Got up at 10.00
Work 11.00 - 5.00 £4.00 wages
Met 'J' at lunch time
Got home washed my hair & had a bath
Went to Follies with Sam, my brother, Bev & Stan
Had a row with Sam over that stupid girl
Every time I went to the loo & came back she was all over him
I don't know what I am going to do? (give her a smack that might work!!! No of course I wouldn't!!!)
Coincidentally today I received an email from a family friend in Ontario about the 70s so it gives my scanner a rest this evening as I will post this.
IF YOU WERE A GIRL IN THE 70'S...
You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked.
We used to play doctors & nurses a lot in the early 70s (not yet a teen then). I had a plastic kit similar to this but my stethoscope certainly didn't work. My friend Fi had actual pill bottles full of sweets .... it just wouldn't happen these days (for one you could never open the darned things)
you owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.
no such luck I had to have a sensible bike with a basket and a handy case on the back called a 'shopper bike' ........ so embarrassing it was a bit like being made to wear sensible fitted Clarks shoes when your friends had fashion shoes, or the time my mum made me get ski pants with stirrups under the feet when bell bottoms had just started to be fashionable !!!
You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels
Loved skating (still do) both roller and ice....... but no roller boots for me in the 70s we have extendable ones which you had to get the wrench on to undo and secure the nut underneath. They lasted for ages because as your feet grew so did the skate .... at least mine had rubber wheels though
You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)
I am admitting nothing !!
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
what did I say in a post a day or two back 'had my hair cut really short' & my Teen calls it 'man hair '
You owned 'Klick-Klacks' and smacked yourself in the face more than once
They were called 'Clackers' over here and my right wrist was always bandaged up due to severe bruising of 'God's notch'
Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.
No sleeping bag but remember copying the drawings of Hollie Hobbit
You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.
I had one like this in red with white tassles lol
I think you will find we called thses cullottes and the tight legged one knickerbockers
You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits
Oh what I would I have given to have a Donny doll .....swooon
You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole & the buckle).
ooooo I have horrid memories over these shoes involving sunbathing, discarded broken glass and a severely slashed top of my left foot ... several stitches later and a hell of a lot of pain has meant I can't wear certain shoes even now.
PONG! ('video tennis' ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you've ever heard of !
Brilliant but I don't think we called it PONG!
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!
Don't know what Shrinky Dinks were but certainly I was iron- on queen
You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.
hee hee oh yes!!! But then panicked as it was illegal lol
You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it dripped off
It was a big event in your household each year when the 'Wizard of Oz' would come on TV.
You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.
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 spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set in with tent pegs The swing set tipped over at least once.