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These Were a Few of My Favorite Things…

Gawd, sometimes I just get reminded by a smell, sight or sound of something from my younger days (not that I’m, like, a hundred or anything) and I think “Damn, I miss that.” So I thought I’d compile a list so I don’t forget things that once gave me pleasure.
Shaun Cassidy’s first album. Ahhh, Da Doo Ron Ron anybody? Oh 1977, how could you be more than thirty years ago???
Jean Nate bath splash – can’t you just smell it now? Or at least picture the chick on horseback in the advertisements? What was her deal anyway? Or am I confusing Jean Nate commercials with douche commercials? Either way, aaaaaah. “Jean Nate. Jean Nate.”
Corkies – the greatest shoes ever. I want some now. There were the high high ones and the medium. My mom finally broke down and got me the medium after months of begging and I still promptly fell on my ass.
Pop Rocks, Hot Tamales, Lemonheads, Lik-M-Aid (Fun Dip) – all insanely delicious candy. And I never had cavities as a kid so SUCK IT “no sugar” moms!
Avon Lip Gloss – remember the ones that came in an Oreo cookie or a set of lips or a strawberry? Someone could make a boatload of money if they brought that back. Obviously not me because I’m very lazy. But I do just happen to be full of great ideas.
Wacky Packs – Particulary 8th series containing You Bum coffee etc. I still comb ebay to get a hold of some but I don’t feel like spending 1000 dollars to relive one summer of my youth.
Black Jack Gum (and that Clove flavored kind) anyone noticing a sweets theme here? Whatever. Stop judging.
Dittos and Chemin De Fer Jeans - one word: HAWT!
Construction paper – There’s just something about the way a big brand new pad of colorful construction paper feels in your hand and the way it smells. I certainly am not artsy and couldn’t draw my way out of a paper bag but I do love construction paper.
The smell of jet fuel – It’s not that I haven’t been around airplanes in the last few years but there’s something about the way that jet fuel smelled to me growing up. It smelled like traveling and adventures and…okay who am I, Huck Finn? I’ll stop.
Tab – best. soda. ever. Diet Coke comes a close second but there is nothing like the sweet taste of saccarin to really take you back. I forced myself to like it in junior high (at the beginning of my de rigeur eating disorder) and never turned back.
Levi 501’s – The only jeans I would wear growing up. They really were flattering on everyone. Of course everything would be fine until some dude showed up in a pair of 509’s and ruined the whole look.
Deenie – Is it just me or did this Judy Blume book almost make you want to have scoliosis? I still love you Judy!!
Push up pops – fine I’ve got a big butt and think about food a lot. Moving on.
my Sony Walkman – I was addicted to my Walkman for a large portion of the 80’s. I was never far from my Flock of Seagulls, Manfred Mann and Breakfast Club soundtrack cassette tapes for a good five years.
Cowboy boots – I don’t know why these went out of style. The only time I’ve ever felt I owned some downright kick ass footwear is when I wore my black leather cowboy boots. Please make a come-back. I beg of you.
Bonnie Bell lip gloss – I realize this is still attainable but it’s not the same. I don’t want Skittles flavored lip gloss, I want 7-Up. And I want it in the big size, fuckers.
Scented magic markers – Write my name with a pen that smells like maple sugar? Yes please.
Don’t leave me hanging, tell me some of yours!

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on April 21, 2009 8:44 pmUncategorized77 comments  

77 Comments

  1. Mom24 said,

    Obviously we’re the same age, and I have the Shaun Cassidy album to prove it. I loved Bonnie Bell Lip Gloss, the goopier the better; Cowboy boots and scented magic markers. Ah, memories.

    | April 21, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

  2. beyond said,

    i love this list! most of it is a complete mystery to me -apart from obvious things like levis 501- probably because i grew up in europe. i’m going to think about my list now.

    | April 21, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

  3. Anonymous said,

    You’re wrong again.

    Number 1: David Cassidy kicks Shaun Cassidy’s ass! So much cuter. I can still feel the flutter in my heart when I think of Keith Partridge. But you can have Shaun, if you must. Whatever.

    And B: Fresca kicks the shit out of Tab’s ass.

    Good try my friend.
    xx,K

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:05 pm

  4. Venti Vixen said,

    How do I love Shaun Cassidy, let me count the ways! Wow, you brought me back with all that. What about Love’s Baby Soft?!?!? Agree Shampoo! Tiger Beat and Bop magazines! *sigh*

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

  5. Petunia Face said,

    I was just thinking about Deenie and scoliosis–I was petrified of having to wear that brace! And Blubber, so sad. Tiger Eye made me tingle in a funny way.

