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Old 07-08-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee bound...someday
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And loved Holly Hobbie and Laura Ingalls. How about Nancy Drew? And Elephant pants? And Peace signs?? Oh, I guess I could go on and on. Fun to reflect!

Holly Hobbie was just peaking when I started babysitting around age 11-13, so a lot of my "charges" had her gear. That reminded me of another doll I did collect - tho - and can't remember the names. They were tiny and they were kept inside this little clear plastic domes kind of like snow-globes, but more tubular. Does anyone remember them & what they were called?

Ooh! and trolls too - we used to go to the school fairs and buy one (or win one) in every color.
And rabbits feet key chains! I NEVER knew they were really the feet of rabbits until I was an adult.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Holly Hobbie was just peaking when I started babysitting around age 11-13, so a lot of my "charges" had her gear. That reminded me of another doll I did collect - tho - and can't remember the names. They were tiny and they were kept inside this little clear plastic domes kind of like snow-globes, but more tubular. Does anyone remember them & what they were called?

Ooh! and trolls too - we used to go to the school fairs and buy one (or win one) in every color.
And rabbits feet key chains! I NEVER knew they were really the feet of rabbits until I was an adult.

Kiddles....I had a bunch of them - I think they might have been scented?
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee bound...someday
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Kiddles....I had a bunch of them - I think they might have been scented?

Yes - thanks!! Kiddles - and yes they were scented - I forgot about that part! I thought I was livin' the high life back then.
Cool how it didn't take much to make us happy!

Here's a cute story I bet a lot of you can relate to. My friend & I shared the same birth date. I came from working class, she came from money. For my 16th birthday, I had my heart set on this long wool navy maxi-coat - remember how cool they were? I was afraid to ask for one because I knew it was probably too much $$. But sure enough, my parents splurged & the morning of my 16th, I walked to school & entered home room feelin' prit-tee stylin'!

All the kids were congregating at the window talking about what Brenda got for her 16th. I looked out just as she pulled in in her brand spankin' new Mustang Shelby; painted blue & white just like Farrah Fawcett's in Charlie's Angels. Yeah, that was a deflater for sure. (But I still loved my coat!)
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Yep. I think I got a birthstone ring for my 16th. A girl in my class got a restored Thunderbird - light blue with white leather interior and those little circular windows.....A Mustang sounds more fun though! No one I knew well got a car for their birthday....or in HS at all. We all drove our parent's cars - I was the youngest in my crowd and my mom's car was a light blue station wagon with wood panelling. Needless to say, I NEVER drove anywhere!
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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OMG...I had all of the above and quite a few kiddles too!

I was pretty good with the klackers!
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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WoW! If that wasn't a trip down memory lane! So many of those items and icons I could relate to! And....Fantasy Island did make me feel a bit "strange" LOL
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Here and There
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I really enjoyed reading that post, I had all of those things, except the clacker thingy's, not familiar. I wanted a Holly Hobbie bake oven so badly for Christmas, but I didn't get it. I tease my Mom still that I need psychotherapy now to work through the pain from that I loved that lip gloss, it was sooo gooey!!!
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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15 Minute Lunch: Strap in, shut up and hold on. We're going back.

Here's another link that should provide some laughs for those of us that remember that decade...
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: In the Rainbow Forest beside the River of Mist
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Anybody remember the Mrs. Beasley doll?? I still have mine....

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Old 07-08-2009, 10:47 PM
 
Location: In the Rainbow Forest beside the River of Mist
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Oh and the Maxi dress (down to your ankles)....mine was yellow with little red flowers (sounds awful huh?) think I was maybe 6 or 7....my Mom still has it!!!
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