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Chutz
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   Posted 8/31/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Memory day...lol Ya, it's funny because if we don't laugh we may cry and there's NO crying in Koffee Klatch. This is happy/fun time. So, what fads do you remember from your teen or high school years? Popular hairstyles? Clothes? And did you "participate" or were you one of those who did their own thing and didn't care what the fads or fashions were at the time.

I was a teenager in the mid 60's...that's the 1960's for those who are laughing or wondering. tongue It was the time of the Beetles, white buckskin shoes, A-line dresses and big hair, then long, straight hair...lol Just after I was out of high school Woodstock was all over the news. Groupies were where it was at and being UNIQUE was the only way to be...just like everyone else. I always thought it was so funny that the kids all were rebelling because they didn't want to conform yet they all looked like each other. rolleyes I remember cashmere sweaters were to die for and drive in movies were what dates were all about. Guys who wore tight jeans, slicked back hair and white t-shirts with a pack of cigarettes rolled up in the sleeve were greasers.... and IMHO were disgusting. I preferred either some of the guys in FFA or ones with a more preppy look, thank you very much. smilewinkgrin

As for me...I was such a rebel. eyes NOT! I wore fairly plain clothes and 'sturdy' saddle shoes that were good for my feet. I wasn't like in orthopedic shoes or anything THAT horrid, but my mother and I sewed all of my clothes so being very trendy was hard. But I didn't mind because I was more interested in math and science classes than who just got new 'squash' heals or go-go boots. And listening to the whispering in the halls about who actually saw "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf"! shocked shocked smhair One girl actually had a copy of the book<gasp!> You have GOT to be kidding!

OK, my memory has gotten way out of hand here...but you get the picture. What fads were around when you were a teen?

Chutzie smilewinkgrin
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oldhippie
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   Posted 8/31/2009 11:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Class of '66 here! I was one of the smart kids but wanted to be popular too, so I made friends with one of the girls in the "in" crowd and became a cheerleader. She told me not to say too much, smile a lot and everyone would like me. She was right! I remember sleeping with my hair in those bristly rollers so I'd look like Sandra Dee. I remember those round collars and wearing a round pin on the round collar. The boys called me "Lumpless" in jr. high, for obvious reasons. In HS this was shortened to "lump" Troy Donahue was my big screen heart throb - I loved the movie A Summer Place. Favorite song then - "He's a Rebel" My hubby - you guessed it - slicks his hair back and rides motorcycles! LOL

Everything changed when I went to college. Then I became a hippie - long straight hair, listened to Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, marched against the war. Well, enough about me. It's someone else's turn.

fatherjohn
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   Posted 9/1/2009 12:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sure that the 60's were between the 50's and the 70's but I don't remember. lol

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   Posted 9/1/2009 12:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Oldhippie,
Welcome! Great name! I'm class of '67 and I thought I was reading the entry I had written in my head when I saw your post! I had particularly thought about sleeping in those big rollers (the men here won't get this, unless they had sisters!).

I was a cheerleader, too. Wasn't much else for the girls to do except intramural sports. Younger women don't realize there was a time when women's/girl's sports weren't funded in schools - before Title IX. But ok, enough serious stuff. Unfortunately, I had the opposite problem of "lumpless" but that had its own downside.

When I got to college it was Carly Simon and Elton John and Harry Chapin. I remember seeing Janice Joplin in a small room in college in Buffalo - before she had made it big, and Sly and the Family Stone at a football field in Cleveland. Both concerts were free! But I never made it to Woodstock.

Ok, Fatherjohn, I guess you inhaled then? LOL

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   Posted 9/1/2009 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   
The class of "75" here. I wore pretty much the same thing kids are wearing now. Low cut bell bottom jeans but we cut the bottom off for the frayed look and a white wide belt. I'm still listening too the same music now that I listened to in high school. Leon Russell, Joe Walsh, Led Zepplin and my husband is a big Pink Floyd fan. We saw Neil Young in concert last winter and he is still as good as gold.

I'll admit it "I inhaled"!!!
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snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 9/1/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh man, sorry to say this, but class of '94 here.
I what REALLY remember is peg legged pants, big hair like wings, and neon hyper color shirts that showed heated hand prints.
Wow, I looked so funny!
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Jim1969
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   Posted 9/1/2009 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok time for some 80's. I graduated HS in 87.

I was never into the fads myself. I wore my hair short, your basic jeans, and either plain t-shirts or polos. The only "fad" that I might have been guilty of following was I also liked to wear long sleeve dress shirts with my jeans. Sort of a 1/2 preppy look but I definitely would never be confused as a preppy.

As far as "fads" in clothes and styles go I recall the big hair, stonewashed denim and button fly jeans, and pink dress shirts were the rage among the preppy. I also recall Polo cologne for guys being all the rage. Personally I thought it stunk. I liked your basic musk or Stetson.

Oh yeah I almost forgot another fad I did go for. I did have an "Indiana Jones" style hat and leather jacket. turn

Cruising the "strip" was still the thing to do on Friday and Saturday nights.
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   Posted 9/1/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Must say I'm glad to see the passing of the leisure suit. Can't believe I ever saw a man as looking hot in one of those regardless of the pastel color of it.

