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post #31 of 42
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Remember "Incredible Edibles"? You made them and then you ate them - they were like plastic?

And speaking of Halloween, going trick-or-treat with your friends instead of your mom or dad? And throwing together a costume from what you had lying around VS paying $20 at Wal-Mart? (And because Wal-Mart didn't exist)

"Little Kiddles" dolls (the pre-cursor to Polly Pockets)?

Wearing dresses only to school? (We girls weren't allowed to wear pants in my county until I was in the 5th grade in 1969- how absolutely unfair, since we walked to school)
My neighbors had Incredible Edibles. Blech.

The only bought part of my Halloween costumes were the masks and most of them were simple and not character ones. I did have Morticia Addams one year.

I had Skediddle Kiddles.

You could wear slacks to school but only in extremely cold weather and you wore them under your dress and took them off when you got to school.

Remember when all male teachers wore ties and dress shirts?
post #32 of 42
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You could wear slacks to school but only in extremely cold weather and you wore them under your dress and took them off when you got to school.

Remember when all male teachers wore ties and dress shirts?
Oh my gosh, I'd forgotten that - we had to wear pants under dresses, too - and take them off at school.

And yes, I think through high school (mid 70's) the teachers dressed up.

Also, moving up to the 70's now (per lil maggie) - dancing the "bump"

McDonalds serving pop (soda to everyone out of WV) in GLASSES (I still have my Ronald McDonald one)

Lying out in the sun all day using baby oil (I'll pay for that one!)

With more time I could think of more...

Oh, remember Gremlins? (It was a car - oddly shaped) And Pacers?
post #33 of 42
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Oh, remember Gremlins? (It was a car - oddly shaped) And Pacers?
Yep. Friend across the road had a Gremlin (magenta IIRC) and I rode in a Pacer. Small, but seats wide enough for my fat butt. I liked it. We had station wagons.

Captain Kangaroo before he moved to PBS.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3w7w58CREY
post #34 of 42
Tom Terrific!

Beanie and Cecil!!
post #35 of 42
Creepy Crawlers
Fun Flowers
Lead soldier kit (you actually melted lead and poured it into soldier shaped molds)
Spirograph
inkwells! (ok, my school didn't still use ink, but we had the inkwell holes in our desks)
black & white TV
sizzler dresses
hot pants
little drinks in wax bottles
candy cigarettes
I loved staying up late to watch a "cartoon movie."


I don't miss white lipstick and typewriters though.

BTW, I think clackers and Jarts (lawn darts) were outlawed - at least in some states, as were candy cigarettes.
post #36 of 42
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We didn't have inkwells but I remember fountain pens that you had to put ink cartriges in. They use to leak all over your clothes

I'm glad I kept my lawn jart game!
post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by Rockcat View Post
sizzler dresses
hot pants
I wore sizzler dresses in the 7th grade - much to my mother's unhappiness. The undies always matched the dress. I was tall, so they were even shorter.

And hot pants were big the same year - I loved them.

You are correct - candy cigs were outlawed - they have "candy sticks" now (pretty much the same thing)

I had forgotten about "Beanie & Cecil" - but I watched it! And "Rocky & Bullwinkle".

Speaking of TV in the 70's - remember that great Saturday night lineup?
All in the Family, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, and Carol Burnett?
(It shows that I had no social life, huh?)
post #38 of 42
I miss variety shows like Carol Burnett and Red Skelton.
post #39 of 42
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I have a DVD player but also have an old VHS player. I ran across a special on VHS I forgot I taped geez, it's been a long time ago, about Carol Burnett's Life. It shows a ton of The Carol Burnett Show, yep...I miss that show too. It's an hour program and I'm going to copy it to DVD and keep it

Does anyone remember the cartoons Big World of Little Adam and Mr Wizard with professor Peabody? Was that part of The Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon? I'm going senile


I use to love the old SNL with Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray!!
post #40 of 42
TV:
Land of the Lost
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
Shazam
Nancy Drew Mysteries
Hardy Boys Mysteries (Shawn Cassidy and Parker Stevenson!)
Donny and Marie
Sonny and Cher
Josie and the Pussycats
The Partridge Family
Brady Bunch
I Dream of Jeannie
Petticoat Junction
Hee Haw
The Wonderful World of Disney
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Columbo (still love those)
Perry Mason

We watched a lot of TV it seems Always on a small black and white TV.

Toys:
Timey Tell
Baby Tender Love
Dawn dolls (tiny things)
Chrissy
Kologne Kiddle dolls
Mrs Beasley
Barbie - remember the wigs?
Lincoln Logs

Trying to catch fireflies.
Watermelon, seeing who could spit seeds the best
Hot summer nights spent sleeping in front of a box fan (still do that)
Sleeping with my little brothers in the backseat of big, ol' cars. Plenty of room!
Drive-in theaters
Dairy Queen sundaes after races on Saturday nights
A&W root beer in my own little glass mug
post #41 of 42
Candy I remember:
Lotsa Fizz
1 cent and 5 cent candies
black licorice pipes
candy and chocolate cigarettes with the stupid paper on them
wax lips
Nik-L-Nip, those wax bottles with juice inside
pop rocks
Pixy Stix - we LIVED on these!
Bottlecaps
Gobstoppers
Nerds
caramel apple suckers
candy necklaces and bracelets
gum cigars
Lik-m-Aid
Junior Mints
freezies and popsicles - they were really cheap at our corner store!
those little cups of vanilla ice cream with the wooden stick for a spoon

Things I remember doing:
building snow forts
riding bikes with apehanger handlebars and sissy bars
watching Telemiracle and figure skating with my mom
riding on the gas tank of my dad's 1980 Yamaha motorcycle
building tree forts
having water fights in the middle of the street
throwing water balloons
watching Hammy the Hamster and Rocky and Bullwinkle with my dad
playing NES and Game Boy
pretending I was Link from the Legend of Zelda
going to A&W
Cubs!!
camping and buying foam airplanes and caramel apple suckers and playing on the beach
post #42 of 42
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It's 10pm here and what's on the History Channel? All about the 70's
Right now it's on the first TV video game - Pong!

Remember jets breaking of the sound barrier? Wow that was loud!
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