Just another kid that was raised with avocado-colored appliances, rotary phones, 8-track tapes, Bubble Yum and too much time on my hands.


8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mike on April 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I love you.

    Your blog is fantastic.

    We are probably the same age. I would have been out of my mind for you in high school.

    I had avocado appliances too, and that feathered hair your boyfriend had. Mine was longer.

    Wasn’t the summer of 1978 great?

    Anyway, thanks for the memories. Sometimes I think it was all a dream.



  2. Thanks Mike!

    What I remember most about the summer of 1978 was that I was “boy crazy”, as my mom called it, and I had perfected the art of shoplifting nail polish!

    I’m glad someone else fondly remembers the 70s and enjoys reminiscing – it does seem like a dream sometimes, but I have photos and journals to remind me that it was all real!



  3. Posted by Mike on April 21, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Hey Sue!

    Do you remember terry cloth outfits? How many blow driers did you go through? Rachel Perry products?

    I tried agree but it just left my hair greasy! Flex shampoo was the secret here.



  4. Wow! This is SO COOL! I am a bit younger (born 1968), but I do remember the 1970s! We had avocado green shag carpet in our house! Thank you for bringing me back to these great times. I tried the feathered hair, but didn’t have such good luck. My hair is too thin and strait! My feathered hair would last about 20 minutes before falling! LOL! I love the cars from this time. My family had a giant 1977 Ford Thunderbird. It was so sweet. My brother used to borrow it for dates. It made an impression!



    • Thanks Bob – You’re not that much younger 😉 (b. 1965)
      anything avocado green screams 1970’s; strange that it’s making a come back now. And I think your brother was a very lucky guy to be able to borrow the 77 Thunderbird! Damn, I’d love to have one now!


  5. Posted by kmnnz on August 27, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Awesome blog! I was born in ’71, but my ’70s memories are very vivid.. and special. We too had an avocado stove and refrigerator. I found my uncle’s 8-track tape collection fascinating, and was obsessed with “Charlie’s Angels”.

    Maybe it’s just me, but the sun seemed to shine brighter then.. Hope you keep your terrific posts coming! They were just what I needed tonight.


    • Thanks for viewing! We’re only a few years apart in age and I too have very vivid memories of the 70’s, obviously! I know a lot of people dismiss the 70’s but for me (us) the 70’s were a fascinating time.


  6. Posted by Bill on November 6, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Hey great site! I wrote a different kind of history about moving from Philadelphia in 1965 and growing up in the Bay Area (Fremont) in the 60’s and 70’s. I went to Bellarmine though in SJ, dated girls from Pioneer and Presentation. Yes it seems like a dream all these years later. What a shame, we all shop lifted, littered and poured our motor oil down the sewers in the street! And yes, my dad was in love with all things green!


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