Gee My Hair Smells Terrific

  1. Dutchgirl's poem made me think about the things I remember from my childhood and adolescence:

    Honda Civics that were the size and shape of a box
    The advent of self serve gasoline and the general consensus that it would never last
    Nylon Adidas gym bags
    Pro-Keds
    Thom McAn and Kinney's shoe stores
    Movie theaters with 2 screens seeming exciting and progressive
    Mr. Salty Pretzels in the blue box
    Snyder's of Hanover potato chips in the silver bag
    Rabbit ears TV antenna
    8-tracks
    Buying music to listen to at a record store
    Bonne Bell Lip Smackers that came in huge, brightly colored plastic tubes
    Love's Baby Soft cologne
    Tube socks
    Jordache jeans
    macrame belts
    The phrases ''Kiss my grits'' and ''Sit on it'' seeming clever!
    Those horrible short shorts with a stripe down the side of them... shudder
    Pudding cups that were in metal containers with a pull top
    Gelatin molds
    Knox blox
    Sledding down ''suicide hill'' and neither our parents nor the town tried to stop us. Nowadays, no way a town would let you do that b/c of liability concerns
    Playing on the grounds of our town's historic courthouse (we pretended it was the medieval castle that it resembled) after they had shut down for the night and never once being approached by security guards or cops, wanting to see ID and hear an explanation for our presence
    Riding in an elevator that was manned by an operator
    Class size was determined solely on the basis of who enrolled that year; there were no mandated maximum limits.
    A restaurant meal was the exception and home cooked meals were the rule rather than vice versa
    Favors from birthday parties included things like decks of Old Maid cards or a box of animal crackers. And you only actually got one if you won a game or contest.
    Birthday parties were held in homes... And there was no petting zoo, ponies or Astro jumps there!
    Easy Curl
    Drowsy
    Garanimals
    Smurfs

    I'm sure there's more, but I'm tired now!

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  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Chocolate "Koogle"
    The Bugaloos
    Liddle Kiddles dolls
    Growing Hair Chrissy dolls
    Trick-or-treating and being able to eat popcorn balls, candied apples and other home-made stuff without worry. Now, there's no way you could eat them, but the treats are all store bought now, anyway.
    Candy cigarettes.
    No one in the whole family wearing a seat belt, kids without car seats.
    The 13 cent stamp.
    Welcome Back Kotter.
    Having a black & white TV with rabbit ears and aluminum foil on them. Changing the channel with pliers.
    My mom's 1964 T-Bird.
    My dad's 1967 GTO.
    My mom saying "If only I could make $10,000 a year, we'd be rich."
    My parents having a new house built, and paying the "outrageously high" price of $39,000. for a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 living areas, 2 car garage brand new house.
    Sleeping on the front porch during the summer.
    Dittos jeans, with a big plastic comb in the back pocket.
    Making chains out of soda can pop tops.
    Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Nov 18, '06
  4. by   H ynnoD
    Cracker Jacks had more then 1 peanut
    Gas only cost a quarter a gallon
    Banana seats on bicycles,sissy bars
    bb gun fights
    penny candy
    swimming in canals
    Driving at only 14 and no one cared i did'nt have a license
    Not locking the doors
    High Water Pants were cool
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Hammer pants
    The red Michael Jackson leather jacket with all the metal on it
    Trolls
    Peaches and Cream Barbie
    Charm bracelets
    Slapwrap bracelets
    Slinkys
    Roos shoes that has the little zip pocket on the side
    Pom-pom socks
    "Button your fly" Levi's sweatshirts
    Pixy stix
    Bazooka bubble gum, 1 cent a piece
    Turning the plastic sled into a "snowsurf" board by standing up on it
    Big League shredded chewing gum
    GI Joe
    My Little Pony
    Snoopy's girlfriend "Belle"
  6. by   sirI
    No computers
    Rotary phones
    Two shorts and a long
    Poodle skirts
    Cramming as many people as you can in a telephone booth
    Telephone booths
    Howdy Doody
    B&W TV
    10 cent picture show
    Live TV
    No cursing on TV
    Brownie cameras
    Icebox
  7. by   Tweety
    Gee Mercy, why such small print for an old man to read?? LOL

    A patient had a can of "Pssssssssst" at her bedside and that brought back some memories. I didn't know they made that stuff anymore.
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from siri
    No computers
    Rotary phones
    Two shorts and a long
    Poodle skirts
    Cramming as many people as you can in a telephone booth
    Telephone booths
    Howdy Doody
    B&W TV
    10 cent picture show
    Live TV
    No cursing on TV
    Brownie cameras
    Icebox

    Siri, how old are you and where did you live that there were 10 cent "picture shows"???

    I remember when I visited my relatives in the deep south they didn't say "movie" they said "picture show". "Wanna go to a picture show?", and I said "huh?". But they were a bit more than 10 cents.
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from H ynnoD
    Cracker Jacks had more then 1 peanut
    Gas only cost a quarter a gallon
    Banana seats on bicycles,sissy bars
    bb gun fights
    penny candy
    swimming in canals
    Driving at only 14 and no one cared i did'nt have a license
    Not locking the doors
    High Water Pants were cool


    I remember penny candy. We'd walk a mile to the 7-11 with just a dime or quarter in our pocket.
  10. by   sirI
    Quote from Tweety
    Siri, how old are you and where did you live that there were 10 cent "picture shows"???

    I remember when I visited my relatives in the deep south they didn't say "movie" they said "picture show". "Wanna go to a picture show?", and I said "huh?". But they were a bit more than 10 cents.
    Child, I'm ancient.

    Yup, the Majestic was 10 cents a show. And, yes, called 'em picture shows. I still do.:chuckle
  11. by   SouthernLPN2RN
    Quote from Tweety
    Gee Mercy, why such small print for an old man to read?? LOL

    A patient had a can of "Pssssssssst" at her bedside and that brought back some memories. I didn't know they made that stuff anymore.
    What's Psssssst?
  12. by   muffie
    thanks for the trips down memory lane
    i wished they still made gee your hair smells terrific
    used to use it all the time

    wide leg jeans
    platform shoes
    velour tops
    gauchos
    bomber jackets
    8 trak tapes
    lip smackers
    toe socks
    bay city rollers


    oh the memories
    Last edit by muffie on Nov 18, '06 : Reason: more memories to date myself
  13. by   missninaRN
    Short and Sassy/Long and Silky shampoo.
    Flavored roll-on lip gloss.
    Earth shoes.
    Long dangly earrings made of feathers.
    Angel's Flight suits for guys with silky shirts.
    Disco dresses made of Qiana fabric.
    My Paul Michael Glasier t-shirt.
    Eight track tapes.
    Wearing high waisted pants with a skinnny leather belt.
    Candies shoes.
    Macrame vests and purses.
    Hairstyles with "wings".
    Gunne Sax dresses.
  14. by   Tweety
    Quote from southernlpn
    What's Psssssst?
    It was popular for a while in the 70's, or at least I remember the commercials, but haven't heard much about it in a long time. It's probably good for bedridden patients actually.


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