rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
12865 posts
5/12/2006 4:50 am

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5/13/2006 7:01 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.

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.

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 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.


Oh I am laughing so hard. I loved my poncho, and now hate the smell of love's baby soft and always asked my Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or David Cassidy..?"

I completely wore out the Grease and Saturday Night Fever record album.

I did do lots of arts and crafts and made Shrinky-Dinks !!!!!

I did all these things.


boydcounty 67M

5/12/2006 5:15 am

Are you my daughter? She had all of those toys. And she was infatuated with Gopher, and Strawberry Shortcake, and Cabbage Patch. She danced to Solid Gold. Love's Baby Soft was her favorite. And she went through Strawberry lip gloss like it was candy. She did ALL of the things on the list. But you left out her Light Brite and Snowcone Machine.


rm_PurryKitty2 replies on 5/12/2006 6:00 am:
I sure hope you are not my father Boy would I be embarrassed! LOL

JazzDlight 59F

5/12/2006 5:21 am

lol thanks for a walk down memory lane, I was a kid in the 60's and teenager in the 70's, I turned 13 in 1970 but remember all that stuff. I think we were much better off back then. Thanks...Hugs Jazz

rm_PurryKitty2 replies on 5/12/2006 5:58 am:
I think we were too!

mycin62 54F

5/12/2006 5:22 am

This is too funny, I remember doing most of those, not all, but most Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

rm_PurryKitty2 replies on 5/12/2006 5:56 am:
You're Welcome!

lovemetouchme5 51F
2102 posts
5/12/2006 5:32 am

It seems when we were kids, things were so much simpler. I was more into ANDY GIBB than Shaun Cassidy. Had a picture of him laying on a bed with just a satin jacket - unzipped - attached to my wall next to my bed...so every night I was sleeping with him! You mean "Physical" wasn't about aerobics? lol My mom still has the pot holders I made when I was a kid. And YES, I have to admit Gopher was so hot in those shorts!

Thank you for bringing back these memories!

rm_PurryKitty2 replies on 5/12/2006 5:54 am:
I had posters taped to the downstairs pole and used to pretend I was dancing with those hotties! LOL!!

HeardLankaMalls 55M
2925 posts
5/12/2006 6:02 am

Nice memories Purry

digdug41 49M

5/12/2006 6:02 am

jeez thats goin back in time I remember these things too..uh I hung around alot've girls hehehe tryin to get started early

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

rm_PeanutJackie 35F
1286 posts
5/12/2006 6:34 am

Hmmm, I was born in 1981 and I remember lots of those too Gotta find one for women born in the 80s

"I am beautiful no matter what you say, words can't bring me down. So don't you bring me down today."

rm_PurryKitty2 replies on 5/12/2006 8:28 am:
I have one. Will send it to you!

rm_skyeone2 64M/45F
7186 posts
5/12/2006 6:51 am

OMG that is too funny and of course far too true!!! But you left out lightbright and barbies. My tin lunchbox was a barbie one....lol. But to be fair, my parents never let me watch Love Boat nor Fantasy Island, they thought there was WAY too much sexual inuendo in those types of shows for us to be able to watch. So I watched Hogins Heros and M*A*S*H instead. Not that they're much better for that though!

Thanks for the memories and visiting my blog.


Blessed Be

rm_PurryKitty2 replies on 5/12/2006 8:25 am:
I loved MASH!!

rm_Horsn_round 56M
126 posts
5/12/2006 7:25 am

I'm a male (that caught part of the 70's), but these brought back some good memories. Thanks for the post. It's been years since I thought about Klick-Klacks. Those were as cool as my bell bottoms and silk shirt.

If you were my homework, I'd do you everyday, in every possible way.

rm_PurryKitty2 replies on 5/12/2006 8:21 am:
I used to have tough skin jeans LOL!

SexyRycheBabe 44F
820 posts
5/12/2006 8:30 am

I might not remember all of those things but do I ever remember Love's Baby Soft "perfume".

Thanks for the flashback. Wait? Should I be thanking you for that?!

