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Old 07-19-2006, 03:04 PM   #16
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Playing with Tonka trucks & matchbox cars no cheap plastic crap... (i was such a tomboy )
Toys WITHOUT batteries

two words....tree house...built from scrap wood dad kept in the shed...not one that comes out of a box ready to assemble
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I know...esp some of the clothes our parents made us wear**shudder**...I had a pea green pair of toddler bell bottoms and a yellow and orange hippie shirt

What about the home hair cuts ........especially the 70's fringe cut! Mum is banned from trimming my daughter's hair,mum killed her fringe.......it took months to look good againlucky my little girl was 3 at the time.
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^omg the hair..I forgot about the hair luckly I was almost 3 when the 70's were over so I didn't have to worry too much......but the 80's
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I know...esp some of the clothes our parents made us wear**shudder**...I had a pea green pair of toddler bell bottoms and a yellow and orange hippie shirt
We lived in a world of "harvest gold" and "avacado green"
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I was born in 1978
Me too.

Although, we're not oldies yet. Are we?

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Oh dear god, I remember the hair. My mom thought it would be cute if I had an afro. My hair is extremely curly, so it looked pretty bad. I've tried to eliminate all the pictures of me looking like that, but it's kinda hard when some of them are in frames at my parent's place. I think they'd notice they were missing.
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Great post!!!!!
Count me in as another survivor. I was born in the great year of 1969. I survived the 70's. I remember riding in the car all the time without seatbelts. In fact I think all the seatbelts got pushed way down into the back of the seats because we never use them. There were no seatbelt laws back then.

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We lived in a world of "harvest gold" and "avacado green"


Our kitchen was harvest gold. It was so awful looking back at it now.
At the time though, we were hip and in style.
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Being born in '59 I wore the bell bottoms, flares, orange (and paisly) shirts, an afro and for the 80's I had a two-tone mullet! (And I was as cool as ****). I remember up until the age of around 12 having a black and white TV with 3 channels. Never wore seat belts. Would kneel on the back seat and wave to the drivers behind. They would wave back because THEY WERNT ON THEIR DAM CELL PHONES!

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Would I change it? After seeing The Clash, The Strangles, Talking Heads, The Ramones, Jam, Boomtown Rats & Floyd at the end of the 70s/early 80's?
Not a chance!
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Oh dear god, I remember the hair. My mom thought it would be cute if I had an afro. My hair is extremely curly, so it looked pretty bad. I've tried to eliminate all the pictures of me looking like that, but it's kinda hard when some of them are in frames at my parent's place. I think they'd notice they were missing.
I bet you where adorable I think afro's are cool

I was born in 1978. I remember the late 80's very well
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I think that's a problem for adults now as well as kids
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We lived in a world of "harvest gold" and "avacado green"
This is soooo true and oh so gross! My mother STILL has SHAG CARPET in parts of her house...gray in one room and avacado green in another AND....her original kitchen countertops, formica, "harvest gold" but we call it babysh*t color. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh the memories!

THANK YOU for this thread Kevin, it's I am sitting here now smiling remembering dozens upon dozens of things from my growing up years during simpler times! I was born in 1956 so I am a child of the 60's and 70's.

Mostly I remember never being bored, even summers....we'd be outside at first light and our parents would call us home at dark then we would go back outside many nights after supper catching fireflies in bottles, telling ghost stories, playing kick the can or hide n seek. Day times we played in trees, orchards, built forts and used our IMAGINATIONS! We played ball on dead end streets! We waited for and chased the Ice Cream Truck every day for popsicles and penny bubble gum. Man.....those were the days!
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Mostly I remember never being bored, even summers....we'd be outside at first light and our parents would call us home at dark then we would go back outside many nights after supper catching fireflies in bottles, telling ghost stories, playing kick the can or hide n seek. Day times we played in trees, orchards, built forts and used our IMAGINATIONS! We played ball on dead end streets! We waited for and chased the Ice Cream Truck every day for popsicles and penny bubble gum. Man.....those were the days!
For the record, though I grew up in the 90's I still did pretty much all of these things...I live (yes I still live in the same house I did growing up) in one of those neighborhoods that sends out weekly news fliers, and has a neighborhood watch program, and a school, and all that (hope you get where i'm going with all that) so everybody knew everyone else, and we would all go out and play stupid games at night, and have snowball fights at the park, and catch fireflys, and i'm getting really sad now because i'm leaving for college in two weeks, on the other side of the US so I'm gonna stop now

But I can relate to the being born in the wrong decade thing that was brought up earlier...my mom always says she should have grown up in the 70s (she was born in 67 so the oldest she got in the 70s was 13, so she conciders herself an 80s child) and I should have grown up in the 80s, and it's true.
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we would go back outside many nights after supper catching fireflies in bottles
We use to do that all the time. I do that now with my children. We have so much fun running around the yard catching them. We see who catches the most, then let them all go at once.

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We waited for and chased the Ice Cream Truck every day for popsicles and penny bubble gum.
My husband told me when he was a kid he and his friends would chase the mosquito trucks when they came around.



Yeah, I remember I hated it when the President spoke on t.v. He was on every channel and there was no cable or Direct TV. I remember turning the knob on the t.v. set to change channels. No remote or buttons to push.
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I still love to chase fireflies

3 channels on TV we had that until 3 years ago then got cable only for the highspeed internet...we are dropping the cable though...crap

Avacado green and harvest gold world omg...I remember we had a gold fridge, my highchair was green and orange
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Born in 1970, climbing trees, playing football in the garden, conkers,collecting Corona bottles for 5p each, penny chews and Fizz bombs, the excitement of finding a pound note in the road, playing Tin can alley and action man [before he got all PC], watching and playing as Starsky & Hutch. Oh just to go back for one day.
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