When I think of my childhood so many random memories spring to mind.  I love how a smell, a song, or a phrase will pull me right back into a warm fuzzy moment from years past.  I think it's wildly cool that some of the things I remember as a wee girl are surfacing again for the new generations or have transitioned with me through the phases of time.  Here are a few things that give me the warm fuzzies:

I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke - 70's Hilltop Sing Song Advert

Kool Aid Commercial

School House Rock

Hanker For A Hunka Cheese

Dr. Pepper

Lip Smackers Lip Gloss
Do you remember the super giant sized ones?  I swear they were like the size of a toilet paper roll, and everyone had one!

Mojos Candy
Banana was my favorite!  I actually stole one from the drug store when I was about 7 and felt so guilty I had to go back and pay for it to ease my mind LOL!  

Speak and Spell and The Little Professor
I LOVED these things! Maybe this was the start of my fascination with typing ;)

Super Star Barbie
I thought she was the most glamorous thing I had ever seen!  I married her to my Ken in the blue and orange jumper with orange sunglasses, they were perfect together!

Free To Be You And Me
I remember getting so excited to watch this in school.  We got it at least once a year in grade school music class as a 'free' day.  The other movie day was always Mary Poppins.

So there you have it, a few ditties from my early years that I will never forget.  What childhood goodies stand out in your mind?

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24 Responses
  1. Too cool.
    I loved the COKE commercials. The 70's with all the peace and love signs everywhere. Great song.

    Watching School House Rock with my kids and singing along.

    Did you know that the singer in the Dr Pepper commercial is the same guy who was the werewolf in AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON?

    Loved Mojo's. By the handful.

    I like your blog.

  2. Lesley Says:

    Sigh... I miss Mojo's. I loved Mojo's. Banana Mojo's. I'll tell you a secret. There's a candy store on 124th Street and Stony Plain Road that sells these. Shhhh!

    It's so funny because as I scrolled down the list my memory sparked to life. I love this list and I am saving it to my computer so that I can look at it when I feel nostalgic.

    I like everything on this list. And not just because you like it!

  3. The Chick Says:

    I am so glad you both liked this post, I loved writing it! Oh and Lesley you so should not have told me banana mojos still exist, I think it's now going to be my metal free mouth celebration in the summer ;) I love that you love what I love LOL!

  4. Thanks for the follow - following back!

  5. Ah the memories!

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  6. I remember a lot of those things as well. Great trip down memory lane. I'm following you back. Sorry my button didn't work. I will try and fix it.

  7. Wow...I spent a lot of time with that Speak and Spell! You see? They say technology is taking over...but it was there all along. It's just that it used to be large and orange!

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  8. Anonymous Says:

    Cute blog and love the School House Rock clip! :)

    Now following you on GFC.


  9. Anonymous Says:

    I'm your newest follower from Relax and Surf Sunday Blog Hop. Also following on Twitter. If you get a minute please stop by and follow back.

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  11. 1grown2togo Says:

    Wow The Speak and Spell did bring memories back..New Follower (GFC) via the Follow Us Monday Morning Hop~Shari

  12. Heather Says:

    What about moon shoes and skip its? My forth grade friend and I made a time capsule and wrote letters to our future selves with a cassette of our favorite songs that year. Now she lives in a different state and someone else lives in her house. So no chance of digging it up.

    I'm stopping by from the Mingle Monday Hop. I'd love for you to stop back by. Now I have that I'd like to give the world a coke song stuck in my head! ;)

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  13. My Mommymoon Says:

    OMG, we must be around the same age, ha ha. I loved all of these too...what memories. It's kind of sad my kids don't have this stuff now.

    I'm a new follower from the monday blog hop.

  14. Hi, I'm dropping in from Donna's blog. Nice to meet you. Thanks for a lovely trip down Memory Lane.

    I'm following you now.

  15. Debbie Says:

    Lipsmackers - that makes me laugh!! New follower from Monday's hop.
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  16. Hi there! Thanks for the follow luv and linking to my blog hop! I love when everyone shares, oh what fun!

    BTW, you took me back. Oh what wonderful memories came back to me. Thanks for that too. You've basically made my day.

    Hugs and returning the follow luv =D

  17. Anonymous Says:

    I grew up in the 70's and it was a great decade. This is a lovely nostalgic post, just my thing. I'm always recollecting myself.

    Found you through Monday blog hops.
    CJ xx

  18. Mrs. E Says:

    Hi, I'm following back. Thank you for the follow. Nice blog! I'm looking forward to reading your posts. Please also stop by and follow my other blog at

  19. Mrs. Tuna Says:

    Aghghghhh, I'm having a flashback, make it stop!!!!!

    Thanks for following, right back at you!

  20. The Chick Says:

    Wow it's so wonderful to see so many blog hoppers popping by and I am responding to each one of you as I follow back :) It's so cool that so many of us fondly remember the same stuff, and I'm so glad if I have given you something to smile about today! Sending all of you some Chick Love X

  21. Hi! I'm following from the blog hop! I'd love if you'd return the follow favor and maybe join in on my blog hop next Sunday.

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    Hi, I look forward to seeing you at Have a super week. :)

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