(Princess Lips)

5/12/2006 8:43 am

*nodding* lol


JazzDlight 59F

5/12/2006 9:23 am

Oh one more thing about the 1970's I remember...the movie The Exorcist...I was like 15 or 16 when I saw it, had to have my uncle take me because you had to be 17 or older to see it without an adult...shit I could not sleep for like a month after I saw that movie and to this day everytime I see a creamy green soup I have to look away...Yuck! Jazz

rm_PurryKitty2 replies on 5/12/2006 9:49 am:
oh yea-that was scary!

concupiscentKid 40M

5/12/2006 9:38 am

Click-clacks took me over the threshold . . .
translucent colored and butterfly shaped yo-yos
mood rings
pet rocks
Wacky Packages
Sphere-shaped Panasonic radios that came in avocado
and other colors
CB radios
Pong--possibly the first video game
8 Track Tapes
Black lights, black light posters, and lava lamps
Cumbersome brown cable tv boxes with the large square
beige buttons

49AK 55M
1823 posts
5/12/2006 10:27 am

I think you're my little sister...

meerkittykat 42F

5/12/2006 10:49 am

I feel like singing "Memories"....

Gopher WAS cute....I loved my slip and slide....I wanted to be on "Dance Fever" with Denny Terrio....and, say it with me now..."I must, I must, I must increase my bust!!!"

those were the days......... Meer

rm_android1960a 56M
428 posts
5/12/2006 10:53 am

Even though I’m a guy I can indemnify with some of that. See Childhood.

rm_smosmof2 67M
3240 posts
5/12/2006 11:17 am

I'm a little too old for most of that, I'm afraid...

The mention of The Exorcist reminds me that the "horror" stuff didn't bother my much. That was just good effects work, and was the kind of stuff I looked for in those day. The scenes where they're doing all the medical stuff, that's what gave me nightmares....

Ta2dPisces 44M/38F
435 posts
5/12/2006 11:58 am

I came along in the late 70's but I still remember and know some of the stuff you are talking about. LOL Strawberry Shortcake, I had the doll and the sheet set. My mom still has that damn sheet.

Formerly Kypris_GuardDog, AdultFriendFinder Ate Me, & I Didn't Like It!!

rm_CDRoss 33M
655 posts
5/12/2006 12:05 pm

If you lived in Japan at the time... you might've got to also own a God-Jesus robot doll. (Which looks nothing much like any depiction I've seen of God or Jesus...) Or was it the 80s? I think I'll have to look that one up again.

rm_sluggo992 51M
48 posts
5/12/2006 3:40 pm

Shrinky Dinks?!?!? I'm not the only one who remembers those! U rock!!!

rm_DarknStar 54F
2823 posts
5/12/2006 6:21 pm

I can relate to all these things. Thank for the trip down memory lane!.....But...Im having alittle trouble with the Klick Klacks! What were they?...Maybe I called them something else.

THX purry!

frangipanigal 44F
10406 posts
5/12/2006 8:27 pm

My sister and I used to fight over Leif Garrett and also the Bay City Rollers. We did endless renditions of all the Grease songs and did concerts when people came around. Life was so fun and so simple back then....

Frangi x

SilkenKiera 37F  

5/12/2006 9:45 pm

SHRINKY DINKS!!! WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SHRINKY DINKS???!! I'm on E bay right now looking for them!

rm_RemBase 49F
15 posts
5/12/2006 10:04 pm

Auuugh! My eyes, my eyes!

Sigh. Yeah. About 60% of those hit home.

Shawn Cassidy was supposed to be my first concert, but he was sold out, so I had to make due w/ the Beach Boys.

Don't forget ribboned barrettes, troll dolls (in their pre-cartoon, genuninely from Sweden or wherever they came from), and those "chinese jacks" that were links of plastic rings...

Looking4sex44240 54F

5/13/2006 12:21 pm

GREAT POST...brings back lots of memories.

Knot4Everyone 40F

5/13/2006 5:11 pm

I remember most of that stuff! LOL

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