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#1 Old 02-17-2007, 12:19 PM
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OK, I couldn't stand it, all those 70's and 80's threads. I'm evidently older than dirt, so I thought I'd add THIS little trip down memory lane for the two or three of us who remember (the scary thing is, MANY of these things are popular again.)



**Disclaimer - These are slanted a bit towards the girly side of things because...well...I'm female so I happen to remember those things better... sorry guys.



You know you grew up in the 60's if:



You can sing the theme to "Gilligan's Island."

You ever wore a corduroy jumper with fishnet tights.

You were a member of the Beatle's fan club.

You owned at least 20 Little Kiddle's

You ever told someone to "look it up in their Funk and Wagnalls".

You watched Captain Kangaroo.

You'd invade the kitchen for some "Shake-a-Puddin" with a Lick-a-Maid chaser.

Red Hots, Hot Tamales. Otter-Pops.

You put playing cards in the spokes of your bike because it sounded cool.

You had a pixie haircut

You got up early on Saturday mornings to watch The Flintstones.

You drove your parents nuts singing all the songs from Mary Poppins.

You'd go to the dime store for taffy sheets, wax lips, candy cigarettes (and pretend to smoke them), Fire Sticks, Green Apple Sticks, Razzles, Sweet-Tarts and Chik-o-stiks.

You ever watched the Ed Sullivan Show with your parents.

You had "groovy" Tie dye shirts.

You ripped up your bell bottoms and sewed patches all over them

You thought the Monkees were a real group, and Davy Jones was dreamy...

You had a Bewitched lunch box.

You played Candyland.

You had a Jungle Gymn.

You remember Sonny and Cher when they were together

You were pissed you were too young to go to Woodstock .

You had Pebbles and Bam Bam dolls, and Playdough, Hotwheels and Lincoln Logs.

You knew how to do "The Twist" and "The Pony".

You played Twister at parties.

You remember full service gas stations.

You played paper dolls, Betsy Mcall and read Highlights.

You tried to learn macrame.

The smell of Crayola crayons, school paste and Playdough takes you back in time...

"Say goodnight Dick"

You had an MIA bracelet.

You bought singles-45 rpm records

You remember Kurt Russell when he was in Disney movies. (rawrr)

All your friends had nicknames from "Peanuts".

Mini skirts.

Surfer culture- Frankie and Annette, the Beach Boys...

You drew smiley faces on all your notebooks and on your jeans.

You owned a Lava lamp and a troll doll.

You owned at least one black light poster.

You owned go-go boots.

You had a Superball and a Magic-8 ball and a Spirograph and a Mr. Potato Head (with his friend Cooky Cucumber).
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HAHA!!!! I am also older than dirt TNS you and I were born in the same year!!!

your list is too funny,



davey jones was dreamy!!!

oh and my mom brought up my box of 45 records!!! its covered with "Love" and "Peace" stickers!
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Another cool thread. even though I was born in 1969 - I remember ALOT of this stuff! My mom got me a pixie haircut for kindergarten - it was a bad one too!



I also found a cool website that has links for the all the decades 60's, 70's and 80's.



Skimming though the pages I couldn't believe the stuff that listed that I had totally forgotten about!



http://www.skooldays.com/decades/fashion_1960s.htm
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I remember some of that stuff I was born in 67'
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You know you grew up in the 60's if:



You can sing the theme to "Gilligan's Island."

You watched Captain Kangaroo.

Red Hots, Hot Tamales.

You got up early on Saturday mornings to watch The Flintstones.

You drove your parents nuts singing all the songs from Mary Poppins.

You'd go to the dime store for taffy sheets, wax lips, candy cigarettes (and pretend to smoke them), Fire Sticks, Green Apple Sticks, Razzles, Sweet-Tarts and Chik-o-stiks.

You ever watched the Ed Sullivan Show with your parents.

You thought the Monkees were a real group, and Davy Jones was dreamy...

You played Candyland.

You had a Jungle Gymn.

You remember Sonny and Cher when they were together

You were pissed you were too young to go to Woodstock .

You had Playdough.

You played Twister at parties.

You remember full service gas stations.

You played paper dolls, Betsy Mcall and read Highlights.

You tried to learn macrame.

The smell of Crayola crayons, school paste and Playdough takes you back in time...

"Say goodnight Dick"

You bought singles-45 rpm records

You remember Kurt Russell when he was in Disney movies. (rawrr)

Mini skirts.

You drew smiley faces on all your notebooks and on your jeans.

You owned a troll doll.

You had a Superball and a Magic-8 ball and a Spirograph and a Mr. Potato Head (with his friend Cooky Cucumber).



Not exactly exact, but very close!

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So, what now....do I have to start a 50's thread???

I was eight in 1960 so I remember all of this stuff!!!



*de ja vu*...I could swear I just posted this...I must have forgotten to hit submit!!

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You know you grew up in the 60's if:

You put playing cards in the spokes of your bike because it sounded cool.

You had a pixie haircut.

