I posted a status update on Facebook asking if any of my friends also remembered them as I thought it was a bit of an obscure reference and I was bowled over by the mass quantities of people who not only remembered them, but could recite their slogan, sing their theme song, even knew the date of their arrival on US soil. (Ok, so I may have exaggerated that last part, I think it was actually Wikipedia that told me that!).
Anyway, that conversation sparked a whole other reference from my dear friend, Tiffany, who introduced me to this. Imremembering.com - only the best website, ever. Seriously, I'm loving this thing! All things retro from back when. Stuff you don't see anymore. Things that aren't even made anymore. And if they are, they're just not the same. Flipping through these photos has waves of memories, emotion, even people and places flooding back. It's fantastic. It's also giving me some credence to throw away some of my sentimental kids stuff from back in the 80s since I can just reminisce right here with less storage issues. (But not before I take a photo of this stuff to share on the website and run a quick check on ebay to make sure these classics aren't worth a fortune!!!) They even have a Facebook page!
I'll make you go look if you want to relive your youth first hand, but here are a few of my personal favorites (taken from the website):
Friendship bracelets. Who doesn't love these?!?! It makes me want to break out with my embroidery floss and whip one up right now! Does anyone have a saftey pin so I can attach it to what's left of the knee of my
acid washed jeans?
New York Seltzer - my BFF always had these at her house growing up. In every flavor imagineable. It was the coolest drink ever. Even made me feel a little grown up to drink them!
C'Mon! Tell me you didn't LOVE the Crystal Pepsi!!
I'd be embarrased to admit I might still have one or two of these kicking around.
I was never cool enough to OWN one of these, but they were so cool. I'd touch people just to leave my handprint on their shirts!
These stickers ROCKED!
Something about these ribbon barrettes just made me feel like more of a princess. Perhaps the ribbon hanging down allowed me to pretend I had long glorious locks.
So, go visit the website and reminisce a little. You'll be glad you did! (And thanks, Tiffany, for the suggestion!) I think I'm off to photograph my Major Morgan and Pogo Ball for inclusion on this webpage!