We crowdsourced our groovy (?) YMC bloggers and staff to reminisce about their childhoods and tell us:
You remember when Meatloaf was more than a poor excuse for a dinner.
You remember polyester pant suits and you still think Danny and Sandy were the hottest on-screen couple, ever.
You have fond memories of sleeping under the stars.
You had a mood ring and a pet rock.
You actually used an Easy Bake Ovens.
You willingly ate pop rocks.
You ordered sea monkeys from the back of a comic book.
You remember having a "cable box" instead of a remote to change channels and it was attached to your TV with a cable that stretched across the room.
Your record player that played vinyl records was housed inside the top of your TV.
You wore a Peter Pan collar. Bonus points if it was green and brown print!
You learned to type on a typewriter, not a keyboard.
Your favourite things included your Muppet lunch box, your Hollie Hobbie purse, and klick klacks.
You can remember when seat belts were optional.
You rode a yellow banana bike.
You know who shot J.R.
You couldn’t wait for Saturday night so you could watch The Love Boat (Gopher….swoon) and Fantasy Island back-to-back.
Your best Christmas present ever was SIMON.
Your bedroom wall décor featured a poster of Sean Cassidy wearing a shiny satin jacket and one of a kitten hanging off a tree branch with the words “Hang In There, Baby.”
You once wrote a letter to Eric Estrada.
You used a rotary phone.
You had a Big Wheel.
You had a Dorothy Hamill haircut.
Your house plants were in plant holders that you macraméd.
Your bell-bottomed jeans and gouchos were cool and knickers were pants that came to just under your knees, not underwear. And they were possibly purple corduroy.
You were a little bit country...or a little bit rock and roll.
You remember watching Star Wars from the bunk in your parents' Winnebago at the drive-in movie theatre.
You had a bowl cut and were dressed in unisex clothes.
You played outside until dark—usually on roller skates—without a care in the world. Or a helmet. You were a "free-range" kid before it became trendy.
Are you a child of the '70s? Share your memories with us!