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If you were a little girl in the 70’s...

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

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!

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, or the sunshine family  

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 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 in at least one school picture; and you despised Nellie Oleson!  

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink! -- yes it was!  

PONG! (‘video tennis’ ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you’ve ever heard of !  

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 some were glass inside and broke the first time you dropped them.  

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. (?? its not??)  

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.



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      Marybeth Pitner wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • OMG——I had forgotten about some of those things.
      WOW, that really took me back—-life was so simple back then, wasn’t it?!
      TO BE A LITTLE GIRL AGAIN!!!!;-estatic



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      Toddlein wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • Yes it took me back...and yes life was so simple♥
      Great memories.



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      Termite wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • WOW!! does that ever take me back!! Thanks for the memories!



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      Jenni0811 wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • Sorry....I was a little girl in the 60’s!! A grown up teen+ by then....



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      Jennifer Stewart wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • I still have my Donny & Marie barbie dolls with all of the outfits.  Let’s not forget about Andy Gibb, i was sad when he died, cuz i loved him back then.  I’m so happy to have grown up in the 70’s, life was so much simpler then.   Great list!



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      Mztracy wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • 5-15 in the 70’s

      some of those are so right on!! lol



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      Toddlein wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • Oh my gosh how could I forget Andy Gibb....I was sooo into him too! Lol.
      Thanks♥



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      Karyn Olson wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • Oh yesss....I loved Andy Gibb too...I knew all his songs by heart and had practically every poster up on my wall...it is sad he passed on at an early age....and thanks for the memories....so many good ones...happy



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      Stephanie Lawrence wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • Oh yes, I was also a very big fan of Andy Gibb......... He was sooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! too bad he died so young. I still have some of his music(a best of CD), my was was plastered with posters of him



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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • WOW!estatic thanks for the memories, but I never could skate.



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      Jenz ~ wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • Ok, I’m havn some fun with this one. HAHA
      If you were a little girl in the 70's...  

      My bike / Schwinn..lol was flourescent green/yellow & I used to tear around corners pretending it was a white vette. LOL!
      Apehanger handlebars & the banana seat with flowers on it- damn funny!
      Skates- yup! Race ya backwards! Even now! LOL!
      We watched Charlie’s Angels & wanted to grow up to be police officers! Remember “8 is Enough” too? lol!
      And the HAIRCUT- omg. Cut the long locks off for the Hamill-wedge! lol Short & Sassy shampoo? Or “Gee your hair smells terrific!”
      The freakin’ SLIP N SLIDE! Sprained my ankle!
      OMG- Holly Hobbie. I plead the 5th!! lol

      You wore a poncho, gauchos. Yes, I did. lol With BOOTS!
      Remember when the “COWEL NECK” sweater came out?
      You begged Santa for the electronic game- “BLIP!”
      Donny Osmond- 1st concert. Age: 9 Courtesy of my Grandma. HA! She rocks.
      You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once.
      YUP!
      Didn’t do the Dr Scholls thing- I liked the cork platform sandals!! Took me FOREVER to talk my Mom into allowing that!!
      Did ya all have the big Barbie head? LOL
      HIGH NECK RUFFLE SHIRT- School Pic- 10th grade. ACK! And guess what? THEY‘RE BACK! YUCK!
      You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink!
      Crush at roller rink: Check. hahahahaha

      “BLIP” ('video tennis' 2 ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you've ever heard of !  

      After the silly wedge haircut grew out, the feathered “Farrah” hair with the colored huge “Goody” comb in the back pocket of the Sasson Jeans! LMAO!

      Sa wall of the Star Wars flicks as well as CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 1st 2nd and 80th kind...lol! Remember the Soundtrack? “Do do do do DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”

      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!
      YUP!

      *NOTE Now turn on Wizard of Oz. When the 1st set of 20th Century Fox Lions come on, Turn on “Pink Floyd Dark Side of The Moon” LOL! It’s freaky!  

      MY magic 8 ball! HAHA  ANDY GIBB!
      SLUMBER PARTIES!
      I loved Grease! Still DO!
      SHRINKYDINKS!! HAHAHAHAHA Remember “Shrunken Apple Heads?”

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

      TIGER BEAT PINUPS EVERYWHERE! That explains alot...  lol!

      I had every Judy Blume book! Remember Blubber? Are you there God it’s me Margaret- that’s a classic.  

      Ever read “GO ASK ALICE“? WOW! (True story/diary)

      You drowned yourself in Love's Baby Soft - which was the first 'real' perfume you ever owned.  SURE DID!
      You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off.
      KISSING POTION
      AND! Watermelon Bonne Belle Lip Smacker! The huge one!

      Remember the music? LOL! ABBA, KC & the Sunshine Band!

      Thanks! This was funny...



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      Jenz ~ wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • OMG- I wrote a BOOK in here. SORRY!
      Andy Gibb is in my music player you guys. Scroll down towards the end if you‘re in the mood for a blast from the past. God he was so cute! :)



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      Toddlein wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • You that was so fun to read..you really got me laughing....thanks for sharing, and boy do I remember them all!



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      Polly W wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • Don’t forget the radio flyer sled you had that was handed down from older siblings!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • Only a few applied to me.  Where was I???????
      ... I was in Hong Kong, different ball games.  Sounded fun, wish I were here then.



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      Jenz ~ wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • And the ‘ball’ radio with the funny chain on it! Mine was yellow. (The radio was the size of a magic 8 ball. lol)



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      Jenz ~ wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • Ok you guys- remember Casey Casem’s TOP 40 on the radio? Did you collect 45’s before cassettes came out? Does anyone still even have a turntable? LOL
      Back then the bigger your speakers were, the cooler your stereo was... And now, it’s the complete opposite.
      And remember the big ol’ telephones before touch tone phones? Dialing a phone # took forever! lol
      I feel like a dinosaur! hahaha
      And when microwaves came out... haha



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      Mztracy wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • we still have a turntable and i have a case of 45 and we have tons of albums too. i personally love the sound of a good album!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • Jenz, I remember the phone - first it was green, then later to black.  The receiver was so heavy that I wracked myself several times on my head.  Ouch.

