Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Remember, Little girls during the 70's

A friend of mine sent me this email today. She said she had every single one of these things except for the Donnie & Marie dolls. I didn't have quite as many as her.

You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked.
(No, but Shorty has this)

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.
(Oh, yeah)

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.
(Got the scars on my knees to prove it)

You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)
(Maybe just a little)

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island .
(Had to sleep with the light on)

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie", not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill". People sometimes thought you were a boy.
(Dorothy Hamill all the way)

You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days.
(Never have owned a pair of rain or snow boots in my life)

You owned a "Slip-n-Slide", on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once.
(Don't remember hitting the sprinkler...do remember rocks being underneath the slip-n-slide)

You owned "Klick-Klacks" and smacked yourself in the face more than once!
(What the hell is a Klick-Klack?)

Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.
(My most prized possession was my inflatable hippo chair)

You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.
(My mother forced me to wear these - especially the knickers with the argyle socks!)

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.
(No - begged him for Street Racer)

You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits, or the sunshine family.
(No Donnie and Marie dolls here. Who is 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.
(No metal swing set here. We had a tree swing - how 1900's of us)

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color.
(Had some like Jo on Facts Of Life)

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.
(No - my mom had some Doctor Scholl's. I had Jellies)

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!
(I never really watched Little House On The Prairie except for when I went to my friend Wendy's house and she forced me to watch it. I do, however, have a picture of me in the ruffled, high-neck shirt - what a dork.)

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink!
(Think it actually might have been - oh, no it wasn't --- never mind.)

PONG! ("video tennis" ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you've ever heard of !
(Have to say I would have maimed someone to get Pacman)

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"
(Oh, yeah - never carried a comb in my back pocket though)

You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.
(Not really - do remember getting a Strawberry Shortcake glass from Taco Bell once though)

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. With the thermos inside some were glass inside and broke the first time you dropped them.
(I can't remember having the lunch box. I did have and still do have a Miss Piggy puppet)

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.
(No fighting here - I liked Boss Hogg - just kidding)

YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!
(Maybe Princess Leia)

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?"
(Didn't own a Magic 8 Ball. But if I did I would have asked it if I would marry Scott Bayo (sp?), or Rick Springfield or C. Thomas Howell or -- you get my drift)

You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album.
(I completely wore out my Eddie Rabbit album and my Abracadabra 45)

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.
(Is that what those square things were, potholders?)

You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!
(Oh, yeah)

You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.
(Oh, yeah, and I would sing along - sounded like crap)

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.
(No subscriptions, but remember buying Tiger Beat every now and then)

You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books. (Are you there God, It's Me, Margaret.)
(Loved those books)

You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics.
(What the hell? It's not?)

You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs.

You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.
(My aspirations were never that high)

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.
(Never dripped off because I always licked it off - it tasted good.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shelley, "Klick-Klacks" are those hard plastic balls, each on a string that you tried to get going and keep going and tried not to smack yourself in the face. You know. The boys loved them. Didn't last long though. They wanted something with wheels or was that legs.