Love this thread! I was born in 73.
Prank calling while at a slumber parties. You could do it then since there was no caller ID.
Ding dong ditch (ringing people's doorbells and running).
Watching MTV ALL DAY during the summer.
Playing outside all day and coming home when it was time for dinner. We would go all over the neighborhood. Walk to 7-11. When I lived in apartment complexes I remember "dumpster diving."
Jude Blume books. Remember SuperFudge?
People smoking EVERYWHERE. I grew up with just my Mom and she was a heavy smoker. I'm sure I smelled like smoke. In elementary school I remember everyone making ashtrays for their parents.
Jean jackets with patches all over them.
Talent shows in elementary school. I remember doing She's a Maniac from Flashdance in the 5th or 6th grade.
Riding in the back of pickup trucks.
Riding in the front with no seatbelts.
Looking forward to getting the TV guide in the Sunday paper and seeing what was on the following week.
Watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Remember being able to watch TV with my Mom in the evenings. The shows were mostly family friendly. Loved Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, Who's the Boss, Growing Pains, Family Ties, Eight is Enough, etc....
I remember seeing E.T. in the theatre.
Wearing "cutoff shirts." My brother would cut off the sleeves on his shirts (muscle shirts).
My Mom had a large stereo console that played records and 8-tracks. I remember her Donna Summer 8-tracks.
Getting a busy signal when calling your friends. I remember the phones hooked to the wall. I remember my Mom would snap my fingers at me if I wasn't being quiet while she was on the phone. I remember cordless phones were a big deal as well as call waiting and answering machines.
Walkmans and jamboxes. I remember making "mix" tapes.
Perms. I really wanted a "spiral" perm, but my perms never turned out good.
My first famous crush was Michael Jackson. I LOVED him. I had a Michael Jackson notebook, wallet, pins, etc..... I remember trading Duran Duran pictures for Michael Jackson pictures in the 5th grade.
I was a huge 80's rock fan. Loved the hair bands and going to concerts. Loved Stryper, Queensryche, Def Leppard, Dokken, Scorpions, Metallica, and many, many more.
I could keep going on and on. It amazes me how much time has gone by and how fast it has gone.