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You knew you grew up in the 70's if

May 18th, 2006, 11:29 AM

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 rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days. YEAH! ~ 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.

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie," not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill". People sometimes 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 satiny shredded outfits.

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. (Oh yeah!)

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. (is this an east coast thing??)

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 a roller rink.!
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, 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. With the thermos inside!

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 album.

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.


May 18th, 2006, 11:34 AM
oh god YES to over half of these!! :eek: but i'm not telling which ones, LOL!

May 18th, 2006, 11:56 AM
OH yes,and I used to collect Charlie's Angels baseball cards and the smurfs figurines...I miss the 70's!I miss SIMON!

jesse's mommy
May 18th, 2006, 02:24 PM
I was born in the 70s, but can relate to about 90% of them. Unfortunately my lunch box was not the Muppets, but the Dukes of Hazzard!

May 18th, 2006, 02:24 PM
LOL....I hate to admit it but I was a big girl in the 70's:eek: But we had "our list" of things too. Next time I get one in an email I'll post it here.:D

May 18th, 2006, 07:24 PM many of these things relate to my childhood. I remember those stupid Dr. Scholl's. Every so often they'd slip a bit, and you would knock yourself a good one in the opposite ankle bone. See, even as kids we paid a price for fashion!

And do you want to hear something really funny???? I'm wearing gauchos as I sit here and write this!!!! :D

May 18th, 2006, 07:56 PM
Augh! Between the 80's one and this one...I feel old.

My lunch box was Hong Kong Fuey (Number 1 Superguy), and my best friend and I fought over who got to be Luke Skywalker's girlfriend when we played Star Wars :o . When we got older, we realized that Han Solo was MUCH better all around ;) .

May 18th, 2006, 07:59 PM
Okay - we're getting a little closer. I at least know some of this stuff...I guess that 40 pounder of Geritol kicked in. I wonder if there's such a thing as a Gingko Biloba Martini ....Hey - my Mum luuuuvvved the Bee Gee's - does that count ?

May 18th, 2006, 10:45 PM
Now you guys are making me feel really old.:eek:

May 19th, 2006, 12:07 AM
Wow! I had forgotten all about those friendship pins and Muppet lunchboxes.

Rick C
May 19th, 2006, 09:04 AM
You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.

I did lots of that!!!

I still own a pair of rubber boots.

In college, I actually owned a white, bell bottom suit!!!

Remember the $6 Million Man?

Remember records and turntables?

The World Hockey Association

Guy Lafleur and the Montreal Canadiens

Jimmy Carter, a fabulous man at precisely the wrong time.

Pierre and Margaret Trudeau

Everybody smoked except for me.

Gas lineups, Nixon resigns, Vietnam ends . . . .

Canada/Russia 1972 and Phil Esposito's famous speech from Vancouver and Paul Henderson scoring three game winners in Moscow.!.jpg

Rick C

May 19th, 2006, 11:48 AM
Nice flashback Rick C!My brother (older than me by 14 yr) use to wear that white suit!With big brown boots,waiting for is friends to pick him up and go to the biggest disco in Montreal;The Limelight!

May 19th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Some really good memories there Rick. :D :thumbs up :highfive:

May 19th, 2006, 04:42 PM
OMG, I am so 70's, it's scary!!

They were called klackers here and I had some - never knocked anyone out tho, lol And I loved Simon, heheh

I even liked Jimmy Carter!! I still like him, come to think of it. And I attended a wedding of a friend at 24 Sussex who worked there even if I do not vote Liberal, lol (I have met Trudeau tho and he was kinda kewl as a PM). I also listened to John Denver and Carly Simon, OMG. And anyone recall "The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down" by Joan Baez? (1970 I think) and the movie Billy Jack?

The mellow 70's!! I had the Scholl sandals but would not be caught dead with a Donnie and Marie doll tho!!

I also remember International Women's Year in 1975. Gawd, I feel old, lol

Rick C
May 19th, 2006, 10:46 PM
OMG, I am so 70's, it's scary!!

I even liked Jimmy Carter!! I still like him, come to think of it.

Everybody loves Jimmy Carter these days . . . . . in those days, however, he was at 28% in the polls, lower than GW Bush today. The third lowest ranking of all time.

Lovely guy at the wrong time.

In the 70's, my father said there would be no way "those Beatles hippy (cussword inserted here)'s" would ever be played in his house . . . . . as the tumbleweeds blew through our dusty prairie town.

The skiing thing to do at the time was to keep your legs close together, the boots touching, long, long skis, schussing poetically . . . . . quite a bit different than today.

Remember those high heel boots the guys wore at the time . . . . they made a comeback a year or so ago along with bell bottoms.

Jeez Louise . . . . DISCO!!!! I remember being in Kamloops for a college hockey tournament and the entire team went to see Saturday Night Fever . . . . . and we were so pumped walking out that we immediately turned around and went back in to see it on the second showing. Impressionable kids.

