Those were the days!

I get a tremendous amount of email each day.  My family and friends love to pass on all those cutesie little emails wishing me luck and good fortune or gloom and doom if I don't forward on.  I also get religious ones telling me if I am not ashamed I would forward – well I am not ashamed but I delete. I've been deleting for some time now. 

I used to press that forward button and send on to all my contacts but then after my computer crashed and I got so many viruses that my motherboard fried, I decided it was time to stop.  That and the fact that I received the same damn stuff over and over again – FROM THE SAME PEOPLE nonetheless!  So I am reformed.

However, this morning I did pass on the following email:


         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. 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. (I called them Ka-Bangers)

         You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie," not to mention the
"Dorothy Hamill". People sometimes thought you were a boy.(What was my mother thinking!!)

         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.

        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.  (is this an east coast thing??) {I am thinking these are the jelly shoes!}

         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 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.

       ~ 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!

         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. (You mean it wasn't!)
         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.


Yes, I received this email time and time again, but it was a bit different this time.  Maybe I was feeling nostalgic, but all but three items were dead on!  (hated Star Wars, Hollie Hobbie, and Strawberry Shortcake)

I remember my grandmothers house and the little cheap store at the corner where I would purchase my lip gloss for 25 cents! All my make-up came from that store, my eyeliner, blush, lipliner, the whole kit and kaboodle!

I played hours on end with Simon trying to beat my previous record of 47 blinking lights, 2 yellow, 3 blue, 1 red, 2 green, 1 blue, 1 red, 1 blue, etc – you get my point! It was addicting!

I didn't own a Slip and  Slide but my cousins did. I hated it!  But I wanted one, and begged for one, only to hear my mother say NO! (She was mean!)

Bicycle seats these days are uncomfortable! Bring back the banana seat!

My first kiss was not at the roller rink where I would hear "Another one bites the Dust" every time I visited, but instead it was in my friends garage.  Yeah – dont' ask!

I thought Gopher was cute – I love a guy who could make me laugh!

I have long black curly hair. I didn't always have that.  My mom thought I looked adorable with the pixie, so much so that she wants me to cut it again – did I mention she was mean? well she is insane too!

I loved watching The Wizard of Oz, and even The Sound of Music and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – three highlights of the year. But who could forget the Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights!

I thought I was the only one who had a tipping swingset!  My father said I was too rough with it, that is why it was always popping out of the ground!  I also threw blankets over it and made a huge tent like a circus!

I made those barrettes and the pins.  I was very crafty – still am but just not with all the time in the world like I used to.

Not only did I have those kitten t-shirts, but I had one of Sean Cassidy and John Stamos too!  Now my daughter loves Jesse on the reruns of "Full House" – I should have never thrown that shirt out!

I didn't own a Muppets lunch pail but I did love the Muppet Show, why aren't there more shows like that on TV anymore?  That was a great show!

I hated Star Wars, still do.

And you could read my other post about Judy Blume books!  I did really learn all there was to know from that lady! Now I am passing along her wisdom to my children! Why not!!

So you see, this email brought back the memories of the 'good ole days' for me! So I had to share it with everyone!  Oh and by the way, I had wings but I think the boys like the feathered look better!  They like the way "Krissy" (the popular 8th grader in my class) would brush her hair from the front back and it would all fall in place.  PUH-lease.  Ok so one bad memory! But Jerry (my first kiss!) let me try on his leather jacket and not her – so HAH!


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