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Old 12-08-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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Ah college in the 70's - when the air was dirty and the sex was clean.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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Ah muscle cars...10 mpg at 40 cents a gallon. $10 bucks in gas would get you a full tank and them some, and you could drive all night.

Cars had "oomph" then. They burned hi-test, and would push you back into the seat if you punched it. We didn't care about our carbon footprint. We drove 120 miles roundtrip just to see the city lights and thought nothing of it.

When the cops found you with beer, they made you pour it out. Now they arrest the kids and they have a record. Pot was illegal, but the cops confiscated it for "evidence". I wonder who had the key to the "evidence" room?

Kids had guns - and we shot them all the time. Just not at each other. A fight involved fists.

In college there was no caller ID - if you wanted to know who was calling, you had to answer the phone. It might be your parents, it might be your friends. How many times did you say "Shut everybody, I have to answer the phone!"

Girls wore micro-mini skirts and managed more modesty and showed less than any of the girls today. Still can't figure that one out.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:10 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Girls wore micro-mini skirts and managed more modesty and showed less than any of the girls today. Still can't figure that one out.
I remember wearing those! I also remember the contortions I went thru to not expose myself when I dropped a pencil along with the careful calculation to only show leg and nothing else.

We had a dress code forbidding girls to wear pants. The administration argued that if the girls wore pants, the boys would be too titillated. When the whole of the female population cried (almost in unison) that they certainly were a lot lot more modest than the mini skirts (you idiots!), it wasn't long before they gave up and let us wear pants. That was the last time I wore one of those uncomfortable garments.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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Ah muscle cars...10 mpg at 40 cents a gallon. $10 bucks in gas would get you a full tank and them some, and you could drive all night.
Yeah yeah, and wages were $1 per hour. So, after you bought gas, that's all you could afford to do all night...drive around.

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Girls wore micro-mini skirts and managed more modesty and showed less than any of the girls today. Still can't figure that one out.
Yeah yeah all of the girls wore mini skirts. Can you picture it in your mind now, every girl, even Bertha!!



Thanks for the trip down Amnesia Lane.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I made it even though I drank water through a garden hose

rode a bike without a helmet or pads and without fenders and lived

Retired solvent

grew up with great music in the 60's

met John Lennon in Amsterdam

met Jimi Hendrix in England

got a great education at an affordable price

actually had a choice of many many different good jobs out of college

still have my health

and lastly, I know that is only nine and not ten, but then again I am older than dirt and the memory is fading
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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whatever happened to randolph scott?
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I look at pictures of myself in those short skirts, remember hot pants??? I went to San Francisco and bought red suede hot pants and vest (vest was as long as the shorts, geesh)!!! I also had a skin tight black jump suit and I don't know how I got in that thing! What a hoot, yet someone is right, less skin than today!!!
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Yep, we've lived through some 'interesting' fashion trends--and hair lengths, too. Mini Skirts, maxi coats, platform shoes, fake fur vests, bell bottoms, wide, wide collars on men's shirts (any guys remember Nik Nik shirts and their wild patterns?), white lipstick (oh that was a pretty sight, eh?), ironed hair, Afro hair, Fu Man Chu mustaches, hair down to the waist (and that was on the guys, too).

Then there were the baby doll dresses, pant suits (and we fought for the right to wear them to the office, there used to be dress rules against slacks for women at work), and what else can you remember?

In retrospect, my closet must have resembled a freak show, but at the time, I thought I was so very cool--must have been all those mini skirts and dresses--they were rather cool when the wind blew, downright chilly, in fact. Wish I had all the money I spent on buying panty hose in those days...
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I wish I had saved some of those clothes! Oh, my gosh, fake fur vests! I taught my boyfriend how to sew and we made matching vests! He used to love to sew, he cooked, he cleaned, wondered what happened to him? He was taking classes, wanted to be a radio DJ in the worst way, he went back to Ohio and I stayed in Illinois.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Mine:

I remember Elvis in his early years.
Watched the earlier years of 'American Bandstand' and, as a child, taught myself to dance by watching them (easy with a big teddy bear for a partner).
Had a ball with hoola-hoops and was damn good with them.
Loved the 60's from start to finish, from the doo-wops, Elvis, to Beach Boys to the Beatles, to Jimi, The Doors, etc. (This was a VERY eclectic decade!)
Great movies ~ and I still like the old black-n-whites, too.
San Francisco was actually affordable until the late-70's.
Things were as they were and Americans were more proud of their culture before the advent of "political correctness" decades later. (And, yes, I'm one of those who believes America does HAVE its culture!)
Personally ~ although I didn't support Vietnam ~ I didn't hate our soldiers, and had a MAJOR issue with those who spat on them.

I could never get into drugs, not even pot. And while I thought The Hippies were colorful and cool, I inwardly disliked their mooching off the establishment. I knew they'd have to join the working race soon enough. Still, I met a lot of interesting ones who'd hitchhike from all over.
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