You tried to do lots of arts and crafts, like yarn and Popsicle-stick God's eyes, decoupage, or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom. You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts! Yep.

You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker. Actually I had a boom box, so I recorded songs off the radio with that. Little better sound quality, but not much.

You couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you ordered books from the Scholastic book club. Double score if it was a teddy bear dressed in clothing. And the posters always had permanent creases because they came folded! My Mom wouldn't let me hang posters on my walls.

You learned everything you needed to know about sex and your period from Judy Blume books. I sure did. But I could never understand why Margret was so anxious to get her period

You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics. Yeah, and I loved her headband.

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

You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer. No I really didn't.

How about about drowning yourself in Love's Baby Soft? The first "real" perfume you ever owned! Now didn't that make us feel grown up!

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat. No, but I wished I did.

You spent your allowance on Smurfs and stickers for your sticker album! I wish I had all the money I spent on stickers and sticker books.




Blogger IzzyMom said...

Oh man...whoever wrote this was definitely a kid of the 70's! I remember ALL that stuff vividly. Kids today are so deprived of true

6:09 PM  

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