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are you a child of the 70's?

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#11 PaulaV

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    Posted 05 November 2007 - 04:43 PM

    I am early 70s ... don't remind me...
    I had many of these things growing up in Mexico too.

    #12 melglnh2o

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      Posted 05 November 2007 - 06:27 PM

      Oh my. This brings back some great memories. I was born in 75 and I remember just about everything on the list but the 80s were great too. The Dukes of Hazzard one made me laugh because it was oh so true!

      Kids nowadays just don't have it as good as we did! HAHAHA

      #13 bride_2_b08

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        Posted 05 November 2007 - 09:17 PM

        OMG easy bake oven hahaha i loved this growing up. I got a huge box of mixes every yr for xmas. did you guys have the cheap barbie dolls that all the limbs popped off?? my brother used to always take the heads off to make me mad hahahaha too funny!!!!

        #14 dragonfly

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          Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:42 PM

          You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked.
          And played it with the cutest boy in the neighbourhood, Teddy Roberts

          You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it. Not to mention the tassels on the handle bars and the sparkly paint

          You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.
          And wore a cool jacket, short's and hat with a pompom on it, all in satin of course!

          You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)
          And we all wanted to be Julie

          You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island .
          But still wanted to visit

          You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie", not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill". Pixie cut was oh so cute, I could only dream of Dorthy Hamill hair with all my curls
          People sometimes thought you were a boy.

          You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days.
          Don't forget that we graduated to Muck lucks, you know those great shaggy boots that the snow stuck to in clumps and by the time you got home you had 10lbs of extra weight on your feet
          YEAH! You owned a "Slip-n-Slide" , on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once. < /SPAN>
          Oh good times

          You owned "Klick-Klacks" and smacked yourself in the face more than once !
          Or better yet your brother

          Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.
          Not to mention the bedspread, wall paper, lamps, and the whole collection of rag doll's where Amy was my personal fave

          You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.
          Still do, hehe

          You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.
          We had to settle for Kerplunk, and pick up sticks, and who remembers paper doll's?

          You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits, or the sunshine family
          Or the bionic man and woman an d the skin actually peeled away to reveal their very cool bionics

          You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once.
          not to mention all the stuck tongues in the winter

          You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color. (Oh yeah! )
          and the matching knee socks

          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.
          oh the day's of style

          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;
          Oh once again we were stylin
          a nd you despised Nellie Oleson!
          But oh how we envied her doll collection

          You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink!
          Mine was, mmmmm

          PONG! ("video tennis" ) was the most remarkable f uturistic game you've ever heard of !
          Oh the edge of our seat tournaments we had

          Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you kept it "pretty"
          and maintained it with our butane curling irons
          with the comb you kept in your back pocket.
          And the boys were always stealing them
          When you walked, the "wings" flapped up and down, looked like you were gonna "take off"
          The bouncier the better, and washed with "gee your hair smells terrific"

          You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.
          All the cool kids did

          You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic.
          Mine was Leif Garrett
          With the thermos inside some were glass and broke the first time you dropped them.
          And rusted your very cool lunch box

          You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.
          And who was hotter Skarsky or Hutch, Starsky for me!

          YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!
          Oh the fun we had beating each other with our battery powered light sabre's

          It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV.
          Even better if you had a coloured t.v
          Your mom would break out the popcorn and sleeping bags!
          with the flannel cowboy and indian inside of the sleeping bag

          You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry.
          It was a toss up between Leif and Shaun Cassidy, and let's not forget about Parker Stevenson
          Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or David Cass idy?"

          You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album.
          Fame came later and if you were a child of the 70's you would know that

          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. Let's not forget about maccermae, and rug hooking

          You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!
          With sayings that said great things come in small packages, and purrr-fect

          You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.
          or up to our record players that came in one piece and had a handle so we could bring it to sleepovers

          You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.
          and covers were always cute boys not railthin models

          You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books.
          (Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.)
          Yes she was the bible of teenage girls

          You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics. (?? its not??)
          Again not the 70's, tsk tsk
          You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or r a i n b o w designs.
          You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.
          Oh the wonderful gibb brothers

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

          You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off. [/QUOTE]
          Oh how pouty our lips looked

          Thanks for the trip down memory lane, but does anyone remember tassle jeanslol.

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