Throwback Thursday: Disney World 1974

I attribute my slim physique to playing outside after school including "Charlie's Angels" where my friends and I each played an angel (I always ended up being Kate Jackson when I really wanted to be Farrah) and flipped our hair as we chased imaginary bad guys. Also, I walked to grade school daily with my neighbors. During recess we played tag, hide-and-seek and dodge ball. My most sedentary activity was probably when I played with my Barbies in an ultra-groovy camper. (Ken was always stirring up trouble and caused a number of wrecks.)

I attribute my fashion sense to the 70s!

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  1. What a cute picture! The "pint sized fashion model cowgirl" theme! I was born in 74, and I remember yellow, orange, red and green being the colors for children's clothes during the rest of the 70s. I still remember my favorite outfit was a yellow and orange jumper my mother made. Our elderly neighbor used to sew me dresses that were styles for little girls in 1930s - all flouncy and perfect for twirling...I loved those dresses. Ah, good memories...

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    1. ehehe thanks. I don't know why I was posing like that. That jumper and those twirly dresses sound adorable!

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  2. Oh how cute! We kids were different then, or should I say, we kids grew up in a much different time? Yes, a different time. I remember playing outside and moving constantly! Roller skating, biking, running, tumbling and when the weather permitted, swimming! And yes, I loved my Barbie's as well. I also drank out of the water hose when thirsty, said thank you when someone was nice enough to offer us a popsicle. But let me tell you, try getting a child outside to play these days? Ha! People have become so fearful of things.... Dee

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    1. Hi, Dee. Those are fun memories! I think kids today are generally more interested in playing on their phones or computers than outside. I'm really glad that technology wasn't around when we were kids.

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  3. Aw, you were such a cutie! Still are! I was a teen in the 70's and boy, how true it is that it was such a simpler time. My husband and I always say we were born in the wrong time. My daughter, who is 34 and had her fourth baby two weeks ago Monday, says the same thing. I love technology and the good that can come with it but it sure can also make life more complicated.

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    1. Aw, thanks! As for technology crowding out healthy, down-to-earth fun, it's no fun. But it's possible to try and eliminate some of it in our lives; I am always working on that. And congratulations on your new grand baby!!

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  4. Aileen, first you look like you could be 34 in your profile pic! That wholesome '70s life must have done you lots of good!

    Averyl, I love your cowgirl look!! Beautiful as always. :) But gosh, that Ken! We was such a clod driving the van. That's why Barbie always drove mine. Ha ha... Actually the vehicle was a GI Joe Jeep of my brother's. Back in the '70s we had to share and play with what we had, right?

    Momo' mom- You are so lucky to have such a kind and talented neighbor! I bet the dresses were wonderful! Did you save any for your kids?

    I was just telling my girls about playing outside. I've told them things before but it just occurred to one of my daughters to ask in astonishment "Wait, you played outside by yourselves? With no adults? Wow!!" I was talking about how we just played with the neighborhood kids and that playdates were rare. We learned to get along with whomever (or is it "whoever"?) happened to be outside when we wanted to play. Taught us a lot about social relationships and community.

    I don't think technology is all bad but I do see it encroaching on family time and free play a bit. One positive side is when we go out to dinner and the kids are getting impatient for the food to come we play Mad Libs together or go to a quiz site which is really fun. Takes the kids's minds off the wait and eases the tension. Now I suppose you could argue that kids need to learn to wait, which is true in my opinion, but my point is that technology can bring families together too.

    Sarah

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    1. Thank you, Sarah!! And that sounds like good use of technology with your kids.

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    2. You know, I don't know what happened to half of that stuff - but I don't have children anyway, so whoever my mother gave them to got lucky. My mother kept a sweater from my preschool years...it has gum stuck to it! LOL!

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