Saturday, August 6, 2011
Growing Up in the 60's & 70's
I was visiting blogs today and I came across a post about the old drive-in movie theaters and it took me on a fun, and quite comical trip down memory lane. I was a child in the 60's and a teenager in the 70's. Funny when I think of the differences of today and back then.
I listened to my music on 45's. They were under a buck a piece and they would have a good song on one side and a not so popular song on the "flip-side." In case the younger generation wonders where the term "on the flip-side" comes from. Hey...remember Wolfman Jack?
We had no electronics of any kind. Our version of the MP3 player was a transistor radio and a record player. And our TV....was black and white in my earlier years. No HD in my home!
Our photos were taken on a Kodak Instamatic and we had to wait DAYS, nearly a week to get our pictures back from the drugstore.
My sister and I made all our Barbie furniture because you couldn't buy it yet. I think Barbie got her corvette and a horse when I was about 12.
Drive in movies were the best! When we were really young we'd go with our parents and we'd wear our jammies and take our pillows and blankets. We'd take our own snacks and bought pops at the concession stand. We'd get there early so we could play at the kiddieland for a while until they started showing the cartoons. When we were teenagers we'd go with carfuls and stay there through all the movies shown. It was also a popular place to go on dates.
Our "dreamsicles" were soft and smooth, no hard shell; and our hot cocoa was made on the stovetop with milk, cocoa, and sugar. Today they're made in a microwave with water and a packet of mix.
One of my all time funniest memories was when my sister and had chores to do. After we would vacuum we would have to RAKE the carpeting! Yep, it was shag carpeting and to make it all stick up, we'd use this plastic rake. So funny!
Oh yah! Our teachers were allowed to give us swats, a.k.a. spankings!
So do you have any fun memories that come to mind when reading this? I'd love to hear them!