Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Random things from my childhood

I was born in 1967 (some might think this is old... perhaps it is, I don't feel old though) Some of you "young uns" may not know of these things of which I speak, but I think you should! This is just some random things from my childhood I wanted to remember and share.

Nancy Drew was cool... but I find that Trixie Belden was even cooler! Normal, sassy, wholesome yet real. She was a cooler girl detective than stuffy old "Titian haired" Nancy Drew. I still don't know why more people didn't know about her... I found my first Trixie book in a neighbors old barn in an old box... I have since read them all and saved them all too! I am a hoarder~

Trixie Belden Pictures, Images and Photos

Scooby Doo! I don't mean the movies that pretty much ruin my idea of Scooby. I mean old school Scooby (pre Scrappy-Doo and The Harlem Globetrotters LOL) they were funny, have groovy tunes and were the most amusing cartoons out there. And yes, we all know why Shaggy always had the munchies and even ate a Scooby Snack when he was desperate!

Scooby Doo Pictures, Images and Photos

Gilligan's Island.

1.Annoying... Check. 2. Rather inane... Check. 3. Ridiculous...Check. 4. Stereotypical....Check. 5. Funny..... Double Check.
Gillian was so annoying, so stupid yet endearing... The Captain was bossy, The Millionaire and his wife were so lofty and hoity toity. Then there was the bombshell and the innocent country girl, and the professor. All the stuff he invented and he couldn't invent a phone line!



You made cool designs with a minimal of instruments. Its so hard to describe...anyone remember it?


Music... yes, I loved Olivia but remember The Captain and Tenille? Muscrat Love is all I'm gonna say.

Captain & Tenille 2 Pictures, Images and Photos

I hope you enjoyed my mini trip down Memory Lane!


Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Fricken' used to LOVE the Spirograph! And me and my family would watch Gilligan together, Dallas, Falcon Crest, and what the heck was the name of the one "DA PLANE BOSS!DA PLANE!" I can't believe I can't remember it....

Kristina P. said...

I used to read Nancy Drew voraciously!

Debbie said...

I loved Gilligan and my spirograph was one of my all time favorites!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

I'm a 1968 girl, and I remember them all except trixie...

Never heard of her... ever!

I wasn't a big reader of nancy drew either. I was into
Judy Blume (on the sly of course... I went to Catholic School)
Remember Lite Bright? the big, oh so electrictioner style?

LadyStyx said...

Im a 1969 and I remember all of these. I LOVED my Spirograph....dont remember Trixie though. I wasnt into Nancy Drew either for that matter.

Anonymous said...

I love everything here but I don't recall Trixie Belden and I'm right around your age. It's funny because one of the things I could not wait to do with my own kids was to play with a Spirograph again!

Anonymous said...

I remember when we found those Trixie books in the barn! They were great.

I still have our Spirograph!

Also, do you remember our major infatuation....Creepy Crawleys???! Those hot metal trays that you cooked over an open hot plate and then seared into cold water when they were done? Plastic fumes and god knows what else toxic...not to mention the danger. Then they came out with the edible ones. I shudder to think of what chemicals we ate.

Jeannette (your sis)

NotAlwaysCharming said...

I LOVED my spirograph...coolest toy ever.

Scooby Doo. You are a girl after my heart. If you ever come to my house I am always watching cartoons. Kid thinks it's weird. I love me some Scooby!

The Wife O Riley said...

My favorite Scooby episodes were the ones where they played the music while they were running from the monster.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awww, I never heard of Trixie - or maybe I did, but just don't remember...I read all the Nancy Drew books, though...Love that you're a 'hoarder' - I am, too! Which is why I have too much stuff...(grin!!)

Loved Gilligan's Island...forgot all about the spirograph! That was a fun thing to do! :) And Ohhhhhhhh...Captain and Tenille...LOVED them! And yes, Muskrat Love was my all time favorite song...I used to sneak a little radio into my room and fall asleep with it under my pillow and listen to music with my ear buds...my sister slept in the top bunk and asked what the funny noise was coming from my bunk the next day because the ear buds had fallen out of my ears during the night, but you could still hear the music...LOL!!

Great memories, Mimi! Love that you loved the same things I did! :)

Kathy B! said...

Gilligan's Island and Spirograph...two of my most favorite-est things! And Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden??? I think we might have been best friends...