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Monday, July 21, 2008

A stroll down memory lane...

A friend emailed this to me and I LOVED it! Talk about a fun trip down memory lane.


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 (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.

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

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island.

You had either a 'bowl cut' or 'pixie', not to mention the 'Dorothy Hamill.' People sometimes thought you were a boy.

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

You owned a 'Slip-n-Slide' , on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once.
You owned 'Klick-Klacks' and smacked yourself in the face more than once.

Your Holly Hobbie 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, or the sunshine family.

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 also had a pair of salt-water sandals.

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 Oleson!

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink!
PONG! ('video tennis' ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you've ever heard of!

Your hairstyle was described as having 'wings' or 'feathers' and you kept it 'pretty' with the comb you kept in your back pocket. When you walked, the 'wings' flapped up and down and you looked like you were gonna 'take off'.

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. The thermos inside some were glass and broke the first time you dropped them.

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.

YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!

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 bags!

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: 'Who will I marry: Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or David Cassidy?'

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

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!

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

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.

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 wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.

You drowned yourself in Love's Baby Soft - which was the first 'real' perfume you ever owned.

You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off.

So.... what did YOU remember?


Rel said...

Loved this, Amy! Not everything was the same in Australia but many were. Here are some of my thoughts:~

The saddest thing about my bowl cut was I wanted people to think I was a boy - hahaha!

I had to have the brown and yellow Holly Hobbie stuff, my sister got the blue!

I loved Erik Estrada (Ponch) in CHiPs and my sister the other blond guy (Jon?)! Maybe that was the early '80s??

It was Sound of Music for my family - Grease was a real no no!!! I didn't see it until I was in my 20's - hehe!

My sis and I would play Little House - she was Mary (the good girl!!) and I was Laura!

And taping songs with my cassette player - oh, yes!

Lots of fun!

Sally Datria said...

OH.MY.WORD!!!! I think I did every single one of these!!! I remember beating a boy over the head with one of my Dr. Scholl's wooden shoes because he told me boys were better than girls!!! LOL!! I guess I showed him!! The other one I remember was that we were a really "techie" family because we had a was a TRS80 from Radio Shack and instead of a disc drive you stored information on a tape!!

What a blast!! Thanks for the trip from the past!!

Heather said...

Oh my. I think I had a laugh until I wet myself a bit moment with this one!

5littlewomen said...

Oh my! So many memories. I am definitely a child of the 70's. Thanks for sharing!

Amy Wallace said...

Wasn't this fun??? I didn't know all the items, but many took me back.

The saddest thing about my bowl cut was that I looked NOTHING like Dorothy Hamill.

I loved watching CHiPs too!

Glad you all enjoyed the trip down memory lane! I knew I liked you guys! :-)

Charlotte said...

My daughter grew up in this time period. I remember almost everything listed. Very interesting being taken back in time.

Beowulfa said...

I remember making it a movie night when Wizard of Oz came on, and both my brothers and myself despising Nellie-however, I wasn't born until the 70's were over and gone. It's funny how some things just last.

Jessica said...

Now Amy, a few of those apply to me, a child of the 80s!

I am happy to see I actually remembered my password for this! Maybe I can start leaving you comments on your blog! (As long as I remember my password- wait...I'm righting it down!)

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