This weekend I sat back and watched my girls – ages 15, 10 and 7 – BE girls. Unique in every way, they only seem to have the fact that they are sisters, in common. As I watched them BE, I thought about me, too. I thought back to when I was a girl, at each of their ages, and I did a little bit of remembering … Remembering what it was like growing up girl. So, today I present to you – 10 things about growing up girl (for me) in the 1970’s.
I just gave you one thing about my own growing up girl in the 1970s. Here are sketchy notes on nine other possibilities:
- Richie Rich comic books read while sipping a chocolate shake at the soda fountain.
- Nancy Drew mysteries checked out in bulk from the local library.
- Banana seat Schwinn bike pedaled all over town and later along the country road when we moved to a farm.
- Metal TV trays set up in the living room on sick days. Saltines and 7-Up.
- Captain Kangaroo, The Electric Company, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
- Schoolhouse Rock, The Brady Bunch, Gilligan’s Island
- Elderly babysitter’s African violets blooming on the kitchen table; she, sitting in a recliner, watching “Days of Our Lives.”
- Mary Tyler Moore, The Bob Newhart Show, M*A*S*H, Star Trek
- (I watched a lot of TV. Can you tell?)
This post is part of Charity’s THC community-building project, “There & Back Again.”
I went to TheHighCalling.org member blog Unfailingly Loved to read “Growing Up Girl–in the ’70s” which inspired me to write something of my own.Each Thursday, consider going “There and Back Again” yourself. It’s simple.Here are Charity’s steps: