Well, hello, ye lads and lasses! I don't know about you...but I am kind of tired of all the poe-litical talk. Instead of delivering a very scholarly discussion on the Electoral College and its diminutive algorithmic homonyms, I thought we could have a little FUN today. (Not that algorithmic homonyms aren't fun, mind you!)
But, let's take a break from our divided country, and chat about things we ALL can agree on!
Let's chat about The Good Ole' Days!!! Now, I understand that for some of you, those days may be not quite so far back... But today--we're talking about the 1970s and 1980s, baby!!! Come on! Join me in the FUN!
Oh, NOTHING takes me back to my childhood like this. My sister and I played with this for hours and hours on end. Sometimes, my big brother would even join in the fun...as King Kong, that is! Or, when he wanted to mix things up...Godzilla.
When my daughters were younger, I bought them books on tapes and cds because of this little 1960s and 1970s toy--the GE Show 'N Tell Record Player. I spent hours and hours listening to stories like The Three Bears, Jungle Book, and Robin Hood.
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Speaking of watching things...how many of you looked forward to watching filmstrips in your elementary school library? I just loved it when Mrs. Reynolds picked me to TURN THE KNOB on the projector. Remember that?
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These companies sure had GREAT jingles...because (cough cough) 30ish years later I still remember their quirky little tunes. Do you remember any of them?
Come on! Sing along!!!
Who wouldn't want cereal that was magically delicious?
My favorite part is the You think you're really Mr. Groovy part
*Sigh* I'll never forget my 13th birthday--the day I got my OWN phone! It was aptly named the "Princess" phone. Just recently I asked my sister if she remembered our "Children's Line" phone number. I am proud to say that I still remember it--862-5802. Oh yeah. Wonder whose number it is now? (Oh, and by the way--it was a BAD IDEA to list our number as "Children's Line" in the phone book. There are some icky perverts in the world...)
Okay, enough walking down the misty-eyed memory lane... But, before I go...Lookie what I found on Pinterest under "Retro"
Hmm...that sure looks familiar...I think I remember seeing that lovely RETRO fashion on a cool RETRO DUDE...
Smile, honey! You're the STAR of today's RETRO post!!!!! Everybody say "Hey, dude!" to this handsome, and 1980s fashionable, fella!
Want to spend a little more time in Retro Land? Check out my Good Ole' Days Pinterest board!!
Now, go ye forth and enjoy your weekend! See ya back here on Monday!!
What cool retro stuff do you remember?