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POST BOOMERS/PRE X - finally, a thread just for us - Thread 5

Posted on 10/02/2001 7:36:41 PM PDT by WIMom

Last night, there was an anti baby boom thread that started with a rant, and before some disruptor trashed it, some of us who were born at the tail end of the baby boom - from 1956 to 1964 - were having some nice recollections. The things that we seem to have in common are the following:

1. We were too young to serve in Vietnam, but remember the news.

2. As far as we're concerned, the music, television and popular entertainment and heroes of the 60s were and still are a matter for personal taste, and don't represent the shining apex of all civilization, icons to be revered by generations to come - in short, the Beatles were just a band that some might not like, and old Trek was cheesy and not well written.

3. Old boomers came into adulthood at the ideal economic circumstance - we've had to work for ours.

4. Our clothes and music tended to be lighthearted, and we are more conservative/libertarian as a whole than the older boomers.

So post your memories of tunes, movies, shows, fashions, school stuff, etc.

And enjoy yourselves!


Thanks to one_particular_harbour for the fantastic idea!


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YOU WERE THERE!

1 posted on 10/02/2001 7:36:41 PM PDT by WIMom
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Susie Chapstick

Pepsi: "I'd like to teach the world to sing"

3 posted on 10/02/2001 7:45:49 PM PDT by MichelleWSC
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To: laconas
Remember Annie Greensprings, or Boones Farm?
4 posted on 10/02/2001 7:46:21 PM PDT by WIMom
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6 posted on 10/02/2001 7:49:32 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: WIMom
I know someone mentioned this before, but our legal drinking age was 18, and I turned 18 before Christmas of my senior year so we went clubbing on the weekends..... drank until we couldn't see straight and then a trusted friend always showed up to take us home..... I remember watching "As The World Turns" with my Mom ( and Lisa and Bob are STILL on there I believe) - and "The Young and The Restless" also has some originals on today - Victor Newman and Nikki! Man, she has "held up well".....
7 posted on 10/02/2001 7:50:51 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Central Scrutiniser


8 posted on 10/02/2001 7:51:05 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: MichelleWSC
"Pepsi: "I'd like to teach the world to sing"

Wasn't it "I'd like to buy the world a Coke?"

I think the Pepsi song went "You've got a lot to live, and Pepsi's got a lot to give."

9 posted on 10/02/2001 7:52:02 PM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
YOU WILL NEVER BELIEVE THIS....DECEMBER 28!
10 posted on 10/02/2001 7:52:04 PM PDT by WIMom
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To: terilyn
Mystery Date! I loved that game!
11 posted on 10/02/2001 7:52:54 PM PDT by WIMom
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To: Central Scrutiniser
Suzanne Pleshette... grrr--OOOWWWLLLL!

What was up with her marrying Bob?

12 posted on 10/02/2001 7:54:42 PM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: WIMom; all
These threads are hoot! I am a bit young for this thread but I can't stop cracking up at everything. Especially the tube bangs!!
13 posted on 10/02/2001 7:55:05 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: Carolina
The Bozo show...my claim to fame is my mom ran our local Cub Scout pack and we got to go to a taping of Bozo in Grand Rapids (Dick Richards played him here). We all little tickets with a number on them and they were going to draw a number and whoevers number came up got to play the Treasure Chest game. I couldn't believe it...my number came up!

My task was to bounce three ping-pong balls into a hula-hoop that was lying on the ground. Three balls, three chances, get 'em all and I would win a crap load of prizes.

First one, in! Second one in! Third one.....IN!!! Yes!!! I won (among other things) an Easy Bake oven, a Hot Wheels race car track set, one of those giant cloth and wire tunnels, a giant Slow Poke sucker, a giant tootsie roll filled up with small tootsie rolls, a globe and a crapload of other things I don't remember.

15 posted on 10/02/2001 7:55:13 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: WIMom
How about Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman? My mom used to get so mad if I watched that show! And what about Dark Shadows? Mom could always tell if we watched it because we had nightmares. LOL
16 posted on 10/02/2001 7:55:17 PM PDT by GWfan
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To: Sabertooth
Doctor Pepper

So mis-understood...

