Thursday, April 14, 2005

Can you remember these?

Can you remember any of these from when you were a kid? I can.


You wore a rainbow shirt that was half-sleeves, and the rainbow went up one sleeve, across your chest, and down the other.

You made baby chocolate cakes in your Easy Bake Oven and washed them down with snow cones from your Snoopy Snow Cone Machine.

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.

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie," not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill" because your Mom was sick of braiding your hair. People sometimes thought you were a boy.

Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.

You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers. (And the funny thing is, my kids wouldn't know what these are!)

You begged for the electronic game, Simon. (Ah, yes. Remember 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! Remember those???)

You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole & thebuckle). (Did you ever accidentally kick your other ankle with one of those? YEOW!!) You also had a pair of salt-water sandals.

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 inat 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.

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

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic.

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend. (Always Bo!)

Every now and then "It's a Hard Knock Life" from the movie, "Annie" will pop into your brain and you can't stop singing it the whole day.

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 sleepingbags! (LOL--not me. It always came on Sunday night--church night.)

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry: ShaunCassidy, Leif Garrett, or Rick Springfield?"

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 eyes, decoupage, or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom. Potholders - I believe they were called "loom loopers"

You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!

You used to record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.

You couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you ordered books from the Weekly Reader book club. Double score if it was a teddy bear dressed in clothing.

You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books.

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. (Now they have Skecher ones with charms--LOL)

You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.

You had a Big Wheel with a brake on the side, and a Sit-n-Spin. (Now the kids have a sit-n-spin that plays music!)

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.

You spent all your allowance on stickers for your sticker album!


Thanks for walking with me down Memory Lane. : )
(Red comments are my own)

I had ALL of those except the Holly Hobbie sleeping bag! (And my metal lunch box was Snoopy.) Thanks for the memory lane trip. I gotta couple girlfriends that I will be talking to about this for the rest of the day!
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