      By the way, emergency phone # is 999 in Hong Kong (still)... oh, I could not imagine the frustrations when one really needed to get a hold of police or ER fast..frown



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      Linni wrote Apr 12, 2009
    • OMW! i remember them all! lol
      Jenz i too had the cork platforms, and i LOVED wearing them with my bell bottoms, or my big bells! lol

      we used to play ” lawn jarts ” ALL the time! the lawn jarts from then are now illegal, however i STILL have the ones we had as a kid! lol

      i sill have my turn table, 45's and albums! i even still have my 8tracks! yes, i said 8tracks lol just no player!

      great memories! thanks for sharing!



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      UK Girl wrote Apr 12, 2009
    • Almost similiar - I had huge cork wedges and walked at snail pace with my bell bottoms on and with matching jacket - also had a big denim theme with huge bell bottoms with embroidery on and matching waistcoat and a blouse with huge tear drop sleeves - all that fabric ...

      David Cassidy - we had a magazine called Jackie  which you collected for 4 weeks a huge picture of his face and Donny O and David Bowie - my older sister had them on her bedroom ceiling depending on who she loved the most and one night Donny “fell on top of her” she screamed the house down.

      Loads of girls bunked of school to see Donny and the brothers land at Manchester airport and were seen on the 6pm local news - big trouble the next day - but worth it I’m sure



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      Amz09 wrote Apr 12, 2009
    • This list was great, but I also missed a few!  Or amazingly saw others with them and wanted them...  hahahaha  

      I grew up in Puerto Rico, then moved here (Florida) in ‘76, but in a family with 4 kids...  wow, that would have been really tough and that was quite a list of things that “we have to have“.

      I finally saw the video for “Physical” (less than 3 years ago) and OMG, I laughed so hard, not knowing all that time that it was not about exercise!

      Good memories! ohhhh



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      007pouty wrote Apr 12, 2009
    • Hmm! I was a teenager in the 70’s, but haven’t forgotten the things you were speaking of.  I had 5 brothers and 3 sisters, so someone was in that phase at the time.  Thanks for the memories!



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      Toddlein wrote Apr 12, 2009
    • I remember when we had  8tracks  and I wanted a cassette player so bad and was thrilled to get one! My gosh times have changed♥



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      Carolnphil wrote Apr 12, 2009
    • All of the above apply to me.  

      I fell off the Dr. Scholl’s sandals trying to run.  Sprained an ankle.  I loved platform shoes because they made me look taller.  I’m only 5 ft 1/2 inch on a good day.

      Had the Dorothy Hamill wedge cut which I wore a long time.

      Doused myself in Love’s Baby Soft and Love’s Misty.  Loved Agree and Herbal Essences shampoos.  Bonne Bell lipgloss was all my mother allowed me to have until I was in 9th grade.  Then came mascara, etc.

      Bought my first car for $750 in 1979 after working an entire summer at Jack in the Box.  It was a 3-speed 1974 Chevy Vega stationwagon.  Engine finally locked up after 130,000 miles.  Probably the only Vega that didn’t have an aluminum block engine.



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      Pursehappygal wrote Apr 12, 2009
    • OMG yes I did think Gopher was cute and was so mad at Julie every time she got mad at him. My favourite episodes were when Isaac Doc and Gopher cooked up mischief.And yes I had Star Wars figures and still have them. I had a Clash of the Titans iron on on my t-shirt.

      what???Physical isn’t about getting in shape?



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      Dbhc63 wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • 8tracks were the best but you had to have a match book to wedge onder the tape.



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      Cami Chitwood wrote Apr 14, 2009
    • What about our saddle back Dittos that came in every pastel color?  Our mood shirts?  Those days when we started to mature into young women and we were embarrissed not proud. I would where sweaters to cover them up and mom would be mad at me when I wouldn’t take  them off for my school photo....how times have changed.  We could get a spanking from the principle for our bad behaviors, never happened but came close! In my little town in the 70’s some of the people in town shared phone lines with other residence..strange. I was soo excited when they came out with the burst a gum that had liquid mint in the middle.  Pop rocks.  Taking all my friends watersking and dad putting us all in the back of the truck..what a blast! I think now you can only have your Dog in the back and he has to be tied down.lol! Dodgeball, tetherball! Bandanas, Farah Faccett hair..I was a BABE!! Brite light! Brady bunch paperdolls. Pinto Station wagon...yes we had one!! In the early 70’s my mom would make me take a bath before I could watch the Brady Bunch, I was 5 and I thought that while I chose to watch the Brady Bunch someone had chose to watch my Family Bunch, didn’t know they were acting.  We only got 3 channels, then they came out with cable in 1973..it was one of my highlights for the year..FRED FLINSTONE!!! Had to turn the channel on the TV, McDonalds was a treat. I didn’t know the name of one nice restaurant and my daughter wants Red Lobster or sushi...where did I go wrong!?  Whatever color of hair we were born there was no other option. Alot of innocent times, I was just watching an infomercial on oldies and those were the best of times, I have great memories attached to all of them.  I guess “Those were the Good Old Days“...I don’t think we will ever experience anything in my lifetime life that again.  I just wish my daughter could of, we had imagination, none of us were fat, because we played outside all day until the lights came on and you better be home.



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      Cami Chitwood wrote Apr 14, 2009
    • No I never thought Gopher was cute..NEVER!



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