I was looking for picture for a new paper line called Reminisce to put up on the store blog and ended up on Pinterest "reminiscing" about my 70s and 80s up-bringing! I bet some of these will make you say, "Oh my word!! I remember that!" Enjoy the walk...
We had TWO of these in our library! What a special treat to play Oregon Trail from the floppy disk!
Best thing EVER!! Loved getting a new notebook for only 25 cents!! Started feeding my paper habit young!
Always wanted one of these, even though I wasn't old enough to shave, yet. I am sure I could have found something to shave!
My sister had the Sunshine Family, Grandpa and Grandma Sunshine and the Sunshine van. Green with envy! I was NOT allowed to touch the Sunshine family...though I did when she wasn't looking! :)
Loved this stuff...the toxic fumes I must have sucked in were awesome!
Lip Balm in a tin! I would eat this stuff! Seriously. I ate it.
I would glob this all over my lips for the perfect, drippy shine! Then I would lick it off because it tasted so good!
Smelled good all day long!
The best gum!!
I would save my money for a pack of these Wacky Cards! I think I may actually still have them in a keepsake box! Lucky me!!!
My absolute favorite! Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers! I had the LARGE tube of bubble gum. One up friends because I had a Lip Smacker on a rope to wear around my neck. (I ate this too. Dear. God. I was a strange child.)
STILL have these!!
My sister had these and I was soooo jealous!
I was the envy of the neighborhood with this people set!
One of my favorite things I ever owned! You could do calculations (because it was a calculator) and play a few basic math fact games!
Another prized possession..my Velvet Doll! You could make her hair long by turning a knob in her back and to make it short, you pressed her belly button! I think I may have jammed up the hair mechanics, because I did give Velvet a little hair trim.
Oh...I loved my Cher barbie doll. I would brush her hair endlessly! It would actually squeak when you brushed it (because it was probably plastic) and I had to stop brushing it around my dad because the sound was like finger nails on a chalkboard to him! Well, I should have kept brushing that hair because it turned into a HUGE matted, nasty mess on her head. No problem...I could cut off the snarls. (So, I ate lip balm and cut my Barbie's hair regularly....hmmm.)
I could do this all day and all the way down to my friends house!!
And we will finish on a story of this video game device!
We did not have an ATARI, but my good friend had one. When she would go on vacation, she would let me bring the ATARI to my house and hook it up to our TV. (You know...put the wires under the screws in the back of the TV. Turn the TV knob to channel 2) Well, the joystick had come apart and you could remove plastic covering off the stick or handle. Then, when you squeezed the handle to your leg (I don't know why I did this.), it would stick to your leg through suction. Following me? Well, I decided it would be fun to suction it to the center of my forward and chase my dog around like a unicorn. (I like to refer to it as being a free spirit and not to the amount of Lip Smacker I ate!) After a fun game of chase with my dog, I popped the handle off my forehead and had a perfectly red, round hickie right in the center of my forehead. Try explaining that one when you are in sixth grade to your "cool" friends!!
Now, to go look up side effects of eating
Bubble Gum Lip Smacker!