My sister sent this to me today and boy does this bring back memories! I had that same bike in pink, we roller skated in the drive way while Captain and Tenille played on the record player, not sure if I remember thinking Gopher was cute but Fantasy Island was a little creepy at times! Growing up in Wisconsin I had both the rain boots and moon boots OMG! We did not have a slip and slide, click clacks or a Simon...but I did have a pair of red cordouroy gouchos and I LOVED my Sunshine Family! Okay, so I'm a little tired of uploading photos for this but you get the idea...I remember getting a Holly Hobby sleeping bag for Christmas one year and I sooo wanted to be Laura Ingalls! We used those Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers like they were going out of style. Well girls it's the weekend and I hope these conjure up some memories for you too!


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 either a 'bowl cut' or 'pixie', not to mention the 'Dorothy Hamill'.?People sometimes thought you were a boy.?

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 !??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 Donny?and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits, or the sunshine family?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 Oleson!????
You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink!?
PONG! ('video tennis' ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you've ever heard of !?
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'?
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. (?? its not??)?
You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or?rain?bow?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.?


Scrappy Jessi said...

omg, i am dieing right now. laughing so hard. every single one of these are true. Remember collecting Bonnie bell lipsmackers?
playing "kick the can" in the hood.
we were the first family to get a microwave!, and remember atari?? we got that first too!i remember the more "pom pom's you had on your custom skates, (not rented) the better! i also remeber watching all those 70's tv shows.3's company. smurfs, charlies angels. that farah faucet poster? waking up early on sat mornings to watch cartoons, scoobie do? star trek was creepy( still is) watched the brady bunch religiously,. trying to stay awake to see saturday night live? station wagons, w/o seat belts. My friends brothers were all into KISS! posters, lunch boxes everything!.
omg the list could go on and on. also those puffer vests.( they are still around).
You gave me a great laugh tonight.
have a great weekend!

Flea Market Queen said...

What a blast from the past...
I so loved the 70's!

Lisa said...

It all looks so familiar-lol. Great pictures.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Well I was in my early 20's in the 1970's. But still loved this post!
p.s. I am having a giveaway..stop by!

Rosemary said...

Hi Erin,
Thanks so much for the nice comments on my blog. Nice to meet you. I nearly killed myself with those klick klacks.
I will admit that gopher was cute.
Visit me again soon,

Sus said...

Hi! My sister just found this and let me know because we are 1970's kids just like you! I loved my peach lip smacker so much that I put it on my lips continuously during an hour long car trip and got desperately car sick. The smell of peach makes me car sick to this day. Thanks for the memories! Susan & Cindy