You were a little girl in the 70's if.....

  1. my cousin sent this to me. see how many of us thirtysomethings can relate to the following....

    subject: you were a little girl in the 1970's if . . .

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

    2) made baby chocolate cakes in your easy bake oven. you
    washed them down with snow cones from your snoopy snow cone machine.

    3) had that fisher price doctor's kit with a stethoscope that
    actually worked. after training with these tools you became an
    expert at the game "operation".

    4) owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a basket. in the early 80's you moved onto the ever popular 10-speed. gosh that seat hurt!

    5) ever owned roller skates with metal wheels.

    6) thought gopher from love boat was cute. (admit it!)

    7) had nightmares after watching fantasy island.

    8) had rubber boots for rainy/snowy days - remember moon boots (you then advanced to duck shoes in the 80s)?

    9) had either a "bowl cut" or a "pixie", not to mention the
    "dorothy hamill" because your mom was sick of braiding your hair. how traumatic when people thought you were a boy.

    10)...your holly hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.

    11) wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.

    12) begged santa for the electronic game, simon.

    13) had the donnie and marie dolls with those pink and purple shredded outfits.

    14) spent hours out back on your metal swing set
    with the trapeze.

    15) had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color.

    16) ever had a pair of doctor scholl's sandals
    (the ones with the buckle).

    17)...your hello kitty pencil case was cuter than anyone else's.

    18) 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!

    19) wanted your first kiss to be at the roller rink.

    20)...your hairstyle was described as having "wings" and you kept it
    pretty with the comb you kept in your back pocket.

    21) know who strawberry shortcake is, as well as her friends, blueberry muffin and huckleberry pie.

    22) carried a muppets lunch box to school.

    23) and your girlfriends would fight over which of the dukes of hazard was your boyfriend.

    24)...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.

    25) had star wars action figures, too.

    26) thought unicorns were real.

    27) was a big event in your household each year when the "wizard of oz" would come on tv. break out the popcorn and sleeping bags!

    28) ever asked your magic-8 ball the question: "who will i
    marry...shawn cassidy, leif garrett, or rick springfield?"

    29) completely wore out your grease, saturday night fever, and fame soundtrack albums (8-tracks?)

    30) tried to do lots of arts and crafts things, like yarn and
    popsicle stick god's eyes of those weird pot holders made on
    a plastic loom. not to mention lanyards!

    31) made shrinky-dinks!

    32) used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your
    portable tape recorder up to the speaker.

    33) couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you ordered books from the weekly reader book club.

    34) learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from judy blume books (are you there god? it's me, margaret.)

    35) thought olivia newton john's song, "physical"
    was about aerobics.

    36) wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs.

    37) had colorforms.

    38) wanted to be a solid gold dancer.

    39) had a big wheel with a brake on the side, and a sit-n-spin.

    40) had subscriptions to dynamite and tiger beat.

    pass this along to all of the other 30-something's you know!

    okay, who is going to confess????
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  3. by   eltrip
    2,4,5,6,11,18,27,& 32.

    And I watched Donny & Marie every week, too! Does anyone remember the Saturday morning shows, "Isis" or "The Kids from C.A.P.E.R.?" Such fun!

    Oooh, and did anyone else stay up late & watch "Don Kirchner's Rock Concert?"
  4. by   LasVegasRN
    Fine. Joy, I stayed up late and watched Don Kirchners's Rock Concert. The first group I remember seeing was singing "Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a deuce, you know the rumor in the night.. BLINDED by the light".

    And I have already admitted to having 5 Bay City Rollers albums. Now stop torturing me.
  5. by   nrselisa
    I admit to all of them!!! Thank you so much! I loved reading that & can't wait to share it! I am so glad I grew up in the 70s. They were so fun!!!

  6. by   Beach_RN
    #'s 2,3,6,11,12,13,16,18,20,21,24,25,28,29,31,32,34,35 ,36,37,38,39,40!

    "I'm A LIttle Bit Country... I'm A LIttle Bit Rock N Roll" Every Friday Night with Donny and Marie! Love LIttle House on the Prarie.. OOOOhhh I hated that Nelly! Loved Shawn Cassidy... Da doo Run Run, Da Doo Run Run! and of course.... Dr. Noah Drake aka Rick Springfield...I wanted to be Jesse's Girl!

    Could not live without my Tiger Beat!

    You mean to tell me Let's get Physical was not about Aerobics?????

    oh The Memories!

  7. by   Zee_RN
    Was age 11 in 1970; 20 in 1979. Not quite a "little girl" in the 70s but I remember a great deal of that, even if I never did make Shrinky-dinks (but my younger brother did). Colorforms go WAY back. I loved Colorforms!!
  8. by   cactus wren
    Durn it !!! These make me feel just ancient as I can remember all of them..........for MY kids........One of my girls had her papered with Shawn and Rick posters, probably from Teen Beat..... :roll
  9. by   dianacs
    Oh yes, I admit to many of those. Especially the Donny and Marie dolls. They even had little holes in their fingers to hold the mike!
  10. by   PennyLane
    That is so funny. I shared it with some co-workers. I loved colorforms too! Especially Smurf ones. I also really liked those 3-D viewers--anyone remember those?
    I had 22 out of 40! Weekly Reader and Solid Gold! Wow I feel old! And I'm only 26!

    p.s. I was at the party store yesterday getting stuff for my son's birthday party, and guess what they're stocking now? Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears party merchandise! Plates, cups, banners, pens, party favors, etc! Real blast from the past there! I told my hubby I wanted a Strawberyy Shortcake birthday party! He just rolled his eyes!

  13. by   kristi915
    It's the Care Bears 20th anniversary!!! I have the DVD!!! I watched it yesterday!! And, my boyfriend is trying to get all the care bear teddy bears from ebay!
  14. by   Stargazer
    1, 3, 4, 14, 20, 27, 38

    And for the record--

    *They weren't "wings", they were "feathered bangs", and if you had those AND platform sandals, you ROCKED.

    *The annual showing of The Wizard of Oz is still a big deal at my house, as are the annual showings of The Sound of Music, and all the classic Christmas cartoons: Rudolph, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Grinch

    *I STILL want to be a Solid Gold Dancer. I do. And I can't hear The Police's "We Are Spirits In The Material World" or "Jenny 867-5309" or anything by Rick Springfield on the radio without thinking of Solid Gold.

    I'll add another--how many of us can SING the Preamble to the US Constitution thanks to Schoolhouse Rocks!?