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Thursday, March 17, 2011


1.You wore a rainbow shirt that was half-sleeves, and the rainbow went
up one sleeve, across your chest, and down the other.
       --wanted one...never had one

2.You made baby chocolate cakes in your Easy Bake Oven and washed them
down with snow cones from your Snoopy Snow Cone Machine.
        --once again...never had one though I had both products at a friend's house

3.You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that
    actually worked.
        --my daughter has a working stethoscope now....

4.You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with
   flowers on it.
           --No banana seat but I did have the flower basket!!

5.You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades)that had
    metal wheels.
       --yes!! they strapped on over my shoes. 

6.You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)
        --oh yeah...he was a bit of a hunk at the time.

7.You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island.
         --I was usually sent to bed at that time since it came on at 9PM but on the occasion I was able to stay up...I couldn't handle it.

8.You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days.
       --I don't remember wearing rubber boots but I definitely had MOON BOOTS!!! One of my neighbors has Moon Boots now!!!

9.You had either a "bowl cut" or! "pixie," not to mention the "Dorothy
Hamil" because your Mom was sick of braiding your hair .
      --I had a "Pixie" after my cousin tied me to a chair and cut my hair...no lie...she did!! I was 4...she was 5...I got spanked for letting her do it...she got a "talking to"....really....  No, I'm not bitter. :) 
She is more of a sister to me than I've ever had, so ...oh well...we shouldn't have been left to our own devices that long at that age....

10.People sometimes thought you were a boy.
   --After the "Pixie" and wearing a baseball hat, I'd have to forgive anyone who might have thought so.

11.Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.
    --Again always wanted one...had other Holly Hobbie stuff. Also have never grown out of it...ever check the title of my blog....?? Halle is pronounced Holly.

12.You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.
    --I had a poncho and knickers...never wore gauchos until several years ago.

13.You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.
    --my cousin and a couple friends had this one...fun!

14.You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny
shredded outfits.
    --Totally had these!!! I think I still have the outfits in with my daughters Barbie stuff!! FUNNY!

15.You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the
    -- I spent countless hours on mine!

16.The swing set tipped over at least once.
     -- Nope...dad sunk one set of posts into the ground a couple feet...I could get it to rock though...

17.You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color.
     --Oh yeah...even though my hair was really too short to look decent with them. 

18.You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole &
the buckle). You also had a pair of salt-water sandals.
     --Had a pair of navy blue Doctor Scholl's ..not sure what salt water sandal's are....

19.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 Olsen!
    --Yep...so sad. 

20.You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink.
    --Yep...not so..on the sidewalk in front of my house

21.Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you
kept it "pretty" with the comb you kept in your back pocket.
    --Oh had totally forgotten about the comb in the back pocket! I had a white one. 
My hair never feathered right. My natural wave/curl always worked against me in those days.

22.You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends,
Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.
  --They smelled so good. I was very jealous of my cousin when she got them for Christmas!

23.You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not
  --Not Muppets... Snow White and it had a game with a built in spinner on the back. That baby would be worth some money these days!!!

24.You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of
Hazzard was your boyfriend, (and you wanted your first car to be a jeep
just like Daisy's?!)
  -- I had a big time crush on Beau...or was it Bo Duke?  I knew my first car would be a VW bug so that was a no brainer for me....

25.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.
Damn you!
   --Yep...dang...there it is again...AGH!

26.YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!
  -- Not me...although I played Star Wars with my next door neighbor as a kid. To this day I've never seen ANY of the Star Wars movies all the way through.

27.It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of
Oz" would come on TV. Your mom would break out the popcorn and sleeping
  --I'd definitely get to stay up for that one...and  " The Sound of Music"

28.You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry.
Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or Rick Springfield?"
   --never had one..or knew anyone with one...

29.You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever albums.
(didn't you ever want to be a Pink Lady?)
  --Ah yes...records!! Groovin' in the living room.

30.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.
Pot holders - I believe they were called "loom loopers"
  --Yes, lots of odd craft projects. Still hang a God's Eye I made in VBS in the tree each year. 

31.You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!
  --Yep...Shrinky-dinks...I remember the iron on kittens...I can picture the one I wanted most. Grey fluffy kitten...so sweet. I got a "here comes trouble" shirt instead. Look what they started....

32.You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable
tape player up to the speaker.
  --I remember the first time I tried this I didn't realize that the microphone would pick up my voice as well....Yes, I am blonde! It was really funny to play it back and hear the one side of a phone call in the background.

33.You couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you
ordered books from the Weekly Reader book club. Double score if it was
a teddy bear dressed in clothing.
   --Oh yeah...but I was about the puppies and kitties.

34.You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy
Blume books.
   --Yep...those were a hot commodity in our school library!

35.You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics.
    --For sure...

36.You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with
heart or rainbow designs.
   --I can't even tell you how many of those things I made. I think I still have a couple...my parents never threw anything away.

37.You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.
  --I was usually sent to bed or the channel was changed at Solid Gold time.

38.You had a Big Wheel with a brake on the side, and a Sit-n-Spin.
  --I didn't but my Kindergarten did!!

39.You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat (and have every
poster from every magazine on your wall). You spent all your allowance on
smurfs and stickers for your sticker album!
  --I didn't have a subscription but I'd walk to the drug store to get the latest issue when ever I could. I still have the stickers from my sticker album!! Again...my parents never threw anything out....

Hope you had a fun trip down memory lane...I sure did!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's pretty obvious I'm not a child of the 70s because I didn't know the majority of those things. I did know who Olivia Newton John was, though.

Dianne said...

I'M too old...but some of this stuff is pretty familiar from when my daughter was little. Strawberry Shortcake is back...did you know?!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Ha ha! I'm laughing and laughing! Two of my 3 girls grew up in the 70s and I SO REMEMBER so much of this. I have forwarded this link to them and I can't wait to see what they think! Thanks so much for a much-needed laugh today!

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