    V.C. Andrews? Flowers in the Attic?

    And wait–are you saying construction paper is no longer available? That was one of the main reasons I was looking forward to my daughter going to school!

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

  6. Marinka said,

    OMG, that Jean Nate commercial. She did race around on that horse and then say, “I want to do it again!” I. loved. that. I also loved the L’Eggs pantyhose commercial, especially the song, “she’s got legs! She knows how to use them!” What does that mean?!

    Ah. So many wonderful memories. Except for Shaun Cassidy. Never liked him.

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

  7. Stefanie said,

    Anonymous AKA Kizzle: You are out of your mind if you think Fresca was better than Tab. Seriously. You need to rethink.

    Venti: I can practically smell Agree shampoo now!! Loved it.

    Petunia: How could I have forgotten Flowers in the Attic? I referenced it in my new book even! I was mad for those books. MAD.

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

  8. Julie said,

    How about Loves Baby Soft and that Shampoo that had the beer in it?

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

  9. Anna Marie said,

    I had a Shaun Cassidy t-shirt that I wore to shreds…

    and remember the Avon Honeysuckle perfume that came in a little brooch that had the snap-open lid? That stuff smelled like an old lady but I HAD TO HAVE IT.

    And how about Body on Tap shampoo that had beer in it!

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

  10. Aunt Becky said,

    Roller skates. I may be the most ungraceful person I know (nearly typed “ungrateful” which we all know I am as well), but I remember zipping around the roller rink, smelling of Loves Baby Soft and imagining that I didn’t look like a pig in heels.

    Then, I remember tumbling onto the rink and breaking my wrist.

    Flipping sweet.

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:49 pm

  11. Mommy Melee said,

    Strawberry Shortcake strawberry shampoo. Made me want to be a redhead.

    Big League Chew.

    Having a six pack.

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

  12. Mommy Melee said,

    Oh speaking of perfumes though, totally Navy by Revolon and White Musk by Avon (WITH A ROLLER) and godawful Malibu Musk.

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

  13. Anonymous said,

    Kizzle…I’ll fight you to the death. Tab rots! Are you high??? Wasn’t there rat poop in Tab.

    You need to step off.

    Love you, your Kizz

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

  14. Kendra said,

    Oh, the memories! Many of mine are related to candy as well, walking to the gas station with our 50 cents, able to buy two candy bars minimum. And I really miss Jolly Rancher Fire Sticks!

    I miss feathered hair, “Oh Mickey You’re So Fine,” and corduroy. Not today’s fancy-pants stuff, but the thick, wide-wale, sound-like-a-cricket-when-you-walk corduroy. I absolutely devoured VC Andrews, even the stuff that was published after she died–second rate VC Andrews, if you can imagine that. And though I don’t know if I miss them, the smells of Baby Soft, Drakkar Noir, and Exclamation perfume will be forever burned into my psyche.

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

  15. Susan said,

    Lip Smackers lip gloss in chocolate mint!!! We would pop the roller ball out with our teeth and literally pour that shit on our lips. I not only had the cowboy boots but I had the feather clips for my hair as Phoebe Cates sported in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Talk about HAWT.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. We obviously had the exact same childhood minus the jet fuel.

    | April 21, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

  16. Susan said,

    And Tab rocks!! I have a coworker who stashes her twelve pack in the office refrigerator every week. I might have taken one or two. Then again, maybe I didn’t. You’ll never know.

    | April 21, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

  17. deezee said,

    We so clearly grew up in the same era…

    | April 21, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

  18. analogmoon said,

    Oh I so loved Shaun Cassidy! It was always a close race between him and Leif Garrett LOL

    And yeah, Love’s Baby Soft, Calvin Klein Jeans, and combs in the back of your jeans pocket.

    How about the smell of the roller skating rink?

    The smell of a brand new record album?? mmmmm

    And I loved Bonne Bell, the GIANT lip gloss. And the gooey liquid stuff.

    Agree, yeah. How about Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific LOL :)

    Finally…carnations on dance night!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 12:13 am

  19. Mommy to Tyler & Kendall said,

    I used to love that smell of carbon copies, like when your 3rd grade teacher came in with fresh new copies of handouts for the class, and the way the paper was damp. hmmm

    | April 22, 2009 @ 12:50 am

  20. anuthamutha said,

    This is a great list! I spent many sleepless nights afraid of scoliosis after Deenie…still love Judy, though.