17 posted on 10/02/2001 7:56:31 PM PDT by uglybiker
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To: WIMom
I was born in 1963, and as a child felt fear that I was living in a country on the decline. I remmembered long lines for gasoline and hostages in Iran. I don't remember much of Vietnam, but I remember that we lost. The real boomers remember how they felt when President Kennedy was killed, and some seem to think that the trauma of that event is their excuse for everything that they do later in life. What I remember is the soaring hope that came with the election of Ronald Reagan. He made mistakes, but he was a great president. I didn't follow politics very much during his term, but he gave me a hope in a better tomorrow. That hope strengthened me through long nights of engineering studies that defined my life from 1981 to 1989.

WFTR
Bill

18 posted on 10/02/2001 7:56:56 PM PDT by WFTR
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
"The Young and The Restless"

I remember the very first episode of YNR. lol

19 posted on 10/02/2001 7:57:20 PM PDT by MichelleWSC
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To: retrokitten
You really missed out on life...LOL!
20 posted on 10/02/2001 7:58:10 PM PDT by WIMom
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To: WIMom
Flip Wilson, "Here come da judge"

"Dandy" Don Meredith, "Turn out the lights..."

Reading the 'Exorcist" and semi freaking out.

Filling up the VW for $2.50.

Pup N Taco, huge tacos for a quarter.

Going to Juarez for the first time, we had a crazy @ss taxi driver. Very insane.

I'm still a big fan of Wally and the Beaver.

21 posted on 10/02/2001 7:58:18 PM PDT by dtel
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To: Sabertooth
"Pepsi: "I'd like to teach the world to sing"

Wasn't it "I'd like to buy the world a Coke?"

Don't remember all those dorks standing on top of the hill singing "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"? Didn't they try to bring that campaign back a couple of years ago?

22 posted on 10/02/2001 7:58:48 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: Sabertooth
You're right:) After I put Pepsi I thought it was Coke but couldn't change it
23 posted on 10/02/2001 7:58:48 PM PDT by MichelleWSC
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To: Central Scrutiniser
How about playing "Hi Bob" with the Bob Newhart show (and what was up with those wide ties?)

I loved that show! My favorite character was that one patient....Mr. Carlin! He cracked me up everytime.

24 posted on 10/02/2001 7:59:03 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Central Scrutiniser
My parents used to go out of town for 3 weeks to a month because we were pretty good kids. Then my fellow cheerleader friend put out a flier that said 'keg party at Mary's'. It was awful. There were about 200 people and they brought 3 kegs. Oh- the furniture! My brother heard about it 200 miles away in college! Needless to say, I can't watch movies like Risky Business and watch a house being destroyed.
25 posted on 10/02/2001 8:00:01 PM PDT by GWfan
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To: Central Scrutiniser
The blue parkas with the orange lining were perfect for smuggling beer to games. Just rip out the pockets, and you could stash a whole 6-pack of Pabst in your coat. Also came in handy for stealing toliet paper from resturants during our "reject" homecoming parties!
26 posted on 10/02/2001 8:00:59 PM PDT by WIMom
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To: dtel
Pup N Taco, huge tacos for a quarter.

I think I lived in a culturally deprived area. I remember one episode of the Partridge Family where Keith talked about going down to get a taco to eat. I had no idea what he was talking about.

27 posted on 10/02/2001 8:01:08 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: WIMom
SUMMERFEST IN THE 70'S

Two words: Bad Boy.

On another note, how about this ditty that's stuck in my brain:

Kegs, cans or bottles all taste the same.
The three best is one beer, Blatz is the name.

28 posted on 10/02/2001 8:01:21 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: WIMom
Hey, great thread(s)! I recently went to my 15 year HS reunion (yeah, '86) It was in the school cafeteria with a DJ playing 80's tunes (Theme: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun") But aside from the beer, wine, munchies, and cheesy music, it was kinda boring.

This was right after the 9/11 attack (the 22nd), and it amazed me that NOBODY even mentioned it. I was the only one wearing a ribbon or flag. I guess everyone was still numb?

As a member of the "no-name" generation, I have to say that I think we have "no name" because we never earned one. There wasn't anything really big going on in the world as we came of age - well, the hostage crisis, but nothing else springs to mind, nothing on the scale other generations have faced. Therefore, many of us have been a bit apathetic. Till now, that is...or at least I hope things will change! Could this be why we're so easy to lead astray, so trusting?

29 posted on 10/02/2001 8:01:45 PM PDT by edayna
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To: WIMom
You really missed out on life...LOL!

I am getting that impression! LOL!!

