Do you ever have those days that you just stop and think about years gone by? The days of your youth? When you hit milestones in life, I think it kind of sends the mind reeling! LOL
Yesterday I got to thinking - oh my - and then I saw a little video about the 70's and it truly is amazing what all we have seen and gone through.
As much as that is - I think about what my Momma saw in 90 years on this earth (born in 1911). So many huge changes.
I started my first job in 1969 in the 9th grade. I worked with my Mom & Dad at their garden shop
In the 70's:
I got my first car - a 1964 Ford Galaxy - robin egg blue! What a tank, boy I was sure proud of that thing, as I had to pay for it myself!
I started dating
I graduated, got married and moved to another state
Went to college and worked and kept a home
Came back to IN and bought a first home - a ranch style home in a cute little neighborhood (3 bed, 1 bath) for $14,900. I think the payments were about $100 a month!
I remember bell bottoms, going barefoot all the time (I still do), hip huggers, tube tops, midriff tops, mini skirts, midi & maxi skirts, clogs
We had film cameras. The first Polaroid camera was magical - instant pictures!
VHS tapes and the video player. My goodness they were huge and they were expensive when they first came out.
8 track tapes
TV's were still consoles and large solitary units (like a piece of furniture)
Phones were on the desk or on the wall
No home computers
My first microwave was a ginormous things. I got a discount at my job and it still cost close to $500
I remember harvest gold, bittersweet orange and drab green were the colors everyone had in their homes
I remember my first video game - I think it was Pong and played on the TV screen
First charge card - Sears
I remember loving to party! Yes I did. We did do that too much I do believe.
The movie Jaws was super scary and made one afraid of the ocean! LOL Then there was the classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Billy Jack was another. I remember these so well.
Saturday Night Live was hilarious and had the best cast ever back in the day
Jimmy Hoffa disappeared
The Edmund Fitzgerald sank - so horrible
George Carlin was the comedian of the era and was censored a LOT - now many of those things are every day language on TV (crazy). As crude as he was - he made sense.
I saw the ocean for the first time and I was in awe of the enormity
My first concert was Three Dog Night
I got to see Elvis Presley in concert - that was a thrill
I do remember these things from childhood and many more
I sure have seen a lot in this life and yet nothing compared to many. I have experienced a lot - yet nothing compared to many.
I could never have imagined being this age in 1970! It never entered my mind. We were all living such a fun and independent life. The 60's and 70's were fun. However, that being said, I think that the mentality of that time explains a lot of the disfunction of today! I really do. That is just my opinion and I don't expect everyone to agree.
I am glad I grew up when I did. I have had a lot of life changing experiences over the years and all I can say is THANK GOD I survived and learned!
Just think - we grew up without the technology of today and survived!
I hope this makes some of you smile and remember back as well.
Those were the days!