Glorious 70’s

I miss the seventies.  Of course I don’t actually remember the seventies because I was born in 1973 and I don’t remember much during my first seven years but that is what google and cable tv are for.  According to Hollywood, the seventies were great.  You had encounters with aliens; you believed Walter Cronkite; the only colors that existed were yellow, orange, and red but you could make any pattern you wanted with any shade of these colors.  Shorts were shorter, but that is ok because tube socks covered half of your legs.  You could leave your house without a phone and not panic.  You didn’t have 24 hour news, and The Gap was a jeans store with rows and rows of jeans. Just jeans.

Sure there was social unrest and problems from a controversial war, but there were those huge station wagons you could throw all of your kids into the back without worrying about car seats and go to the drive-in.  Of course there was no gas to fill this monstrosity of a car, but now you are just being nit-picky.

Yes, I miss the seventies and all the fun I had in them.  I’m hoping for a flashback to remember some of the fun…  Children medicine was much more ‘powerful’ back then so it could happen.  (Now feeling nostalgic for medicine with alcohol in it so kids actually fell asleep instead of getting wound up after digesting it.  Sigh)

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4 responses to “Glorious 70’s

  1. ROFL at “Shorts were shorter, but that is ok because tube socks covered half of your legs.” So true. And it’s harder to lose a tube sock than an ankle sock.

    In the 70s, it was considered safe (at least for my parents) to send their 8yo alone on their bicycle from a farm to a store 3.5 miles away…all in the name of a free popsicle.

    I’m getting weepy now. I better go…

  2. I’m not sure which is sadder… that you can’t let a kid ride 3.5 miles alone or that the popsicle would now be $1.50.

  3. Children, listen to what I have to say: The 70s were truly the greatest decade of any of the many I have lived through. And this is why: Geritol. That stuff had enough booze in it to make any mommy blissed out and loopy. If we could just have that elixir back (I think you can still get it in the States), the 2010s could be a revival of those happy times.

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