crazfish (Nay), suggested on kat in the hat's 80s thread that we should delve into the 1970s for another fun discussion. I thought it was a great idea, so here goes. Here are a few of MY memories..... Building dams in our creek, labeling trees for a nature trail, finding "the cave" and a giant field of daffodils in the middle of nowhere, climbing trees (and listenin' to mom fuss because we always jumped OUT after we climbed 'em - "Stop that, you'll break your arm! :roll_eyes Doing solo "concerts" for my neighbors from the deck of our house :embarassed: Embarrassing my PARENTS by stickin' my head out the side door every Sunday morning during breakfast and hollerin' "Soo-ey, here piggy piggy piggy piggy!!!" (With several repetitions of course, also for the benefit of the neighbors. We lived in a subdivision.) Banana popsicles on the church steps on a hot summer night during Vacation Bible School Playing the piano for hours on end, learning to play the ukelele (sp?) and the clarinet, ATTEMPTING to play the guitar. Listening to mom play the piano every Saturday morning, while I was sleepin' late and she was taking a break from chores....smelling bleach in the air from the load of sheets she was washing. Rolling down a hill in the grass (we discovered if you use an old quilt, and roll up in it as you go, you won't get so itchy) and hunting for four leaf clovers. I found 14 one day. Making clover blossom chain necklaces..... Our pet flying squirrel Puppies, puppies, and more puppies.....redbones, black and tans, bloodhounds, weimaraners (Dang, guess I've ALWAYS been surrounded by dogs :big_smile:.) SLEDDING!!! We lived right at the bottom of the hill. You could just keep goin' all the way down our driveway. Boy was that fun. Dad would go out in his International Scout, and pack the snow down for all the neighborhood kids, turn it into a solid sheet of ice - while the other folks in the development were busily salting the areas in front of their driveways. If the snow plow came, we'd all line up at the top of the hill with our sleds, and block his way :wink:. Going to the drive-in with my parents to see "The Poseidon Adventure". Dad said he didn't like it 'cause it was "too much in the same place" :lol:. Watchin' "Love Story" and cryin' my eyes out :sad2: Seeing "Rocky" with my best friend, and at the end the whole audience was hollerin', clapping, and on their feet "Saturday Night Fever" - the first R rated movie I ever saw without my parents (I was with my aunt though :wink. I could go on and on about the movies....The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Grease, Carrie, just to name a few more I saw in THEATERS. I NEVER go to the movies anymore. No cable or satellite TV.....just a rotary antenna (oh wait, that's NOW at my house) I was addicted to the television show "Medical Center" - or maybe I should say Dr.Joe Gannon (I think that's what his name was). I thought he was the best lookin' man I'd ever seen at that time. Of course, I also thought that God would look like Jack Lord from Hawaii Five-0 :big_smile:. Watchin' the Olympics, and seeing gymnast Nadia Comaneci receive the first perfect scores across the board. The premiere of "All in the Family"....people PLANNED around it. Do you realize how many spinoffs came from that show? And then there's "Maude", and also "The Jeffersons". From "Maude" came "Good Times". I LOVED the Carol Burnett show, but Dad hated it. However, I HATED "The Glen Campbell Show" (or was it Goodtime Hour?) and he made ME watch that :tounge_out:. Never missed an episode of "One Day at a Time". You guys can chime in on this one, I know SOMEBODY has something to say about Valerie Bertinelli :wink:. "Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island".....da plane, da plane "Saturday Night Live" with the ORIGINAL and BEST cast ever Everybody had their bangs cut and styled into "wings". Farrah hair was sorta like GIANT ones all the way down the sides.... Wings was also a BAND, with lead singer Paul McCartney. I wore out my "At the Speed of Sound" LP. It was third in line as far as my favorite albums went at the time. "Hotel California" was definitely #1, and "Best of the Doobies" got a lot of play time too. Radio contests - be the sixth caller ladies and gentlemen, and win six of the hottest 45s on the market today! I had quite a few :cool2:. Disco - sorry Ms.Gloria Gaynor, this musical genre didn't SURVIVE into the 1980s, but hey - it's made somewhat of a comeback in recent years. And you can dance to it :big_smile:. Kenny Rogers looked NORMAL :crazy:. Boy, was he popular, and the women LOVED him. Well, that took me back a ways, and ended up being more than a FEW. So folks, help me out here. What are your 70s memories? I'd really like to know.