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Monday, March 28, 2011
I saw the above on Cape Cod with my grandmother and my cousin Dee Dee. There was another movie at the theater I wanted to see instead, but they wanted to see Oh God, so I was outnumbered 2 to 1. I don't remember much about the movie, except for the fact that it seemed to take forever for it to end..
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
In the 70's, I used to spend a week or two each summer staying with my grandparents in their trailer at the Bourne Campground in Massachusetts. A couple of times they had a site overlooking the canal. Those were excellent times. Their trailer wasn't quite as upscale as the one pictured above. They had an old Coachman. Not that I'm complaining or anything, but it sure would've been nicer if we'd stayed in something like the above.
As opposed to theirs..
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The 10-speed was the dominant bicycle back in the day. I didn't have a 10-speed though. I had a Huffy bike which was basically a mountain-bike with thick tires (10-speeds had very thin tires). Huffy bikes were much more fun than 10-speeds. Give me a mountain bike over a streamlined 10-speed any day.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
When my folks split up in '76, mom and I used to go to the laundromat once a week. We did that for 2 years 'til she moved into a new house. Right next to the laundromat was a pizza restaurant, so we'd put the clean laundry in the dryer, then get a pizza next door. Seems like we went out to eat alot back then, not just laundry days. Once the new house was built, we didn't go to the laundromat anymore. I didn't miss the laundromat, but I really missed having that pizza every week.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
In the '70s people were always hitch-hiking. I know a couple of people who hitched across the country in the early '70s. When I was a teenager in the '80s, there were alot of PSAs on TV and the radio, as well as a couple of made-for-tv movies, about the dangers of hitching, and from then on not too many people did it. As I look at the above pic, judging from the tight-fitting shirt she's wearing, I'm sure it didn't take the above chick too long to snag a ride..
To be honest I didn't care for Rocky. I don't remember which movies I liked back then, but Rocky wasn't on the list. However, as much as I didn't like the movie, I was definitely in the minority on this one. And it was nothing against Stallone, because I loved the Rambo films in the '80s. To this day I turn the radio off when they play the Rocky theme..
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
I didn't have the above, but my friend Laurie did. I usually picked the guy pictured in the barber's chair above. I remember one day I was frustrated that I couldn't get my guy's beard to really come in without the top hair coming in too long so I attempted to rectify it by putting the perm helmet on him to keep his hair short, which of course that ended up looking totally absurd. We had some good times with this one.