Taro (mother2012) wrote,
Taro
mother2012

Decided to do this because it's so simple, and seems like a good thing to do on the day I turn 60:

[x] I’ve been to a drive-in movie theater.
[x] I saw the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.
[x] I voted for (or could have) Ronald Reagan (voted for the other guy, but don't remember who that was)
[x] I was in a Christmas pageant in public school.
[x] I remember what I was doing when John Kennedy died (I was a senior in high school; we all assembled in the gym to watch Walter Kronkite keep us abreast of the news).
[x] I used to watch Star Trek during its original run.
[x] I know what 45 and 33-1/3 describes.
[ ] Still have 'em, too. (Sadly, they were lost in all my moves. I have an unfortunate habit of having others' help me and they tend to 'forget' what they don't consider important.)
[ ] Still have a machine that plays them, too. (Last one departed about 10 years ago.)
[x] I've ridden in cars that didn’t have seat belts).
[x] I used to watch Romper Room.
[ ] I belonged to Future Homemakers of America or the FFA.
[ ] I've gone to an Elvis Presley concert.
[x] I own/used to own an 8-track player.
[ ] I used to wear a hat, doilie, or handkerchief on my head in church. (Now that's a *real* oldie for a non-Catholic as I am; I did frequently wear hats, but that was only as a fun thing to do. And I still do. But my grandmother considered it de riguour to wear a hat with a veil.)
[x] I've bought a McDonald’s cheeseburger for less than 20 cents (I remember paying the original dime.)
[ ] I would go to sleep while or just after watching Johnny Carson.
[ ] I got to have am AM radio by my bed and listen to it at night at bedtime. (No, but my older sisters did!)
[x] I have watched a black and white television.
[ ] I have/used to have a leisure suit -- and wore it!.
[x] I've been to a tent revival. (Hated it; will never do *that* again!)
[ ] I attended Woodstock. (Oh how I wish! I think I was in DC about that time.)
[x] I've been to a state fair and looked at the animal barns.
[x] I spun a hula-hoop around my middle.
[x] I've been spanked at school by a teacher/principal.
[ ] I've been to a Cher concert.
[x] I watched The Sonny and Cher Show during its original run.
[x] I watched Star Trek during its original run.
[x] I watched The Twilight Zone during its original run.
[x] I watched Lost in Space during its original run.
[x] I looked forward to hearing Guy Lombardo play "Auld Lang Syne."
[ ] I called adults "Sir" or "Ma’am." (Not in my part of the country; but we always used Mr. and Mrs.)
[x] I've had a smallpox vaccination.
[ ] I used to watch Dick Clark on American Bandstand. (My friends did, though.)
[x] I've been to a rodeo.
[ ] I've competed in a rodeo.
[ ] I scheduled my evenings around Dynasty.
[x] I've sold Girl Scout cookies. (Got an award.)
[ ] I am/was in a fraternity/sorority.
[ ] I've eaten breakfast at a Sambo’s Restaurant.
[x] I've eaten at a Howard Johnson’s Restaurant.
[ ] I had a poster of Farrah Fawcett on my wall/door.
[ ] I had a crush on Ricky Nelson.
[ ] I had a crush on Angela Cartwright.
[x] I watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.
[ ] I had an aluminum Christmas tree and a color-wheel lamp.
[ ] I have/had a fondue pot and use/used it.
[x] I've used a rotary phone.
[x] I've used a *party line* phone, too.
[x] I remember when African-Americans were called "colored people" in polite company.
[ ] I've been to West Berlin before German reunification.
[ ] I had a paper credit card.
[ ] I played with a Water Wiggle.
[ ] I danced all night to Donna Summer and Whitney Houston.
[ ] I've driven/ridden in a Pacer.
[x] I've driven/ridden in a car with fins in the back.
[x] I've driven/ridden in a VW Bug --older version.
[x] I've stayed up all night playing Risk Monopoly.
[x] I've stayed up all night playing wargames.
[x] I saw the original Star Wars movie in a theater.
[x] I've taken group showers with members of my junior/senior high school class.
[x] I remember when HIV was called HTLV-IV.
[ ] I watched The Simpsons when it was a short on The Tracy Ulman Show.
[x] I know what CP/M was, 'cause I used it on my computer.
[x] I had to install MS-DOS on my computer before I installed Windows.
[x] I have/had a Sony Walkman.
[ ] I modeled my hair and clothes on people in Beverly Hills 90210.
[x] I’ve played PacMan.
[x] I put on a suit and tie/dress to go shop at the downtown department store.
[ ] I saw Top Gun in the theater more than six times.
[ ] I saw The Exorcist in the theater.
[ ] I've read Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses.
[ ] I've used a Jane Fonda workout video.
[x] I remember when Michael Jackson was black.
[ ] I know who shot J.R
[x] I remember when Tommy Smothers was an angel.
[x] I owned a pet rock.
[x] I have/had a Betamax VCR.
[x] I had "all the way" sex before I was married and had to keep it secret.
[ ] I burned a bra and/or draft card.
[x] I've ridden in a double-decker bus.
[x] I've ridden in the back window of my parents' car.
[x] I've edged the grass in a yard with hand clippers.
[x] I had a television aerial outside my house.
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