Stef (firecat) wrote,

"little girl in the 70s" meme

via elisem and others

I was aged 8-18 in the 70s. I guess that counts more as a medium girl than a little girl. But some of the stuff listed was also popular in the 1960s.

I wonder how US-centric this stuff is.

"You were a little girl in the 1970s if..."

1) wore that rainbow shirt...and the rainbow went up one sleeve, across your chest, and down the other.
I don't remember that rainbow shirt at all.

2) made baby chocolate cakes in your Easy Bake Oven.
I had an Easy Bake Oven that my mom wouldn't let me use. But that was in the mid-60s. When we moved from Detroit to Chicago, she wanted me to get rid of it, so she finally let me use it, and I ran a bake sale with the results while my folks ran a garage sale with the stuff they were getting rid of (including the oven itself).

3) had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit, and you were an expert at the game "Operation".
I remember the Doctor's Kit but I doubt that I had it. My dad was a doctor and I had a real stethoscope. I didn't have "Operation" but I remember lusting after it when I saw it on ads, and playing it once or twice. My dad disapproved of it.

4) owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a basket.
Yep. I really had to work on my folks to get me the purple sparkly jelly banana seat. (These days, they make dildos to look like that...which is probably why people like those dildos, because they were riding around as kids with purple sparkly jelly between their legs, so why stop now?)
Yes on the basket: a plastic one, white with a purple stripe.

5) owned roller skates with metal wheels.
Yes, in the late 60s/early 70s. They strapped onto my shoes. It was terribly uncomfortable to skate in them because the street surfaces were so rough. They rattled my teeth.

6) thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute. (Admit it!)
The only time I ever remember watching Love Boat was when I was helping a friend baby-sit. I haven't the slightest idea who Gopher was.

7)...your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.
Nope, I scorned Holly Hobbie.

8) begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.
Nope, I barely remember Simon.

9) had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those SHINY pink and purple outfits.

10) spent hours out back on your metal swing set with the trapeze.
I had some kind of jungle gym or swing set for a while in the mid-60s, but I don't remember if it was metal. Trapeze, no. In the early 70s we lived in a high rise in Chicago, so I didn't have a swing set. When we moved back to the suburbs, the back yard had an apple tree that I liked to climb, so I didn't really need a jungle gym.

11)...your Hello Kitty pencil case was cuter than anyone else's.
Nope, for me Hello Kitty has been strictly a midlife crisis vice.

12) wore that Little House on the Prairie plaid, ruffle shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture; and you despised Nellie Olson!
I didn't watch Little House on the Prairie so I don't know who Nellie Olson was. I always hated shirts with high necks. Pretty much the only plaid I wore was in the skirt of my school uniform.

13) wanted your first kiss to be at the roller rink.
Not as such, but I did love the roller rink in the disco years.

14)...your hairstyle was described as having "wings" and you kept it neat with the comb you kept in your back pocket.
I did have a shag, but my hair was too curly to have wings per se.

15) you know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.
Only vaguely.

16) and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazard was your boyfriend. (BO AND LUKE)
Definitely not. We divvied up the members of our favorite rock band instead.

17) thought unicorns were real.
My best friend and I used to walk around the local mall and lament, "We were into unicorns before they became a fad."

18) was a big event when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV.
I have never seen the Wizard of Oz all the way through, because something about it frightened me when I was very little, and I refused to watch it for several years, and then it became a Tradition™ to refuse to watch it.

19) completely wore out your Grease and Fame soundtracks.
No. I saw Fame and didn't think much of it. And I had even less interest in Grease.

20) used to tape songs off the radio by holding your portable tape recorder up to the speaker.
Yes! And I taped Monty Python that way too. And transcribed the tapes using an Underwood from the 1930s.

21) couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you ordered books from the Scholastic Book Club
I don't remember the animal poster. I ordered zillions of books from the Scholastic Book Club, though. The teachers teased me about it.

22) thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was really about aerobics.
I don't think I ever really thought about what it was about.

23) had a subscription to Tiger Beat.!! AND YOU HUNG THE POSTERS IN YOUR BEDROOM.
No. I had subscriptions to Circus and Creem. I hung the posters in my den in the basement.

24) had a Big Wheel and a Sit-n-Spin.
Big Wheels came along a few years too late for me. I don't know what a Sit-n-Spin was.

25) wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer!!
Nope. I think I watched it a couple of times.
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