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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's My Birthday and If You Were A Girl in the 70's - Gift Basket

First my Blogoversary and now, today is my birthday! I'll admit it, I'm 45. Wow! Where does the time go? I wonder what will be in store for me today. I'll let you know tomorrow!

Enjoy the gift box basket. As you can see it is two baskets just one on top of the other with the lid basket being a bit larger. The natural stakes are 1/2" flat. Look closely on the lid. There is an additional 1/4" flat stake on each of the 4 sides to give it just that bit of increase in size that it needs.
Hugs and Blessings to you all,
This was in an e-mail that came to me. I could relate so much to it because I was a girl in the 70's. As I read it, it sounded like they were talking about me. Oh the memories. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did.

You wore a rainbow shirt that was half-sleeves, and the rainbow went up one sleeve, across your chest, and down the other.
You made baby chocolate cakes in your Easy Bake Oven and washed them down with snow cones from your Snoopy Snow Cone Machine.
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.
You had either a "bowl cut" or! "pixie," not to mention the "Dorothy Hamil" because your Mom was sick of braiding your hair. People sometimes thought you were a boy.
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.
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.
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.
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. You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.
Every now and then "It's a Hard Knock Life" from the movie, "Annie" will pop into your brain and you can't stop singing it the whole day.
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 Rick Springfield?"
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. Pot holders - I believe they were called "loom loopers"
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 couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you ordered books from the Weekly Reader book club. Double score if it was a teddy bear dressed in clothing.
You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books
You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics
You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs.
You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.
You had a Big Wheel with a brake on the side, and a Sit-n-Spin.
You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.
You spent all your allowance on smurfs and stickers for your sticker album!


Juliana said...

I know I said it yesterday, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY again! .....Hope it's a day filled with everything special!
P.S. Love the box basket and can definitely relate to the 70's list! :)

Ann said...

Nancy - Happy Birthday! I had to laugh reading through the list you posted about being a girl in the 70's! I'm only a tad bit younger than you and could relate to almost all of them, except I was going to marry one of the BeeGee's!!! Have a great day ~Ann

Barkley's Mommy said...

What? No mention of my beloved Partridge Family? That is so wrong! =>singing => "Point me-e in the direction of Al-bu-quer-que-e. I need to get ho-ome. Oh, help me get ho-o-o-ome..." and "I think I love you, so what am I so afraid of..." (I'm kinda terrified that the lyrics and tunes came back to me so easily!)

Happy birthday, friend.


S.W said...

happy birthday to you happy birthday to you , happy birthday to Nancy happy birthday to you ..

J.R. said...

Happy Birthday, Nancy! I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day! I loved the 70s list. It brought back so many memories. For me, I was in love with the Bay City Rollers! Remember their haircuts? Oh, the irony!! LOL!!

Paula said...

Happy belated birthday! Love this basket!

Grab a cup of coffee and take time to enjoy some posts from the past