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post #1 of 17
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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 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.

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

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 Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits.

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 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 Olson!

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink.!

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"

You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. With the thermos inside!

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.

YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!

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.

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

post #2 of 17
Wow, a lot of those take me back, but I didn't have a Holly Hobbie sleeping bag. I had one better, I had a Holly Hobbie Easy Bake Oven! I was so proud of that thing, I didn't know anyone else who had one.
post #3 of 17
You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics

I loved that song, I had the entire record and I danced around to it all the time wearing my oh so cool headband!!
post #4 of 17
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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!
For us it was really Sound of Music. Wizard of Oz was secondary. But the popcorn still came out. I had a HUGE crush on Christopher Plummer... yes, Baron Von Trapp. if i mished him singing Edelweiss, I was crushed. I always had a 'thing' for older men as a kid... heck.. still do. I also had a acrush on Gil Gerard from Buck Rogers. Now it's Gabriel Byrne, Viggo Mortensen, Bruce Willis [despite our differing political views]... and the list goes on... and I still think Plummer is a very dashing and sexy man for his age.

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You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics.
One better: this is how naive I was back then: I though Wham's Careless Whisper was actually about dancing... a few years later i figured it out... DOH!


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You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.
Yup... uh-huh... oh yeah. I wanted to be one of them so bad... danced until I was 22. Wish I still did... I'd be a heckuva lot more in shape now.

Amanda
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books (Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.)
I used to love Judy Blume books - and I've even read that book!
post #6 of 17
Wizard of Oz wasn't our only big event.
Don't forget Sound of Music and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


It was Bonnie Belle lip gloss thank you!

My sleeping bag was Raggedy Anne & Andy

Our 'yard' was the size of a postage stamp, so no swing set or Slip N Slide.
post #7 of 17
Wow, did those bring back memories! I wanted to be Laura Ingalls so bad. Think I posted about this before, but I used to dress up in a flannel nightgown, the closest I could come to a "Laura" dress, wear a sunbonnet my mom made for me and insisted on calling her and my dad "ma" and "pa." They had to call me "half pint." This went one for most of the third and fourth grades.

Also had a major crush on Shaun Cassidy and was seriously disappointed when I wasn't allowed to go to one of his concerts in the sixth grade. My youngest brother had the Fisher Price doctor's kit. It was a Xmas present when he told my parents he wanted to be a doctor someday. Now he has the real thing!

Thanks for sharing that Karen!
post #8 of 17
Oh man did that take me back! I had totally forgotten about some of those things, like the ribbon barettes - back when a rainbow was just a rainbow and didn't have a political meaning. And the friendship pins! How much money did parents blow on safety pins and beads?!?

Luckily, my best friend and I had very different taste in men. She liked Luke Duke and I liked Bo Duke. But we got in trouble with The A Team since we both liked Face.
post #9 of 17
Wow. I think just about all of those fit. Except wanting to be Laura Ingalls Wilder. I looked just like Melissa Gilbert as a kid, so I was sick to death of hearing how much I looked like Laura Ingalls. (I wanted to be Mary...I thought she was much prettier! )
post #10 of 17
There were only a couple of those that didn't apply to me.

I remember when Shrinky Dinks came out - I begged until my mom drove me to two different malls (which was a huge deal back then) to try to find them.

The other day I was in a pet store and saw Shrinky Dink pet ID tags.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
I had Hollie Hobbie Colorforms! Does that count? I had totally forgotten about the ribbon barrettes until reading that. I used to have them to match every outfit. I remember how excited I was when people started handpainting barrettes also.
post #12 of 17
You had that Fisher Price Doctor's kit with a stethoscope that actually worked
Didn't it contain a bottle of candy pills? Also, what about candy cigarettes?

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.
Yep

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.
I wouldn't say "learned", as I so sucked at skating.

You owned a "Slip-n-Slide",on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once. Yep

You owned "Klick-Klacks" and smacked yourself in the face more than once.
I loved those, even though they were hazardous to your health!

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie," not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill".
Dorothy Hamill cut here

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.
Loved that game!

You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits.
No, but I loved that show!

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once. Oh yeah!

You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole & the buckle). You mean the ones that caused blisters over the top of your foot? Yep, had those too!

Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you kept it "pretty" with the comb you kept in your back pocket. Had that one too

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.
Bo Duke all the way! We used to argue over Starsky & Hutch too! (Starsky was hot!)

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! Aww...I loved that night!

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or David Cassidy..?" I had the 8 ball, and asked the question, but not about those three.

You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album. Grease & Fame...OMG, I think I still own them!

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. OMG, yes!!! You could never get the actual start of the song, and the DJ alway hosed it up by talking over the song as it faded out!

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.
Loved Tiger Beat!

You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics.
It's not?

You drowned yourself in Love's Baby Soft - which was the first "real" perfume you ever owned .. .
Mmmhmm

you glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip gloss till it almost dripped off.
I had a Bonnie Bell raspberry. Those things were huge...I don't think I ever finished it before I got so sick of the scent!
post #13 of 17
The only thing I can relate to is Bonnie Bell...mmmmm!
post #14 of 17
Oh gosh Karen, those bring back memories.........( don't understand it though because I'm only 22)
post #15 of 17
Now I am 22 and I can Remember the Strawberry shortcake and Muppets...I use to love watching Muppet Babies!!
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom

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 had to look exactly like Farrah Fawcett and never did because it was too thick and heavy.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.
Even better-you had skates that strapped onto your sneakers!
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