On the way to class from Google archive:

Anyone here ever tie-dye?

Cosmo cover - 1976

Where were you when Elvis died?

Toga!!!! 1978.

Rick C

May 19th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Okay - now we're talkin' the 70's I remember. Siouxsie and The Banshees. Nina Hagen. Lena Lovich. Blondie. Pat Benatar. Micro's. Mini's. Maxi's. Arms a rainbow of colour from bathtub tye-dyes. Gypsy skirts. 6" cork platform cork sandals. Jesus-sandals. Toe rings. Turquoise and silver necklaces and bracelets that weighed as much as I did. Watching Dark Shadows after school. Jimmy Hendrix rockin' out - or was that me on air guitar ? Picketting Litton Industries and No NUKES marches. Hot pants. Poncho's. M*A*S*H*. The Godfather. My personal fashion goddess while at Uni: Annie Hall. Timothy Leary. Alan Ginsberg. Monty Python's Flying Circus. Women's Right's as a *novel concept*. Saturday Night Live. The Gaia Project. Earthships. Joe Namath's famous rose pose in Cosmo (I think that was the 70's...too many mind-altering-spiritual-plane-seeking-experiences for me mayhaps...)

May 20th, 2006, 12:01 AM
JC water walkers, I remember those. And did anyone else take a hot bath in their jeans? (to fit them to your shape)

I don't have anything to wear!!!
I have a strict rule about clothes, if I was alive the first time it was in fashion, I don't wear it this time round.

ABBA anyone.

May 20th, 2006, 12:12 AM
Hey Rick I remember that party - and why is that guy plugging his nose

I did the tape recorder thing to the speaker too - and I had one of those really cool all in one stereos - where you could just keep piling a dozen records one on top of the other.

I also had a pong game now those were cool. :thumbs up

LE Cloutier jeans with the three stripes down the side and the french flag
and your jeans or cords had to be wide enough to cover your shoes. :D

Oh and Slime remember Slime the neon green stuff that came in a garbage can and the more you played with it the more it looked like real slime.:yuck:

May 20th, 2006, 08:12 AM
Rick, I agree re Jimmy C- he was preaching energy conservation (recall the sweaters he wore and THE article in Playboy? Lust in his heart et al). A man before his time or maybe we should have listened then? I met someone from Ga the other day and they adore him there, not unsurprisingly - or maybe so. Hard to say.

I DID ski that way, lol - have never tried snowboarding, No way, lol

I sometimes - in explaining something or other to young residents or medical clerks - ask them if they remember where they were when Paul Henderson scored the winning goal? "Who????" is the usual response, even after the recent movie. Ohhh, does that make me feel old!!!!

And Disco - ughhhhhhh!!! I liked the Bee Gees for awhile tho, lol And love Fleetwood Mac of course! That's the later 70's though.

I recall Tie die (sp?) but maybe had one or two tee shirts, my mother would have killed me tho my older sisters got away with those green surplus army jackets from thre 60's, grrrrrrr!!

Anyone ever own Hot pants? lol (I admit to wearing them a few times, lol)

And in the later 70's, there was a Vic 20, I was in love with that machine - not as much I was with my bf but I designed my 1st puter program (in very basic BASIC,lol) on that thing - and the graphics were atrocious, essentially ASCII code. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

And those sideburns, ughhh!! I am too young to be an Elvis fan but I remember his death. I was more upset by John Lennon being killed - even tho Paul is still my fav Beatle (and I am kinda glad he seperated from Heather - she seemed too aggressive for him.) Plus he's available again, heheh Of course, I would be remiss if I did not sing a few bars of "will you still love me when I'm 64?", given that he is 63 and will soon be 64! Life imitating art or what!

Rick C
May 20th, 2006, 10:20 AM
Maybe I shouldn't unleash this weapon on the ladies, but if you go to "Google images" and type in "Burt Reynolds," the first thing to come up is his Playgirl pose.

Broadway Joe Namath . . . .

Burt in a pose that drove the ladies wild. . . . . I watched Smokey and the Bandit at a drive in a 1976 Chrysler Cordoba

Annie Hall

Some guys hanging out:

Rick C

May 20th, 2006, 12:13 PM
I am more of a Tom Cruise/Robert Redford/Paul McCartney kinda girl, Burt was never my type, lol (Tho Tom is getting a bit weird)

Thx for the Vic 20 photo - birngs back great memories. I later "upgraded" to a Commodore 64, lol

May 21st, 2006, 09:13 PM
:eek: HEY !! Howja get that picture of me and Woody?!:eek:

May 23rd, 2006, 03:50 PM
I love the style in the 70's(which seems to be coming back) I was born in the 80's, but i really wish i had of been a teenager in the late 60's/ early 70's!!