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Growing Up in the 1970s

A Message For My Beloved Children Who Insist Their Lives Are Really Really Hard

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Back in the 1980s there were only three crafts in existence: friendship bracelets, latch-hook rugs, and Shrinky-Dinks. My friends and I spent an entire decade enjoying them without a single complaint. You might want to try that same technique right about... now.

My Relentless Pursuit Of 'Cool'

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I believe that some of what follows may be universal, and some of what follows undoubtedly was shaped by my own life experience. I am eternally grateful to have grown up in a loving family in a middle class suburb on the southwest side of Chicago in the 1970s.

Life In The '70s: Keep Your Friends Close, And Your Enemies...

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I consider myself blessed to grow up where and when I did -- the south side of Chicago in the 1970s. With all those kids on the block, it was easy to make friends. It was also easy to make enemies.