    What about Shrinky Dinks? I had quite a few Smurf Shrinky Dink creations back in the day. I can smell them now.

    | April 22, 2009 @ 12:51 am

  21. Laura in Michigan said,

    Tickle deodorant… need I say more?

    | April 22, 2009 @ 12:56 am

  22. LuLu and Moxley's Mom said,

    What about Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific? Although it left your hair kind of greasy (but nice smelling…) I read every Judy Blume book about 10 times. Loved the one you don’t get til you’re older where the girl goes all the way … scandalous! What was that called?

    | April 22, 2009 @ 1:30 am

  23. Cheryl Lage said,

    Oh yes, to the Tickle deodorant. Dr. Pepper LipSmackers with Aziza sparkly eye shadow, oh yeah. Short & Sassy shampoo and some Leif Garrett action. Are OB tampons TMI?

    | April 22, 2009 @ 1:52 am

  24. Traci said,

    PSSSSSST… That powder stuff you would spray in your hair to keep it from looking greasy….

    | April 22, 2009 @ 1:54 am

  25. Stefanie said,

    I am loving everyone’s comments and laughing out loud!! Short and Sassy!! I forgot about that one. And Shrinky Dinks!! and comb in the back pocket. All such good ones. But we all forgot about KISSING POTION! The juiciest, gloppiest lip gloss ever!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 2:16 am

  26. Stefanie said,

    Oh and Lulu and Moxley (I don’t want to out you), that book was and is Forever! Love it. then she wrote Wifey for adults which was also scandalous! Love her.

    | April 22, 2009 @ 2:18 am

  27. Anonymous said,

    My most favorite outfit ever… a rainbow striped shirt with lime green gouchos, a gold kind of elasticky belt with a lion head for the buckle and those yo yo shoes that had the hole in the heal. I was fine!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 2:26 am

  28. Brooke said,

    Im from a different generation but I get nostalgic for things from my childhood too…. Lady Lovely Locks dolls, puffy stickers, Big Hunk candy bars, when MTV still played videos (ooh and the gameshow Remote Control), Crimping Irons, Banana hair clips, L.A. Gear and BK (British Knight) high tops and Hypercolor clothing… No one ever remembers hypercolor clothing.

    | April 22, 2009 @ 2:38 am

  29. MereCat said,

    OH MY GOD I was a freak for Shaun Cassidy. Freak, I tell ya. Definitely my first crush ever. I also had freakish crushes for the kids on ZOOM. Do you remember Zoom? In Boston, MASS….0h two..1..3..4….. send it to ZOOM!

    *sheepishly peeks through fingers*

    | April 22, 2009 @ 2:49 am

  30. blueeyedtawni said,

    never fear the candy gods heard you ^__^

    http://www.chelseamarketbasket.com/retro-candy.html
    go here and order :D

    | April 22, 2009 @ 2:58 am

  31. jadine said,

    OMG. You got all the ones I could think of, and then some :) It was surprisingly visceral to read! So nostalgic. Thanks!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 3:37 am

  32. Gilsner said,

    Okay, I STILL love Scented Magic Markers! If you ever want to look professional in a business meeting I would not recommend constantly sniffing the purple one. I don’t know why my boss thinks I’m an idiot (But it smells SO good!). As for the pop rocks… you totally reminded me of a funny story and my own blast from the past. Thanks so much for the post! Loved it!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 4:25 am

  33. Anonymous said,

    Hahahaha. Douche commercials.
    I love the way Gasoline used to smell. Before they put in the additived to stretch their dollar. I really miss the fact that when I was a child the bathroom was never out of toilet paper. And I still love Judy blume. I think it’s universal for women. The ones who have a clue. If there was no Judy Blume how would we know about masturbation and first loves?

    | April 22, 2009 @ 5:53 am

  34. Sylvia Jones said,

    oops. I’m not anonymous!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 5:54 am

  35. Heather said,

    OMGawsh!! When I saw the pic of the most beautiful Shaun Cassidy I just about wet myself. I so wanted to marry him.

    | April 22, 2009 @ 6:18 am

  36. jill said,

    okay I’m younger, but I wear cowboy boots as much as I can. Not with skirts. The trick is to get some and just wear them under pants. most ‘women’s’ boots look a lot like cowboy boots or vice versa nowadays anyway. if you get a square or rounded toe, no one is going to know the difference but you.

    | April 22, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

  37. WA said,

    That’s it–today I’m breaking out the Gunne Sax dress and rainbow suspenders.

    | April 22, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

  38. Anna said,

    A Smile Gelati jeans/pants, remember?!?!?? So cool! Then James Jeans!

