I recently just turned the big 4 – 0. My sister mailed me a package with a little collection of things we grew up with and it completely defines the 80’s for me. No, she is not a hoarder. She is a master garage saler. Actually… they sound quite similar. Hmmm, we might have to talk to her when I get home. Anyways, here is the picture of the items she sent minus the R2D2 figurine. My 5-year-old swiped it and I could not find it again.
All the Judy Blume books were a staple growing up. I mean seriously, if you were a girl growing up and said you NEVER EVER chanted “We must, we must, we must increase our bust,” – you, my friend, are a liar! I LOVED Footloose and yes kids, that is a cassette tape and yes, it would sometimes get all twisted in the player. I did have a Fonzi comb in my back pocket growing up because I was cool. I can’t quite remember what fast food place we would go to get the Porky Pig and all the other Looney Tune glasses but I remember how exciting it was to get Porky – my favorite. St. Elmo’s Fire was such a good movie and how cute was Rob Lowe?! The shorts really cracked me up. Our PE teacher would ALWAYS wear these short, tight, Spaulding shorts. He was a very no-nonsense guy yet he wore these shorts EVERY SINGLE DAY and we were in Northern Minnesota! I did put the rabbit tail on my key chain and my kids think it is gross.
AND if you can not remember this commercial growing up – I am not sure we can be friends.
She finished the gift with the biggest bang – 40 dimes! My great-aunt and uncle would always tape dimes that equaled your age. So when I was 18, I was able to take the $1.80 in dimes and buy 3 pops and 30 pieces of Pal bubble gum! Oh my word! When I went to find a picture of Pal Gum, it actually came up on the Candy Wrapper Museum! YIKES!
Thanks for such fun present Kel!!!!