You drove your parents nuts singing all the songs from Mary Poppins.

You had "groovy" Tie dye shirts.

You played Candyland.

You had a Jungle Gymn.

You had Pebbles and Bam Bam dolls, and Playdough, Hotwheels and Lincoln Logs.

You played Twister at parties.

You remember full service gas stations.

You played paper dolls, Betsy Mcall and read Highlights.

You tried to learn macrame.

The smell of Crayola crayons, school paste and Playdough takes you back in time...

You drew smiley faces on all your notebooks and on your jeans.

You owned a Lava lamp and a troll doll.

You owned at least one black light poster.

You had a Superball and a Magic-8 ball and a Spirograph and a Mr. Potato Head (with his friend Cooky Cucumber).



These apply to me, too. I must have been either way behind the times or far ahead of when some of these things came back.

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You can sing the theme to "Gilligan's Island."

You watched Captain Kangaroo.

Red Hots, Hot Tamales. Otter-Pops.

You put playing cards in the spokes of your bike because it sounded cool.

You had "groovy" Tie dye shirts.

You ripped up your bell bottoms and sewed patches all over them

You played Candyland.

You had a Jungle Gymn.

You had Playdough, Hotwheels and Lincoln Logs.

You knew how to do "The Twist" and "The Pony".

You played Twister at parties.

You remember full service gas stations.

You played paper dolls, Betsy Mcall and read Highlights.

The smell of Crayola crayons, school paste and Playdough takes you back in time...

"Say goodnight Dick" .

You bought singles-45 rpm records

You owned a Lava lamp and a troll doll.

You owned at least one black light poster.

You had a Superball and a Magic-8 ball and a Spirograph and a Mr. Potato Head



The above apply to my childhood. (I was born in '73)

I still own a (2 ft. tall) lava lamp, and 2 Mr. Potato Heads (Darth Tater and Spud Trooper)

I wore bellbottoms a lot in high school, but never wore patches on them.



Captain Kangaroo was awesome. I heard a rumor that he was Frank Zappa's father. Not sure if that's true or not.
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You know you grew up in the 60's if:



You can sing the theme to "Gilligan's Island."

You ever told someone to "look it up in their Funk and Wagnalls".

You watched Captain Kangaroo.

You'd invade the kitchen for some "Shake-a-Puddin" with a Lick-a-Maid chaser.

Red Hots, Hot Tamales. Otter-Pops.

You put playing cards in the spokes of your bike because it sounded cool.

You got up early on Saturday mornings to watch The Flintstones.

You drove your parents nuts singing all the songs from Mary Poppins.

You'd go to the dime store for taffy sheets, wax lips, candy cigarettes (and pretend to smoke them), Fire Sticks, Green Apple Sticks, Razzles, Sweet-Tarts and Chik-o-stiks.

You had "groovy" Tie dye shirts.

You thought the Monkees were a real group, and Davy Jones was dreamy...

You played Candyland.

You had a Jungle Gymn.

You remember Sonny and Cher when they were together

...and Playdough, Hotwheels and Lincoln Logs.

You knew how to do "The Twist" and "The Pony".

You played Twister at parties.

You remember full service gas stations.

You played paper dolls, Betsy Mcall and read Highlights.

You tried to learn macrame.

The smell of Crayola crayons, school paste and Playdough takes you back in time...

"Say goodnight Dick"

You bought singles-45 rpm records

You remember Kurt Russell when he was in Disney movies. (rawrr)

Mini skirts.

Surfer culture- Frankie and Annette, the Beach Boys...

You drew smiley faces on all your notebooks and on your jeans.

You owned a Lava lamp and a troll doll.

You owned at least one black light poster.

You had a Superball and a Magic-8 ball and a Spirograph and a Mr. Potato Head (with his friend Cooky Cucumber).





yes, I played with paper dolls... Spirograph was cool! and we watched Captain Kangaroo every morning!!! (and JP Patches for all you Washington kids! )

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I thought I was a 70's kid until I read this list. Looks like I'm an older than dirt 60's kid instead.

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(and JP Patches for all you Washington kids! )



Absolutely!! I LOVED J.P. Patches!
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*dances*



I loved him cuz he didn't treat us like idiots



there's some background and stuff at www.jppatches.com

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Come On Down to the Red Door in Fremont on February 10, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. J.P. Patches (Chris Wedes) and Gertrude (Bob Newman) will both be in attendance, as will Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and other celebrity Patches Pals. At 10:30 a.m., Mayor Nickels (a Patches Pal since 1961) will be the keynote speaker.



Yay! I live in Seattle, close to Fremont, so we took my kids to this. We all got tee-shirts and pins and bought a "paver" for the fund-raiser.

<<< TOTAL J.P. Patches geek, what can I say.
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Heehee! (*Waves "Patches Pal" card!*)
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Hey, I was born in 80 but thought Davy Jones was "dreamy" when i was about 8 or so.

(I loved Nick at Night!)
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I kinda liked Dark Shadows. For a while.

