If you were a young girl in the 70's and 80,s  

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6/27/2006 6:30 pm

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If you were a young girl in the 70's and 80,s

YOU WERE A GIRL IN THE 70S (and 80's) IF...

You wore a rainbow shirt that had half-sleeves; 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 plastic basket with flowers on it.

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.

You thought Gopher from the 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.

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie," not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill"
because your Mom was sick of braiding your hair. 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 could spend hours playing Pong!

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 were really into ping pong and pogo sticks.

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 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.

You had to make sure that no boys would grab the comb out of your back pocket and
skate away at the roller rink!

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

You carried a lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic.

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 stop singing 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 often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy,Leif Garrett or Andy Gibb?"

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 couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you ordered books from the Scholastic book club.
Double score if it was a teddy bear dressed in clothing. And the posters always had permanent creases because they came folded!

You learned everything you needed to know about "the facts of life" from Judy Blume books.

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.

How about drowning yourself in Love's Baby Soft? The first "real" perfume you ever owned!

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.

You spent your allowance on Smurfs and stickers for your sticker album!

gypsy1629 41F

6/27/2006 7:00 pm

yepppers had or did most of that stuff.....gypsy

GossipJunkie 40F

6/27/2006 7:01 pm

Damn! That was so much fun. I also remember Garbage Pail Kids, rubber bracelets worn all the way up the arm to the elbow. And let's not forget the brush on/peel off nail polish.

Thank your for the walk down memory lane.


"Dance like nobody's watching"

hornylilgirl78 106F

6/27/2006 7:11 pm

First off...dammit, I have "Hard Knock Life" stuck in my head again!! LOL

I still have the Snoopy Snocone machine, Magic 8 ball, and Judy Blume books (I remember my mom cussing my third grade teacher after I read "Are you there God? It's me, Margeret.").


"As kinky as a cheap garden hose!"

red_hot_trucker 58F

6/27/2006 7:17 pm

Ok, now did you have a Mrs. Beazley doll too? She was just way too kool!

Let's not forget the cigar wrapper ring, all girls fromthe seventies at one time wore,,,

And I can actually remember when Michael Jackson was black,,,and cute to boot! His picture sat right next to Donny's on my wall!!!!

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red_hot_trucker 58F

6/27/2006 7:22 pm

Oh wait, one other thing, my brother had a G.I.Joe, who was always making passes at my Barbie. The two of them had their little town to live in made out of Legos which had it's own improvised gas station, Post Office, and General Store.

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wop1155 61F

7/16/2006 9:05 pm

Thanks for some great memories. Yep kitten, they do still make Baby Soft; I actually have some.

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