Friday, February 16, 2007

Who Remembers Randolph Mantooth from "Emergency"?

I found this list on another blog, and for the life of me, I can't remember whose. I tweaked it a little to fit me better. Also, I knew my sister would get a kick out of it especially, so please forgive me for being frivolous today! She is going through a very stressful time and I thought conjuring up some childhood memories would do her good.

You were a girl in the seventies if .......

You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked.

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.

You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island.

You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days.

You owned a "Slip-n-Slide" , on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once.

You owned "Klick-Klacks" and smacked yourself in the face more than once (or constantly had bruises on your arms!)

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie", not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill".

People sometimes thought you were a boy.

Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.

You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.

You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits, or the sunshine family.

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze.

The swing set tipped over at least once.

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color. (Oh yeah!)

You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole & the buckle).

You also had a pair of salt-water sandals and clogs.

You wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder really bad; you wore that Little House on the Prairie-inspired plaid, ruffle shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture; and you despised Nellie Olson!

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink!

Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you kept it "pretty" with the comb you kept in your back pocket.

When you walked, the "wings" flapped up and down, looked like you were gonna "take off".

You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic.

With the thermos inside some were glass inside and broke the first time you dropped them.

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.

YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!

It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV. Your mom would break out the popcorn and sleeping bags!

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or David Cassidy?"

You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack.

You tried to do lots of arts and crafts, like yarn and Popsicle-stick God's eyes, decoupage, or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom.

You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!

You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.

You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books. (Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.)

You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics. (?? its not??)

You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs.

You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.

You drowned yourself in Love's Baby Soft - which was the first "real" perfume you ever owned.

You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off.~~~~~~~

Here's some of mine:

I glopped on Bonne Bell Seven Up Lip Smackers and was delighted when I got a big plastic candy cane full of the flavors, including strawberry and Dr. Pepper.

I put in stick pins in my cowl neck sweaters.

I owned a curling iron and used it regularly.

One word-clogs.

Never had them but my girlfriend did and her feet hurt all the time.

Platform shoes (what were we thinking?) I fell off the platform in my school cafeteria while wearing platforms. How embarrassing!

Forget Leif Garret--Randolph Mantooth from Emergency.

I wanted a Camero or a black Trans Am--all the cute boys had black Trans Ams.

5-7-9 stores. Never shopped there. Ever.
I sat out in a friend's car and we talked for hours on her CB radio! My call name was : "Butterface"! yeah baby! Remember, I grew up in the south!

Porkchops--when it meant something on your face. that's what we called those horrible sideburns.


Get the picture of Randolph Mantooth from a great website called Stuck in the 70's. Pass the Bugles and the cheese roll. Who's next?


Kim said...

Man, does this bring back memories! I remember one Christmas at school, Mrs. West gave all of us girls in home ed. Bonnie Bell lip glosses that hung around your neck on a rope. I LOVED it!

Jungle Mom said...

Oh my goodnes..Yes, RTFLOL! Done most all of that.
I had the fisher Price camper

Had qa Bike with the banana seatand basket

Loved Love Boat

Loved Tatoo's, "DE plane Boss, De Plane!"

Moon shoes...check9Remember Earth shoes?)

Slip-n side in W. VA.

Klick Klacks HURT

Dorothy Hammil in red hair

Holly Hobbie is a true red head

Oh yeah the clogs!

I hated Nellie Olson with a passion

I met Clint at a roller rink,(thanks Kim!!!)

Strawberry Shortcake is another redhead

Broke a thermos once

Fought with my SISTER over Bo

Princess Leah

The flying monkeys scared me

Shaun Cassidy

Not too great with the art and crafts

Did a gymnastic routine to Olivia newton John in Arcadia

I remember Loves Baby Soft!!!

And the lip gloss, I remember when Mrs. West gave us the lip Gloss!!!

ONE OF MY OWN...Remember CHiP's????

Jungle Mom said...

And remember call sign, handle, Pam??

Clint had PORK CHOPS!! And a Leisure suit!! Just like the 6 million dollar man.

serendip said...

What a delightful post...thanks

Kim said...

I remember I had a Barbie camper with a pop out side and it had peace stickers on it! Did Johnny have GI Joe? Brian did and he tormented my Barbies! And yes we had bikes with banana seats and my brothers had a wheelie bar. I thougt that was so cool!

Sis. Julie said...

Wow....I hadn't thought of that show Emergency in a long time!!! I loved that show when it was on tv. Of course that was a long long long time ago.

Pam said...

Rita, what was your handle? I honestly can't remember!!

Kim - Yes! Johnny had so many GI Jo's with all the accessories, tent, white tigers, camping gear, helicoptor,etc.

Serendio - Why thank you. So glad you paid me a visit!

Sis. Julie - Ihad forgotten about Emergency also until I saw the picute of him!! I loved that show each and every week!

Sherry said...

Oh my goodness, I remember those days. LOL I had Shaun Cassidy pants. I had a bike with a banana seat. I used to play double-dutch with my friends. I had Clogs

Jungle Mom said...

My call sign was......Bubbles.

Pam said...

oh right jungle mom! As in Air head maybe??

Caraqueña said...

Yikes! I thought I was the only girl sighing over Mantooth (what an awful name--was his name Johnny on the show?) and Erik Estrada. I grew up in South America, so some things were different, but yep, metal roller skates, ponchos, gauchos--they're back, only different, knickers--I had a fluorescent green pair! Was anyone into those wax lips that you chewed--really weird, but we mk's loved them. Also, I loved Laura Ingalls and still don't care for ole Nellie. My sister used to "walk to school" (we were homeschooled) with our lunch pails, etc. I don't think I was allowed to watch "Grease", but my friend Tracey told me all about it. I don't remember my handle, but my Dad had one...something about Road Queen or something. We travelled alot (duh), so all the truckers and everyone else told each other about cops on the road, etc. Looking back on all that--thanks for memory lane, Pam--weren't we all a little WEIRD?

Caraqueña said...

Klick-klacks, sounds familiar...what were they?

Caraqueña said...

Gopher on Love Boat was a goober, wasn't he? Fantasy Island was so cool.

Pam said...

Caraquena" I guess things were different for you on the missions field. I wasn't allowed to watch Grease either, but when older it was ont.v. and I tried watching. I couldn't figure out what all the fuss had been - garbage!
Klick-Klacks were heavy glass balls (think huge marbles) one attached to each end of a heavy sting or cord. You would try to get them into a rythm as you manuevered them in your hand. The balls would clack together making the sound cklick-clack!