You know you grew up in the 70s if...

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You know you grew up in the 70s if...
Fri, 04-10-2009 - 11:30am

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

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

3. had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a
stethoscope that actually worked. After training with
these tools you became an expert at the game

4. owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a
basket. In the early 80's you moved onto the ever
popular 10 speed. Gosh that seat hurt.

5. ever owned roller skates with metal wheels.

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

7. had nightmares after watching Fantasy

8. had rubber boots for rainy/snowy days. Your
shoes actually fit inside the boots (with a little
help from your Mom and some plastic bags).

9. had either a "bowl cut" or a "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.

10. ...your Holly Hobby sleeping bag was your most
prized possession.
11. wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.

12. begged Santa for the electronic game,

13. had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those
pink and purple shredded outfits.

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

15. had homemade ribbon barrettes in every
imaginable color.

16. kept losing your mittens so your mom bought
you the kind that were attached by a string.

17. ...your Hello Kitty pencil case was cuter than
anyone else's.

18. 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!

19. wanted your first kiss to be at the roller

20. ...your hairstyle was described as having "wings,"
and you kept it pretty with the comb you kept in your
back pocket.

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

22. carried a Muppets lunch box to school.

23. and your girlfriends would fight over which
of the Dukes of Hazard was your boyfriend.

24. ...every now and then "Its A Hard Knock Life" from
the movie "Annie" will pop into your brain and you
can't stop singing it the whole day.

25. ...YOU had Star Wars action figures, too.

26. thought unicorns were real.

27. was a big event in your household each year
when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV. Break out
the popcorn and sleeping bags!

28. ever asked your Magic 8-Ball the question:
"Who will I marry, Shawn Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or
Rick Springfield?"

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

30. tried to do lots of arts and crafts things,
like yarn & popsicle stick God's Eyes or those weird
potholders made on a plastic loom. Not to mention

31. made Shrinky-dinks!

32. used to tape record songs off the radio by
holding your portable tape recorder up to the speaker.
33. couldn't wait to get the free animal poster
that came when you ordered books from the Weekly
Reader book club.

34. learned everything you needed to know about
girl issues from Judy Blume books. (Are you there God?
It's me, Margaret.)

35. thought Olivia Newton John's song,
"Physical" was about aerobics.

36. wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes,
or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs.

37. had Colorforms

38. wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.

39. had a Big Wheel with a brake on the side,
and a Sit-N-Spin.

40. had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat!


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Fri, 04-10-2009 - 1:22pm
OMG, do I feel old now!

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Fri, 04-10-2009 - 2:10pm
OMG Krista I almost forgot about 1/2 that stuff!


Susan V

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Fri, 04-10-2009 - 9:13pm
Half of those are true for me and the other half I am too old for!
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Sat, 04-11-2009 - 5:18am

OMG You pegged me!! But i told my mom I wanted "roller derby" skates with the "good" wheels!!LOL.

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Sat, 04-11-2009 - 10:31am

yes, we watched Hee Haw (well, may parents did, anyway)

maybe we should add more:

Malibu Barbie

ABC After School Specials; in particular "My Mom's Having a Baby" Remember that one?

The Brady Bunch

The Waltons

Land of the Lost

anyone else want to add?


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Sat, 04-11-2009 - 10:50am
Krista did you have a hoola hoop??LOL And what about the babydoll that when you fed it she pooped! (forget the name of it) What about the Partridge family too! Oh and lets not forget our parents watching Lawrance Welk Show!(sp)


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Sat, 04-11-2009 - 10:54am
Krista did your mom have one of the fat belt machines?? You stood on it with
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Sat, 04-11-2009 - 11:08am
had a hula hoop, yes, but pogo sticks were all the rage -- I could jump for hours. No one I know had the fat jiggler, but I do remember this exerciser thing that was attached to a doorknob. Pooping doll was "Baby Alive". Does anyone remember Drowsy or Mrs Beasley dolls? What about Beautiful Chrissy -- you pulled her ponytail on top of her head and her hair grew?


Lilypie 15 - 80 day cycle Ticker


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Sat, 04-11-2009 - 2:09pm
My sisters had the little Don Dolls and i had Ann and Andy dolls. I remember i had the little ugly dolls we called "trolls" they had wild colored hair and we traded them on the bus going to and from school.


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Sat, 04-11-2009 - 8:24pm
Yes Krista!