I have a 16 year old son. We were talking about when I was 16 or 17 what I liked to do, what was the language of the 70's and how did I survive childhood without a computer and a X-Box. LOL Well, son I survived just fine.
In the late 70's I remember my phone was connected to the wall and not in the least portable. Television was okay, but I didn't spend much time watching. When I could finally wear pants to school I kept them pulled up. You would never dare talk back to a teacher. (I did once and that's all it took.) We did not have video games, computer games, cell phones, PDAs, CDs, DVDs, or the player to go with them. There were 3 to 4 channels. ABC, CBS, NBC and Public television. Cartoons were only on Saturday and they ended at 12 noon. You did not need show ratings or have to put blocks on shows.
Being outside was fun, not a chore. Roller Skates not Roller Blades. No Skate Boards. Scooters were the fashion. We had the Presidents Physical Fitness Day once a year and everyone participated. I stood at the back of the line hoping the bell would ring. LOL
As part of the family you worked around the house without an allowance. "You live here too!" Mine was often the kitchen and vacuuming shag carpet then raking it. LOL
Guess what? I did not fail to grow up fine without all they other things that my 16 year old has. I believe that we both have great imaginations. Just from different sources.
Pick a year. How are fashion and fads different for you from today?
Make this question what you want it to be.
It was the latter half of the 70’s. Farrah Fawcett hairdos, jump suits, scarves and large glasses were some of the styles my senior year. I didn’t know about computers, cell phones, GPSs, video games, CDs and DVDs. Our biggest electronic thrill was having a cool stereo that would play cassette tapes. I found in my Senior Book a list of my hobbies. I laughed but saw, even then, I loved the crafts. My hobby activities were “Drawing, Taking Pictures, Motorcycle Riding, Collecting, Bowling, Skating, Piano Playing, Ping Pong and Tennis.” Too be honest I don’t remember doing all that. I was a big collector and made scrapbook pages from my collections. I still have many of my drawing. My dad was a big bowler. I loved that time with my dad. Skating was with me from when I would wear a skate key around my neck until Roller Blades came into fashion. Piano was my solace and my mom’s pride. Even then I pestered people to take photos! Did you notice? Mom did not play computer games or video games. I survived my young life just fine.
Pattern Paper: SEI Poppy collection
Numbers: American Craft Thickers, fabric (awesome)
Finishing Touches: Ranger's Distress Stickles, Flower Soft
Bottom Embellishment: Peace/Love created with Shrink Film
Tools: Fiskars Tear Ruler, Fiskars Mirco-Tip Scissors, Circut (letters)
Journaling: Grafix Adhesive Transparency
Winner was picked for week 23. I've sent you an email/pm for your address. If you would like to jump in on any of the layouts I would encourage you to do so. Any time you complete a layout with the journaling prompt and post a link to where it is uploaded on this post, you can be in the random drawing each week.
The theme of the crop on September 12/13 in Columbia, SC is...drum roll please....
(Note: this not a Fiskars event).
We have already reserved seats for 35 croppers and there is room for 15 more. Yeah!
Two requirements to attend the crop are you must be a Fiskateer and you must pay your crop fee of $30.00 before your seat is confirmed. If you would like to join the Fiskateers (great, great community) go to the front page of the Fiskateers site and they will show you how to join....even if you can't come to the crop, it's the greatest community ever.
What you get for your $30.00: meals, snacks, overnight stay (rooms) and a ton of fun in beautiful surroundings. It looks like everyone will have their own table and outlets are ever 6 feet. What better?
Shannon and I are excited to host this event and the developing plans are even exciting us to pieces!!! You can contact me with more questions or to start the registration process at Debby_Crops@live.com
1. beautiful days and cool evenings
2. God answering my prayer
3. Friends who trust me to pray for them
4. Trusting God to answer my prayers in a way that is best for my life
5. For God's Word: Psalm 19:14 "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."