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1970s Red Tights and Yarn Ribbons

My friend in red tights and tennis shoes, circa 1971 This is a picture of my friend and her little brother. It was taken in the early 1970s when she was living in base housing. I first met her in the late 1970s at a church camp in East Texas. In the fall of 1985, I met up with her again in...

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Pictures of the AMC Gremlin (Car)

American Motors Corporation introduced the AMC Gremlin in 1970. One of my friend’s in high school had one that was a faded purple with white stripes. It looked like a high top tennis shoe. What fun it would be to have one of these rides! 1972 Trailer-Train, Milwaukee marshaling yard,...

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Bridgy and Her Hoop Baton

How To Trim A Hoop Baton, etc. Check out these beautiful pictures of Bridgy twirling her hoop baton on the sideline at the McGuinness Homecoming game on September 21, 2023. The theme of the game was “gold out” so we trimmed her hoop baton with this amazing gold fringe. She found it on...

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KISS Concert T-shirt and A Metal Lunch Box (Daily Photo)

Back in the 1900s, 😆 we carried metal lunch boxes to school that featured our favorite cartoon characters. We also wore KISS concert T-shirts neatly tucked into our jeans. 👖 We liked to look clean-cut while we listened to bands that spit blood 🩸, played flaming 🔥 guitars, and occasionally...

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Happy New Year | Manhattan, 1988

  Auld Lang Syne was written by Robert Burns in 1788, 100 years before the above picture was taken in Manhattan on New Year’s Eve, 1988. Happy New Year! May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Should Auld Acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind Should Auld Acquaintance be...

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1970s Granny Square Afghan Poncho and Matching Skirt

DAILY PHOTO: Three-year-old Toni wears a granny square afghan poncho and matching skirt, March 1971. ✌️ I love her go-go boots! That’s the thing about ponchos. If you had one it was probably made by someone who loved you. 🧡💛 (Photo Credit: Toni L., a longtime follower of this blog.) Check...

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Rare Photo of Life-Size Vintage Charlie the Tuna

Today’s Daily Gen X photo is a vintage Charlie the Tuna of Sorry-Charlie fame! I am able to share it thanks to the generous spirit of Shannon Kringen, a Gen-X artist who was born in 1968. I appreciate Shannon allowing me to bring this wonderful photo to a larger audience via the blog and...

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Elisabet Velasquez | Ode to the Only

1972: 4th Grade Class, Meadowbrook Elementary, Eatontown, New Jersey To The Black and Brown Girls Who Go Missing Before They Go Missing by Elisabet Velasquez Maybe it was because of the last time you ran away with the boy who looked like God. Maybe it was because of the way you came back three...

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