30 posted on 10/02/2001 8:01:51 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: DouglasKC
Wow! Better than the lottery!
31 posted on 10/02/2001 8:02:30 PM PDT by WIMom
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To: WIMom
The blue parkas with the orange lining were perfect for smuggling beer to games

Were those the parkas with the snorkel fur lined hoods? I remember me and my brothers and sister getting one each for Christmas one year.

32 posted on 10/02/2001 8:03:07 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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Forget Farrah Fawcett. I wanted to be Wonder Woman!

34 posted on 10/02/2001 8:03:20 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: WIMom
What a great thread! Born in '61. Graduated in '78.

Elephant bells (I remember wearing those stupid things in the snow and having your pant legs frozen up to your knees), clogs, Earth Shoes, the big plastic combs, that hideous, hideous hair with the single curl running all the way down the sides. My hair was so straight, that I had to plaster the hell out of it with hairspray, and even then it usually flopped by my first class.

Now, I didn't do the powder blue eye shadow, because my eyes were hazel. I did the light green eye shadow, making my eyelids look a tad on the moldy side, probably. I even had green mascara.

Cruising in my friend Julie's car, jamming to our 8 track of the Guess Who's Greatest Hits, Yes, and Queen. Pitching in 50 cents apiece for gas so we could cruise all night.

Marching band parties, velour shirts, Brittania pants. Oh. And when I was a kid, I had a crush on Speed Racer (blush!).

36 posted on 10/02/2001 8:04:19 PM PDT by Siouxz
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I remember when All My Children first came on.

Can any of you remember the soap - Secret Storm? I used to watch it with my mom in the '60's. I'm not quite sure when it was taken off the air, though.

As far as some other songs - don't know if some of these were meentioned: songs from the group *Bread*, Brandy, Rock the Boat, Precious and Few.

37 posted on 10/02/2001 8:05:30 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: Carolina
Forget Farrah Fawcett. I wanted to be Wonder Woman!

Heck, I WANTED Wonder Woman!

38 posted on 10/02/2001 8:06:27 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Carolina
Jaime Sommers was my idol. (Bionic Woman)
39 posted on 10/02/2001 8:06:48 PM PDT by edayna
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To: DouglasKC
Just fur on the edge of the hood.
40 posted on 10/02/2001 8:06:59 PM PDT by WIMom
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To: Carolina
I wanted to be Kelly Garrett (Jaclyn Smith from Charlie's Angel's). Her or Jamie Summers
42 posted on 10/02/2001 8:07:05 PM PDT by MichelleWSC
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To: WIMom
For those of you in the Cincy area - do you remember the Uncle Al Show?

Uncle Al and Captain Windy -

43 posted on 10/02/2001 8:07:26 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: WIMom
Born Halloween 1956. In the first presidential election that I could vote I campaigned for Gerald Ford, but remember being very disappointed that Reagan hadn't won the primary.
44 posted on 10/02/2001 8:07:52 PM PDT by LJLucido
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To: Siouxz
Elephant bells LOL! They were Hash Jeans. I worked at the mall!
45 posted on 10/02/2001 8:08:12 PM PDT by GWfan
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To: MasonGal
YES! I was on Play It Safe once...I won a pair of socker boppers ;)
46 posted on 10/02/2001 8:08:13 PM PDT by edayna
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To: MichelleWSC
How about: Jingle Jumps, Hula Hoops, Pogo Sticks, Stingrays with a Banana seat, and then the 10 speed.Treasure chest candy, The one full of coins and a PRIZE! Orange Juice cans used for rollers and those little puddle dogs with a radio (Mine was pink). Corner group sets for the Bedroom? and KROY(for those in Sacramento). The flying Nun, and BOBBIE SHERMAN! awww how sweet it was. Of course I was born in 57 so it really was the tail end.
47 posted on 10/02/2001 8:08:31 PM PDT by LUVYA DUBYA 2000
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To: MichelleWSC
How about the soft drink - *Fresca*?

Or *Tab* - do they even make those anymore?

48 posted on 10/02/2001 8:09:31 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: WIMom
Has "Billy Beer" been mentioned yet?
49 posted on 10/02/2001 8:09:33 PM PDT by LJLucido
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To: MichelleWSC
How about the soft drink - *Fresca*?

Or *Tab* - do they even make those anymore?

50 posted on 10/02/2001 8:09:40 PM PDT by MasonGal
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