Thread: What do you miss from the 1970's?

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    • 11 years 4 months ago
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    Aright all you old people out there. Yeah the ones like me that grew up in the 1970's or decades before.
    I posted The 5 on Friday on HIH for the world to see the 5 things I miss from the 70's.

    What do you miss?
    Even if you're a kid from the 80's and 90's you might appreciate the 5 on my list:

    Marathon Bars
    Glass Bottles of Coca Cola
    Gum Without Artificial Ingredients
    Rollerskate Rinks
    Disco
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    Igotta concur on the roller rinks. Back in the 80s we had a GREAT roller rink/arcade not far from where I lived.
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    #5...... riding my bike everywhere i went... no helmets or pads needed

    #4...... all those goofy Ronco products that we're around....( pocket fisherman and such )

    #3...... goin to the arcade and actually playing games that cost a dime.....or less

    #2...... cheap candy. for $1.oo i could buy 6 candybars...( .15 each )... and still have money left over for penny candy or even the ocasional stink or smoke bomb...

    #1...... STARWARS MANIA. i was 9 yrs old in 77 when starwars came out. seen it 10 times in the theaters. bought all the cards, some of the action figures....( even though back then they we're not called action figures ).... t-shirts and anything else i or my friends could get ahold of.
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    In the early 70's it was 11 cents for a candy bar. I miss my grandparents farm. Me and my cousins walking a couple of miles to the country store with a six pack of empty bottles a piece and be able to buy half the store. I miss my first middle school dance in 78 when i wore hip huggers, silk shirt, semiplatform shoes and a gold necklace. I was hot! spending all summer hanging with my friends in the neigboring woods and walking down to the convenient store to play video games.
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    bon scott
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    I was out in the smoking area in 1980 in high school when someone came out and announced Bon scott had died choking on his own puke. It actually hit a few people hard.
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    Wow bring out the very few old folks on here with this question. I was born in 1976, but I do remember the late 70s. Here where I lived things were SO different. I mean it was like a different world. There was way less crime and less traffic. Everyone was so much nicer too, well most people.

    Food and drinks tasted so much better. The foods didn't have all of the preservatives like they do today and no one was pressuring the manufactures to lower the fat and sugar levels. I remember how good coke, crush and Welch’s soda tasted. I would do just about anything to experience that taste again. I also remember how you could buy gum for 1 penny.
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    born 7/71
    -penny candy store
    -skating rink
    -hide and go seek in the summer
    -building forts/clubhouses
    -bike tag, we called it Chips, after the tv show
    -good TV shows = Thursday night was Buck Rodgers and Friday night was Dukes of Hazard and Saturday night was ABC Movie
    -when the band KISS was cool
    -white leather Nike sneakers with the blue stripe
    -Saturday morning cartoons
    -Spending most summer days at our family's shared swimming pool
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    Well I was born in 1974

    The first thing I miss is the quiet..what I mean is that I still live in the same subdivison that I lived in back than but now in my OWN house.Back than it was country with maybe four or five houses in the whole damn area.You almost never saw anyone driving on the streets.

    Now there are houses everywhere,people driving up and down the road at all hours of the night and just making all kinds of racket.

    Another thing I miss is going to a drive in.I haven't been to one....or hell SEEN one in god knows how many years.
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    All those wonderful Hanna-Barbera and Ruby-Spears Saturday morning block shows, including:
    *The (New) Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show (ABC, 1975-1976)
    *The (New) Tom & Jerry/(Grape Ape)/Mumbly Show (ABC, 1976-1977) (Grape Ape left this lineup eff. 12/4/76)
    *The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (ABC, 1976-1977)
    *Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics (ABC, 1977-197
    *Scooby's All-Stars (ABC, 1978-1979)
    *The All-New Popeye Hour (CBS, 1978-1981)
    *Yogi's Space Race (NBC, 1978-1979)
    *The Godzilla Power Hour/Super 90 (NBC, 1978-1979) (classic Jonny Quest reruns added to lineup eff. 11/4/7
    *The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (ABC, 1979-1980)
    *Fred & Barney Meet The Thing (Shmoo) (NBC, 1979-1980)
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    Disco. Oh yes. 8-tracks too.
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    Born 1970.
    1. Saturday Morning cartoons
    2. The comic book ads for Saturday Morning cartoons [url]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1072/539715102_f53853e299_o.jpg[/url]
    3. Trick or treating with no worries on Halloween
    4. Star Wars figures
    5. Vacations with the family to the Jersey Shore
    6. Thanksgiving Day King Kong marathon on WOR channel 9
    7. Planet of the Apes and Godzilla week long marathons on ABC after school
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    Gas prices.
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    marathon bars?!..i remember those..snickers just aint the same is it?
    i was born in 1973, so i dont remember a lot of it, though i do remember nutty bars, texan bars and cans of top deck.

    those were the days i could get away with sitting around in just my undies watching rainbow and jamie and the magic torch..good times!
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    Charleston chews and glass barqs bottles.
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    Cartoons and Music.
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    Quote by git_out_of_ur_box
    born 7/71
    -penny candy store
    -skating rink
    -hide and go seek in the summer
    -building forts/clubhouses
    -bike tag, we called it Chips, after the tv show
    -good TV shows = Thursday night was Buck Rodgers and Friday night was Dukes of Hazard and Saturday night was ABC Movie
    -when the band KISS was cool
    -white leather Nike sneakers with the blue stripe
    -Saturday morning cartoons
    -Spending most summer days at our family's shared swimming pool



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