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'70s Nostalgia

5 Things You Did In The 70s That You Could Never Do Today

James Baxley | Posted 01.02.2017 | Fifty
James Baxley

There are five things that you could do in the '70s that you could never, ever get away with today because they are so despicable, at least to "p.c." police, they would have you arrested and Child Protective Services would take your children away... probably.

I Was the Victim of Extreme Free-Range Parenting

Kevin B. Morrow | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Kevin B. Morrow

Now to clarify, we were not THOSE kinds of Florida people that you see today on tabloid television shows. We were a normal middle class family who owned their home, had multiple cars and even went out to dinner regularly (a big deal in the 1970's).

How Parents In The '70s And '80s Had It Made

Erica June | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Erica June

Sadly, my kids will never know the joys of rolling freely around the back of a station wagon or eating Twinkies as part of a healthy lunch. 

The Ghosts of Screen Time Past

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Some days my brother and I put in a full workday in front of the tube, complete with tray tables so we could watch through breakfast and lunchtime. Based on conversations with friends, their homes were also full of many hours of television as well. And guess what? We're all fine.

Summer Camp: Now and Then

Lori Ferraro | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

I know they will cherish camp memories and tell their kids someday what summer camp was like way back in 2014, how different it was and how much better it was back in their day. But I kind of secretly wish that they were making crummy crafts, playing dodgeball and eating jelly sandwiches.

9 Vintage Products We're Feeling Nostalgic For

Posted 12.03.2013 | Fifty

Consider this for a second: the next generation of kids won't know what a rewind button is or know how to read a foldout map. Blockbuster, the go-...

Back To School In The '70s: Lunch Boxes, Razzles And Primary Colors

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.05.2012 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

The start of first grade had me happy and confused all at the same time: Ms. Svec was my teacher again, only she was now she was named Mrs. Jennings. Apparently she got married over the summer. Not cool. Didn't she know I loved her?

Gimme That Old Time Nostalgia: Memories of Remembering

Peter Birkenhead | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Peter Birkenhead

I miss nostalgia. The old kind, anyway: mostly private, typically accidental, not always rosy. But nostalgia ain't what is used to be. Nowadays we wea...