It was a different time, when many electronics were just beginning to come on the market and we were blissfully enjoying our roller skates and flavored lip balms! Here are 12 things we remember fondly from the ’70s.
Cereal Box Toys
Back when cereal boxes had toys in them, you never knew what was going to land in your bowl. Or, if you were a fearless warrior you stuck your hand all the way down into the box and dug it out- consequences or no!
Back in the day we had lots of fun with these illicit candies, though I can’t say I ever cared for the flavor.
Yarn Hair Ribbons
How many of us sported the pigtails and yarn look back in the ’70s a la Cindy Brady?
Roll-on Lip Gloss
They were so yummy, it was hard not to just lick it off and re-apply in an endless loop. Seems like we went through this stuff awful quick!
Old School Playlist
The records stacked up on the record changer to make a “playlist” is something now lost to the ages. We could have listened to records all day long! And many of the portable records players on the market today don’t even have this feature at all.
Embroidered and Iron-On Patches
The fun patches on our clothes added so much personality to our denim. And going overboard was most of the fun!
Going Record Shopping
Was there anything better than picking through the latest records with your friends? We think not!
Watching Wild Kingdom
Sunday nights were special for many reasons, chief among them this wonderful show…”presented by Mutual of Omaha.” Who could forget those words?
Making a Chef Boyardee Pizza
We thought box pizza kits were the cat’s meow back then. Making a kit was so much fun. Who else used canned mushrooms on top?
We thought we were supercool in our rainbow belts – seems like everyone had one thanks to Mork & Mindy and the rainbow suspenders!
Those Upside Down 7-Up Glasses
These were tons of fun to drink out, although occasionally confounding when absent-mindedly putting away the dishes.
Getting Really Good at Pinball
With machines in every arcade and bowling alley, we had plenty of practice getting to champion level at pinball. How did we ever enjoy all that noise?