    The Duke boys, and the paramedics on Emergency, Roy and Johnny.

    The satin jackets, the rainbow shirts, the gauchos.

    Then those lousy parachute pants had to come along and ruin everything. I had a very tight, very lavender, very shiny pair, and I am not what you would call ‘willowy’.

    | April 22, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

  39. Anna said,

    Oh yeah, remember when Shaun Cassidy was a Hardy boy? Joe, right? Oooh, yeah, baby!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

  40. Wicked Step Mom said,

    Hot Tamales were so awesome. I am going to have to go and get a pack now. I remember the little packs that you could get for a nickel. I also miss Bottle Caps. The soda candy. Those things will put me in my happy place.

    | April 22, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

  41. Sonya said,

    Gunne Sax and gauchos, yes! And maybe this is a California thing but Mr. Zogs t-shirts? They had to be long sleeved and very worn. Oh and REO Speedwagon anyone?

    | April 22, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

  42. Diane said,

    I think my Shaun Cassidy album is in a box in my attic now. I loved him when I was in first grade! Jean Nate was great, but Love’s Baby Soft was better because it was pink. Great list!!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

  43. Anonymous said,

    Shaun Cassidy is incredible. He was my absolute favorite. Your list looks an awful lot like mine would.
    Shannon

    | April 22, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

  44. Threeundertwo said,

    Are we twins? (Well, except for that Barry Manilow thing).

    I was more of a David Cassidy fan. I even went to one of his concerts.

    Spoon rings – I was retro vogue even in 8th grade.

    Mood rings. Herbal Essence shampoo.

    And Tab. Glorious Tab. Mmmmmmm.

    | April 22, 2009 @ 4:09 pm

  45. kiwidebra said,

    Ok, this may be sad, but I still wear Lip Smackers Dr. Pepper. That and mascara is my entire beauty routine. I’m actually wearing Levis 501s right now. And I’ve eaten a Lik-M-Aid in the last month. Ohmigod, I’m still in high school!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

  46. gmcountrymama said,

    Da doo ron ron and Hey Deanie were some of the first songs I tried to download from Napster to my MP3 but they don’t have any of Shawns songs! Unf*ingbelievable!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

  47. Missicat said,

    I must be a little older, was more of a David Cassidy/Donny Osmond fan.
    Love’s Baby soft – what teenager in the 70s didn’t have this in her purse, along with the Bonne Bell Lip gloss.
    Being given a quarter after church on Sunday to buy a candy bar. A regular sized candy bar for a quarter!!!
    Burning my head with my curling iron :-)
    Jordache jeans were the “thing” at my high school rather then Calvin Klein.
    Ladies choice at the roller skating rink!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

  48. The Mom said,

    I can still remember my Shaun Cassidy tee shirt. I wore that thing out.

    How about the Gloria Vanderbilt jeans with the embroidered swan on the pocket?

    | April 22, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

  49. ByJane said,

    I can still smell the Jean Nate–BECAUSE I STILL WEAR IT IN THE SUMMER!! What? I should give it up for a more mature scent? Heeeeelll, no!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

  50. Devon said,

    Oh mood rings – they were awesome! and I haven’t though about scented markers in forever! guess jeans were the “it” jeans for me. what about those plastic charm necklaces? great post!

    | April 22, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

  51. Elizabeth & Ryan said,

    I am now thoroughly convinced you are my long lost twin. I really miss my rabbit fur jacket too :(

    | April 22, 2009 @ 11:07 pm

  52. Anonymous said,

    Mia clogs. I begged my mother to buy them only to truly ruin my heel everytime I stepped down. They had the molded big toe for gripping. Still couldn't work them. So I graduated to Dr. Scholl's (which are back btw) and cut the &^% out of my feet. I blame these two shoes for future sensitivities to cheap, crappy shoes…

    | April 23, 2009 @ 1:14 am

  53. Beth said,

    Great list! I’m a product of the 80s so I fondly remember:

    – Trapper Keepers :)
    – my first cassette that i bought with my *own* money: Madonna’s True Blue
    – Jordache Jeans (at a ridiculously young age)
    – Saturday morning cartoons
    – BOP and YM magazines
    – Cover Girl “Navy” perfume
    – T-shirts where you got a cartoon ironed on it (I had the Smurfs. seriously).
    – those headband things with big stars coming out???

