You know you grew up in the 70’s if…

12 12 2008

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

You made baby chocolate cakes in your Easy Bake Oven and washed them down with snow cones from your Snoopy Snow Cone Machine.

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

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a basket.

You even owned roller skates with metal wheels.

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

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island.

You had rubber boots for rainy/snowy days -remember Moon boots (you then advanced to Duck Shoes in the 80’s)

You had either a “bowl cut” or “pixie,” not to mention the Dorothy Hamill” because your Mom was sick of braiding your hair. How traumatic when people thought you were a boy.

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 shredded outfits.

You spent hours out back on your metal swing set with the trapeze.

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color.

You even 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 the roller rink.

Your hairstyle was described as having “wings” and you kept it “pretty” with the comb you kept in your back pocket.

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

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school.

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

Every now and then “It’s a Hard Knock Life” from the movie,”Annie” will pop into your brain and you can’t stopsinging it the whole day.

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 even asked your Magic-8 ball the question: “Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or Rick Springfield?”

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

You tried to do lots of arts and crafts, like yarn and Popsicle-stick God’s eyes, or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom.

You made Shrinky-Dinks!

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 wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.

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

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat!!

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3 responses

12 12 2008
Fiona

So true. I wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer *so much*.

Glad to see you back.

13 12 2008
Minnesota Nice

Oh mercy. I was reading this at work today and nearly cracked up. I was pretty much grown up by the mid 7o’s but I absolutely remember the Easy Bake oven with the lightbulb, Shrinky Dinks and Dr. Scholl Exercise Sandals – do they still make them? Don’t think so. I remember saving my money to get some and then they gave me a big blister………..
Also the ponchos – mine was a granny square one.
There is a Laura Ingalls Wilder useum i Minnesota, supposedly located at the site of her birthplace – of course, highly commercialized.
And the crafts – mine was macrame – purses, belts and hanging planters.
Good times. Never forgotten!!!

14 12 2008
Tonyia

Ahh the 70’s, Yep I wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer and had the biggest crush on Donny Osmond, Leif and Andy Gibb! Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

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