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Making motor bikes out of old bikes and Briggs and Stratten rotory lawn mowers.

Watch Fred Flintstone do Winston Cigarette commercials on TV. Yaba Daba Do!
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barnabus collins, oh yes!! loved dark shadows!

i was finding it late night not too long ago on one of the cable channels!
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[/QUOTE]

You know you grew up in the 60's if:



You can sing the theme to "Gilligan's Island."

You watched Captain Kangaroo.

You watched The Flintstones (on my lunch hour).

You drove your parents nuts singing all the songs from Mary Poppins.

You'd go to the convenience store for taffy sheets, wax lips, candy cigarettes (and pretend to smoke them), and Sweet-Tarts.

You had "groovy" Tie dye shirts.

You played Candyland.

You had a Jungle Gym.

You remember full service gas stations. (we still have those)

You tried to learn macrame.

You bought singles-45 rpm records

Mini skirts.

The smell of Crayola crayons, school paste and Playdough takes you back in time...

[/QUOTE]



I was born in the 70's, but some of these apply to me as well.



I loved Captain Kangaroo, I watched it every morning.
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Found this old thread, I already commented way back when.

She didn't mention rotary phones, which I remember using.

She didn't mention cigarette TV commercials; I still remember one of the jingles.

Watching the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969. I didn't actually know about Woodstock - for me, the moon landing was the most talked about event of the year.

Going on trips in the family station wagon - to the Grand Canyon, to Mesa Verde, up north to see the giant redwoods - we actually drove through one - they hollowed out a tree trunk to allow cars to drive through it, and cars were still pretty big in those days, so it was to show the enormity of those trees. They don't do that kind of thing anymore (it hurts the trees). We climbed up a ladder and through one of the mountaintop rooms in Mesa Verde, too, which they no longer allow because they want to protect the site.

And in those days gas was less than a dollar a gallon, so nobody was concerned about gas prices. It seemed like everyone drove everywhere back in the 1960's. Nobody cared (much) about air pollution, either.

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You know you grew up in the 60's if:


Red Hots, Hot Tamales. Otter-Pops.

You put playing cards in the spokes of your bike because it sounded cool.

You had a pixie haircut

You got up early on Saturday mornings to watch The Flintstones.

You drove your parents nuts singing all the songs from Mary Poppins.

You had "groovy" Tie dye shirts.

You thought the Monkees were a real group, and Davy Jones was dreamy...

You played Candyland.



You played Twister at parties.


You played paper dolls, and read Highlights.


The smell of Crayola crayons, school paste and Playdough takes you back in time...


Surfer culture- Frankie and Annette, the Beach Boys...

You drew smiley faces on all your notebooks and on your jeans.

You owned a Lava lamp and a troll doll.

You had a Superball and a Magic-8 ball and a Spirograph and a Mr. Potato Head (with his friend Cooky Cucumber).

I qualify for these, and I'm 25 years old.

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Found this old thread, I already commented way back when.

She didn't mention rotary phones, which I remember using.

She didn't mention cigarette TV commercials; I still remember one of the jingles.

Watching the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969. I didn't actually know about Woodstock - for me, the moon landing was the most talked about event of the year.

Going on trips in the family station wagon - to the Grand Canyon, to Mesa Verde, up north to see the giant redwoods - we actually drove through one - they hollowed out a tree trunk to allow cars to drive through it, and cars were still pretty big in those days, so it was to show the enormity of those trees. They don't do that kind of thing anymore (it hurts the trees). We climbed up a ladder and through one of the mountaintop rooms in Mesa Verde, too, which they no longer allow because they want to protect the site.

And in those days gas was less than a dollar a gallon, so nobody was concerned about gas prices. It seemed like everyone drove everywhere back in the 1960's. Nobody cared (much) about air pollution, either.

I remember my grandma having a rotary phone, and it confused the crap out of me (granted, I was only 5).

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Rotary phones sucked!!! If you messed up on one number you had to hang up and start all over again. It took forever!!!!

We had a station wagon but my grandparent's station wagon was way better because the back seat faced the opposit direction. Of course we were those obnoxious children that waved at all the drivers behind us.
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My ghetto house had a rotary phone until 2002.

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Oh, and the prizes in a box of Crackerjack were real prizes, like a little toy whistle and other good stuff. Now the "prizes" are crap.

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I remember black and white TV... I am OLD.... we didn't even get a TV until I was 7 or 8.

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Rotary phones...pah. I wasn't born til '71 and one of my first homes had a party line!

I must admit, I think a lot of these aren't 60's specific. Even my little sis, born '86 played Candy Land and climbed the jungle gym, for instance

As for gas prices being less than a dollar, that lasted wayyy longer than the 60s. I still paid less than a buck when i had my first car and we were collecting pop bottles to get the money to pay for the gas.

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Gas prices didn't start going up until after 1976 I think it was. I think it was only like 50 cents even then, even with shortages and big lines at the gas stations. It didn't get totally crazy until after 2000. I was getting gas for 99 cents in 2001 if I remember correctly.

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