    Thanks for bringing back the good memories and smiles :)

    | April 23, 2009 @ 4:21 am

  54. Missicat said,

    Trapper Keepers! I remember them! Does anyone remember a shampoo that had beer in it? or at least beer in the name?

    | April 23, 2009 @ 10:59 am

  55. DeT said,

    Body on Tap:
    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/browse/Home/Customer-Suggested/Apothecary/Body-on-Tap-Shampoo/D/30100/P/1:200:2030:20260/I/f10833

    Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific:
    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/browse/Home/Apothecary/Hair-Care/Shampoos-Conditioners/Gee-Your-Hair-Smells-Terrific-Shampoo/D/30103/P/1:100:1000:10070:100100/I/f14874?endecaid=APXXXXFEBN02

    Lip Smacker:
    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/browse/Home/Apothecary/Cosmetics/Biggie-Lip-Smacker/D/30103/P/1:100:1000:10020/I/f11789?evar3=BROWSE

    Love’s Baby Soft:
    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/browse/Home/Apothecary/Fragrances/For-Her/Loves-Baby-Soft-Cologne/D/30100/P/1:100:1000:10060:100060/I/f07834?evar3=SEARCH

    | April 23, 2009 @ 2:03 pm

  56. tlr said,

    What about Andy Gibb?! I even had crushes on Barry Manilow and Potsy from Happy Days. I did like the cooler guys too- David & Shaun Cassidy then Rick Springfield and Simon LeBon.
    Clogs, Dr. Scholls and Jelly shoes. Love's Baby Soft and Navy. Does anyone remember those little character shapes from Avon that had perfume balm and little mirrors?
    Holly Hobby lunchbox, Lemon Twister game, rainbows & unicorns, Wild Kingdom & Disney on Sunday nights, Donny & Marie, Captain & Tenille and after-school specials. Still love the smell of Pay-Doh and scented markers.
    And the awful product Sun In that I insisted on using even though it turned my hair orange.
    Oh my gosh I have to pull out my boxes from the attic.

    | April 23, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

  57. Linda said,

    I’m waaaayyyy older than you, but here’s my list
    Yardley of London makeup-pots of gloss for lips, paintbox of bright blue makeup applied with a wet brush..
    Huarches
    Bear Traps (sandals)
    Sailor bell bottoms with all the buttons!
    Nehru (sp) collars
    “real” cherry coke
    Led Zepplin
    Brut (we girls wore it too!)
    Big ‘ole’ 8 track tapes
    Annie Green Springs Apple Wine!!

    | April 23, 2009 @ 6:03 pm

  58. chicfreakcubed said,

    First of all – Shaun Cassidy was my first concert EVER – I was six. Sigh. And I was such a little nerd even then that I didn't realize there would be a band opening for him, and couldn't figure out why for the life of me he had an English accent. Durrrrrr…..

    Secondly – Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker. YUM.

    Love's Baby Soft? Yes, please!

    Fabrage Organic Wheat Germ & Honey Oil Shampoo – they'll tell two friends, and they'l tell two friends, and so and, and so on…

    And I don't know how it was where you grew up, but in the Midwest, NO ONE went to the skating ring without going to the concession stand to order a Suicide: a mixture of Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, and whatever else they had on tap all mixed together in one delicious beverage. It was a party in my mouf. Of course, you either ordered the Tangy Taffy or the GINORMOUS pickle to go wif.

    Aaaaahhhhhhh…..

    http://www.merciblahblah.blogspot.com

    | April 23, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

  59. Madeline said,

    “GEE, YOUR HAIR SMELLS TERRIFIC!”

    | April 23, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

  60. Jane said,

    My first 8-track tape (yes, I said 8-track) was Shaun Cassidy. Ditto on pretty much everything else on your list too. I also want to add my intense devotion to Charlie’s Angels. I even got a Farah Fawcett head for Christmas one year, the kind that you could put make-up on and “set” the hair in curlers. Also, did anyone else have skating parties at their local rinks? I remember desperately hoping that my crush would pick me for the “moonlight skate”. Sigh.

    | April 24, 2009 @ 1:34 am

  61. Karen - Mommy to four sweeties said,

    Wow. Were you my best friend?
    Those bring back memories!!
    I love your list!

    | April 24, 2009 @ 2:48 am

  62. Anonymous said,

    I remeber hypercolor clothes. I was actually looking for them a couple months ago.