Hope no one thinks of me as a druggie from my last statement. I'll admit I did have a point in my life that I was a wild child and probably drove my parents crazy with worry but that was a long time ago. We've all done things in our youth and look back and wonder what in the heck was I doing. Oh, well, it didn't ruin me for life. Live & learn.
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Chutz
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   Posted 9/1/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Oldhippie!!! And Welcome to the family. Wonderful to see you jump right in and join our daily smile time. Hope to see you around the forum more...

Chutzie
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tina%52
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   Posted 9/1/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   

Class of '74' here and I so remember the bellbottoms, peasant tops, smiley faces and peace signs.  I think it's funny that so much of it is coming back now.  I got a rose tatoo on the inside of my ankle for my 32nd wedding present.  My mom, who is now 92 asked me one day if I was ever going to grow up (as she was laughing) at the flower painted on my big toe.  I told her 'no' what's the fun in that?  Those were fun times and I really feel for the kids today, they've no clue how much fun we use to have.  I too still listen the the same music and so do my adult children....

I used to have a 'maxi' coat with a fur lining around the collar and down the front.  Tried so hard to dress like Janis Joplin LOL.  But I love the malt shop music from the 50's and 60's.  Listened to the Purple People Eater the other day - my granddaughter (she's 6) thought that was great.  Had to play it over and over :))  One of my favorite shows is West Side Story and the sound track is awesome.  I had to buy the movie for my other granddaughter (she's 10)...she loves it! 

 

 

 

 


PAlady
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   Posted 9/1/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Tina,
You really added some memories! West Side Story - I think I still have the album! And purple people eater!!!! (some people wiil think we REALLY have lost it!)

BTW, now I'm craving a malted milk shake!!! Oh, yum!

PaLady

Chutzie - this one is really fun!

Chutz
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   Posted 9/1/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
That malted milk shake does sound wonderful!! When I was in high school I worked at Dairy Queen part time and that's when I first learned what 'malts' tasted like. Ya know..I think we have some malt powder in the cupboard. Yep, see what Tina started. Nice job, girlfriend!!

Chutzie
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PAlady
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   Posted 9/1/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Have one for me, Chutz!

PaLady :-)

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   Posted 9/1/2009 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
This was some good reading.  Thanks for a good thread everyone.
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   Posted 9/1/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I was the class of "69", but I went into the Air Force right after I graduated, but even though I was in the military, I was still a hippie at heart! or at least every one told me that I was! Actually when I went to the NCO Non Commissioned Officers Academy in the mid 80's my instructors said I was the Maynard G. Grebs of the air force! I was told I was a Beatnic through and through! (For those of you that doesn't know of that person look up "The many Loves of Dobie Gillis Show! ) By the way I always took those comments as "Compliments!" In the 70's when I was off duty I wore bell bottom jeans and paisely shirts. We usually would go to the Navy Bases and buy there jeans, as there utility uniform was bell bottom blue jeans! and a lighter blue shirt! I still listen to music from the 50's and 60's I still think it is the best!

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   Posted 9/1/2009 11:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Alright, I'm a day late and a dollar fifty (inflation these days...sigh) short. I was starting to feel like the baby here till I saw the post from Jim1969. I was an '89 graduate. And I remember starting high school with neon socks and neon painted razor blade earrings. By the time that I was done with highschool I was at the other end of the spectrum. First year I was still mimicking Madonna and by the end I was pure Metallica.

Somewhere in those years too (at age 16) I had a brief exposure to country music and the lifestyle as well. That was a shocker, going from being the kid from the big city that couldn't tell you what kind of tree was in their yard, to getting hauled out to the middle of nowhere Montana and being taken out to go "slow elk" hunting. For those of you that don't already know what that is...it's somewhat related to "snipe hunting." At least with slow elk, they are a real existing thing. My friends hauled me out to the middle of this field, shoved a shotgun in my hands, and then said, "Go get it!" After staring out into this field for several minutes, I realized that what they wanted me to shoot...it was a cow.

The only real fad that I followed was the clothes. I hate to admit it but during that freshman year,not only did I own all those neon clothes, but I also even had a silk pirate style shirt and a pair of paisley jeans due to the trendy-ness of Prince and the Under the Cherry Moon timeframe. If anyone ever prints this reply out and shows it to me I will deny it! lol
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PAlady
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   Posted 9/1/2009 11:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Snipe hunting! LOL Haven't heard that in ages!

PaLady

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   Posted 9/2/2009 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, thankfully I was aware of what it was before I got taken out to the fields. So they knew that they couldn't get me on that one. But trust me, at one point I was a kid and working on the carnival circuit, I learned many many things - like "lightbulb grease" and how to retrieve a "bucket of steam."

One of these days I'll have to tell the tales of the things that I saw on the midway.
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   Posted 9/2/2009 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I also want to welcome a few new members in this post.    Tina%52 and oldhippie!!!!!  WELCOME to the family
 
I graduated in 88.  I was from a farming community that had some kids that wanting to think they lived in the city.  Some metal heads, a few ravers and preppies.  I on the other hand wore 501 button fly jeans size 27.  I remember washing them then letting them dry just a tad the jumping into them laying on the bed to button.  smhair smhair smhair    Instant painted on jeans.  I had every color of tank tops with flannel shirts unbuttoned.
 
I had the big hair scool    Man I remember having to get a job just to pay for the hairspray smilewinkgrin    Oh ya can't forget my Dingo cowboy boots with gold tips!!!!!
 
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