IF YOU WERE A LITTLE GIRL IN THE 70’S…… You h…

February 21, 2007

IF YOU WERE A LITTLE GIRL IN THE 70’S……

You had that Fisher Price Doctor’s Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked.
Unfortunately not, I had already grown out of this type of toy when it came out.

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.
I TOTALLY had a bike with a banana seat and a basket with flowers.

You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)
I never thought Gopher was cute.

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island.
No! Why?

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.
My skates had plastic/rubber wheels but I think that is because I learned in the 80s

You had either a “bowl cut” or “pixie”, not to mention the “Dorothy Hamill”. People sometimes thought you were a boy.
I never had any of these cuts. I wanted to be Stevie Nicks. My hair was always long.

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.

Never had the Dorothy Hamill, Moon boots (whatever that is), or a Slip N Slid

You owned “Klick-Klacks” and smacked yourself in the face more than once !
I had Kabangers – KaBangers, to the left, KaBangers to the right. Kabangers, Kabangers, Kabangers Dynomite. Kabangers.

Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.
No! Holly Hobbie sleeping bag but a lot of Holly Hobbie things

You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.
I did wear gouchos and panchos but I have no idea what the hell a knicker is. I believe that is what they call underwear in some countries.

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.
I didn’t have Simon nor did I want it but my sister had it and we played a lot

You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits, or the sunshine family
I DID have Donny and Marie dolls but I think I had Donny and my little sister had Marie or vice
versa. I still have Donny somewhere in my closet.

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once.
I had a swing set but it NEVER tipped. It threatened whenever we were on it but never actually did.

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color
I never did the ribbon thing but my family weren’t crafty folks

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.
Dr. Scholls…oh yeah…I loved them, probably why my feet always hurt now and why I go
monthly for a shot in my heel for my spur. Damn getting old sucks sometimes. I have no idea what salt-water sandals are

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 had Laura clothes but man I wanted to be her and I totally wanted Charles Ingalls to be my dad. I DID hate Nelly.

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink!
Didn’t think about kissing in the 70s(I don’t think)

PONG! (“video tennis” ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you’ve ever heard of !
Never played Pong (even now…I have no idea what that even looks like)

You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.
I think I knew who they were but I was not into Strawberry Shortcake

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”
I so loved my Wings and never felt like they were feathery enough. I always carried a big fat comb in my pocket and constantly flipped my hair.

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 had a white Barbie lunchbox and then the Sweathogs from Welcome Back Carter. My thermos constantly broke.

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.
My friend’s weren’t into the Dukes and I was totally in love with Bo Duke (Mr. John Schneider who is now on Smallville). The Dukes were on from 1979 – 1985. But sometime between 82 and 83 the Dukes were replaced by some other boys who I didn’t like. When the original cast came back I had grown out of the show. I am full of useless information like that. I had to be home on Friday’s at 8:00 to watch and then met my friends on the stoop at 9:00 if it was Summer.

YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!
I DIDN’T have Star War figures but I think my little sister had Hans Solo

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!
Oh yeah, we loved the Wizard of Oz…it was so much fun to sit down and watch it complete with commercials and all.

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: “Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or David Cassidy?”
My sister had the Magic 8 Ball and I did ask if I would get married more than a few times.

You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album.
I loved Saturday Might Fever and Grease. While Saturday Night was a little scary with one girl getting raped and one guy committing suicide I did like the music and who didn’t love Travolta?

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.
I was not into crafts as a kid.

You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!
I did make shrinky dinks but mostly with kids I babysat for. Imagine? Nothing like a little kid turning on an oven and putting little plastic things in it.

You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.
Oh my God! I totally taped all my favorite songs off the radio. I even recorded my favorite TV shows if I like the theme song.

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.
I did have a subscription to Tiger Beat and my walls were covered with posters torn from the pages.

You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books.(Are you there God, It’s me, Margaret.)
I LOVED Judy Blume but I doubt I learned all my girl issues from her books. That’s what girlfriends with older brothers were for.

You thought Olivia Newton John’s song “Physical” was about aerobics. (?? its not??)
I knew that Physical was not about exercise but I thought it was about making out.

You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart
I did have a few shoelaces with fun things on them…but the most embarrassing part is when I followed the trend to attach bells to my shoelaces.

You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.
I didn’t want to be a Solid Gold Dancer but I loved watching. We didn’t have MTV or videos so this was when you got to see that popular song on the radio being performed. It was the only time you got to see the singer.

You drowned yourself in Love’s Baby Soft – which was the first “real” perfume you ever owned.
I loved Loves Baby Soft but my favorite was *cough* Sweet Honesty from Avon

You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off.
I wasn’t addicted

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4 Responses to “IF YOU WERE A LITTLE GIRL IN THE 70’S…… You h…”

  1. Bekkah said

    Omigosh, this totally cracked me up! I’m guilty of so many things on this list 🙂

    BTW – From what I recall, PONG was basically a black screen with a white bar on each side of the screen…you sat there and moved your bar up and down while hitting a small white dot back and forth…fascinating…20+ years ago.

    I’m gonna go make a god’s eye now…

  2. BETH CARPENTER said

    I CAN TOTALLY RELATE TO WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
    I AM ALMOST 40 AND I STILL LONG TO GO BACK TO THE DAYS OF DISCO MUSIC AND ROLLER BOOGIE.
    HOW SAD IS IT THAT I ACTUALLY KNOW ALL THE LYRICS TO ALMOST ALL THE MUSIC THEY PLAY ON THE OLDIES STATION. ESPICALLY ANYTHING BY THE BEE GEES OR THE EAGLES.
    I WAS A LITTLE HOUSE FAN AS WELL, SAW EVERY EPISODE MADE. HAD A HUGE CRUSH ON SHAUN CASSIDY AND HENRY WINKLER.
    TOO BAD WE CAN’T GO BACK IN TIME AND LIVE DURING THE 1970’S FOREVER.

  3. alisha said

    wow i was born in 71 and i remeber it all. those were such great times . i have 2 girls and i read it to them . theses kids now a days have no idea of what a great time period that was. thanks for the memories!!!!!!

  4. Remember Kabangers, until they were taken off the market?

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