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Thursday, May 25, 2006

If you were like me growing up in the 70's then you'll fondly remember these things! These are my Top 13, if you'd like to read the whole list it's from One Chick to Another! 1.)You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it. 2.)You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels. 3.)You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!) 4.)You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island. 5.)You owned a "Slip-n-Slide" on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once. 6.)You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie," not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill". People sometimes thought you were a boy. 7.)You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers. 8.)You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon. 9.)Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you kept it "pretty" with the comb you kept in your back pocket. 10.)You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie. 11.)You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker. 12.)You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer. 13.)You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip gloss till it almost dripped off. Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

31 comments:

Andrew said...

This is definitely a chick's TT today. But, I did have a bike with a banana seat (but no basket). I didn't go much for Gopher from Love Boat, but really had a thing for Angie Dickinson as "Police Woman" and, of course, two out of every three "Charlie's Angels."

AC @ bloggedy blog

Carmen said...

My mom made me get that stupid dorothy hamil haircut. Seriously, it looked like they put a bowl on my head.

Wendy Boucher said...

Hilarious! I killed myself on the slip and slide and also with that weird head that you screwed on to the hose and it danced around and chipped your teeth.

Noi Rocker said...

Ooo..1st time here..what a lovely blog. I grew up in the 80s though. First time particpating in TT!

Ardice said...

Yep all true, I'll admit it. These all bring back so many memories, thanks :)

My list is up. Have a wonderful day. Be well...

Happy Mama to Three said...

shhhhhhh....best not to mention to bell bottom pants......

Bar Bar A said...

These are great memories...I had a pixie. Oh my gosh this was fun, thanks

something blue said...

It was great being a kid in the 70's! I totally taped songs from the radio and didn't mind listening to the fuzzy recordings.

Ocean Lady said...

I remember strawberry shortcake. I had all the little dolls with the smells. Lemon merinque and purple-pie-maker! And the slip n slide with body aches. I remember my hair being feathered too. :)

jayne d'Arcy said...

1. yes, it was sparkly purple and it was my first bike. Those banana seats were the best seats.
2. I have the messed up knees to prove it.
3. He was ok, but Doc was better (he was the evil guy on Get Smart)
4. Oh gosh, yes, and I loved em!
5. Nope, missed this one.
6. I had the Hammil cut.
7. Poncho - it covered stuff
8. Nope
9. I still get my hair feathered, but now it's called "layered".
10. Bleh! Don't remind me.
11. How did you know???
12. Not on your life!
13. Mom didn't allow that in the house.

lol great memories!

Haleigh Anne said...

I am more of an 80s & 90s kids but many of these carried over. I had the bike and the Strawberry Shortcake dolls. Definately had the haircuts. The radio recordings...yes!...and I remember thinking they sounded almost as good as the original. How fun!

PixiePincessMom said...

I grew up in the 80's & remember all that stuff. Cool walk down memory lane!

Momma Bee said...

Oh yeah...you're taking me back. To this day I still want a slip 'n slide, though!! :)

Cristie said...

I really love your TT! I had one of those "bowl" hair cuts! My mom called it a "mushroom cut" Embarrassing to say the least! I still love Strawberry Shortcake too. I like the older version better than the new. I put my very first TT up.

Angie said...

Oh the memories. I was just telling my daughter about the banana seat bikes. I remember all of those things!
And I loved Gopher! I admit it! :)

Undercover Angel said...

I had a bike with a banana seat, the dorothy Hamil haircut, and a slip and slide. Does anyone remember the "Sit and Spin"?

Geggie said...

Yep, I've got all 13 covered. I was the kid who actually looked cute with the Dorothy Hamill haircut. Go figure. Have a great day!

Wystful1 said...

I, personally, wasn't a child of the 70's but boy do I remember these------all of 'em. My kids were around with all this.

Great list.

Thanks for dropping by my T T

EmilyRoseJewel said...

Gauchos sad to say are back. I grew up in the 80's/90's and I loved my Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry Muffin and my slip n-slide (so fun!) My sister sported a wings hairdo past the point that they should have been. My list is up too!

Lisa said...

I can really identify with your list. I had almost all of those.

Lazy Daisy said...

definitely remembered all of those. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.

TNChick said...

1.) Yes but no basket. My daughter has a basket on hers but no banana seat LOL

2.)Yes but not sure the wheels were metal?


9.)I had wings! Also had "steps" on the side LOL!

10.)Most certainly

11.) Ha, I did do that. OMGosh

13.)Yum LOL

Mary Horn said...

I lllloooovvveee this list! Yes, all are true. Class of '86 baby!
~Mary

Chris said...

Hey, don't forget Dittos Pants in every color of the rainbow! We must be close to or the same age because I remember and had ALL of those things! lol

Jen said...

Funny list! This is definitely my era :-)

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TLC said...

Oh yeah, definitely lived those. I didn't like Gopher, I liked Isaac. Funny, huh?

Just don't mention Dittos pants with the saddleback and the plaid shirts with the Really Pointy Collar.

(and Garanimals...)

Susan said...

aaah those days, bike with banana seat? ahahaha and "grease" style of hair and strawberry shortcake that I still love!

thanks for visiting mine!

Mandy said...

Although my life in the 70's was pretty short (5 years), I remember most of these and even had quite a few of them!

sugarnspice said...

I didn't grow up in the 70s... but I do remember alot of these things ;)

Tricia said...

1. My bike was blue and I had the streamers in the handles.
2. yes real roller skates, and a skate board too!
3. no, thought he was a nice guy though
4. I loved Fantasy Island. the plane the plane ..
5. I have no idea what a slip n slide is
6. My hair was always feathered. Now it's layered and short
7. Guachos!
8. I can't remember any specific toys that I really wanted. I was tomboy and always outside playn with the boys. LOL
9.see 6
10. no never did get into strawberry shortcake etc
11. Yes definitely! I had forgotten that, but that's one quirky 70's thing that I did do!
12. no not solid gold ... I wanted to be one of the kids on FAME
13. I really got into the make-up, couldn't go anywhere without being done up

Lifecruiser said...

I don't think we had exactly the same things here in Sweden, some of them we had similar things of though. But I was more of a teenager during the 70's and mostly it was all about horses, dogs and boys ;-)

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