    Coleco Vision, super fudge (book), vuarnet sunglasses, brooke shield eyebrows

    | April 24, 2009 @ 9:46 pm

  63. Kelsey said,

    Hi Stefanie – I just wanted to check in and say that I’ll be thinking of you when I walk tomorrow, and then a couple of hours later when you walk. Thinking of you and your girls and my son and all the others.

    | April 25, 2009 @ 1:58 am

  64. TWISTED SUSAN said,

    Sisters, can I get an Amen for Love’s Fresh Lemon?
    How about Coty Sweet Earth Fragrances?
    And, Fresca makes Tab taste like pee. Wanna fight?

    | April 25, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

  65. Tess said,

    I remember in fifth or sixth grade going to Fred Segal to get a red satin jockey cap to match my satin jacket. There was a child actress at my school and she was sooooo jealous…it was wonderful!

    FYI — Corkies are currently on sale in the Sundance catalog…the dark brown ones are so cute!

    | April 26, 2009 @ 4:10 am

  66. Tess said,

    I remember going to Fred Segal in fifth or sixth grade (1977ish) and buying a red satin jockey cap to match my satin jacket. There was a child actress at my school and she was soooo jealous. It was wonderful!!

    Geez…Tab…as a rebellious teen I used to add vodka.

    FYI–Corkies are on currently on sale in the Sundance catalog…the dark brown ones are fab!

    | April 26, 2009 @ 4:15 am

  67. Tess said,

    Sorry about the double post. I’m sooo tired…

    | April 26, 2009 @ 4:16 am

  68. Kristine said,

    Oh Shawn! *swoon* thanks for bringing back some great memories!!

    | April 27, 2009 @ 2:47 am

  69. Kari said,

    Thanks for the walk down memory lane – that was awesome!

    I still miss feathered hair. Mine looked great like that. I would still live in 1981 if I could.

    | April 27, 2009 @ 6:34 am

  70. Becky said,

    Avon sold bracelets that multi-tasked, it was also an ink pen…a GRAPE scented ink pen! Ymm!

    Outrageous Shampoo by Revelon. I seriously miss that stuff! It’s avaliable in Canada ..I think.

    Rainbow Bright

    Old style Easy Bake Oven…

    Jordash Jeans

    Jelly Shoes, I lived in those all summer long

    Tight rolling pants

    Big poofy hair with wings on the side, anyone?

    | April 27, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

  71. Sandra said,

    Yep, yep!

    LOVED that photo copy smell.
    I owned a Sean Cassidy t-shirt & had a Donnie & Marie Osmond lunch pail. How cool was I?
    I loved my Mother Karen jacket
    Ditto jeans. I also had several pairs of Dolphin shorts. Pink on one half/white on the other.

    Our kids will never be as cool as we were.

    | April 27, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

  72. How to Party with an Infant said,

    this is the best post ever.

    | April 28, 2009 @ 6:29 am

  73. Cyndi said,

    Seeing Shaun’s smiling mug staring out from my computer screen almost brought tears to my eyes. He was my earliest crush and I truly thought we would get married one day. Thanks for the memory. :o)

    | April 29, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

  74. Cyndi said,

    Seeing Shaun’s smiling mug staring out from my computer screen almost brought tears to my eyes. He was my earliest crush and I truly thought we would get married one day. Thanks for the memory. :o)

    | April 29, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

  75. GingerB said,

    Ummm, I loved Michael Jackson when he was part of the Jackson Five.

    I had Farrah Fawcett hair made on HUGE HEAD BURNING STEAM ROLLERS and I still have the burns on my scalp to prove it.

    The t-shirt shops all opened in the malls, and you could have your sparkly t-shirt created with just the color, shape and decal that you liked. Baseball shirts with Shaun Cassidy’s picture!!!

    Oh my God, I’m just so glad I’ll never wear that Tube Top again . . .

    Wooden soled clogs with a peek through window in the heel.

    Oh, the memories!!! Thanks!!

    | April 29, 2009 @ 9:10 pm

  76. mylene4es said,

    I was born in '69. My earliest mems of a band was the "BayCity Rollers"- we lip-synched a 'concert' for my folks!
    Don't forget fluorescent clothes!

    | October 28, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

  77. Anonymous said,

    We are about the same age!
    Shaun Cassidy… Bonnie Bell…
    Are you there God it's me Margaret?
    Thank you for a laugh and a smile this morning!
    K

    | January 1, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

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