Monday, May 25, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Spring is here!!

And what better way to celebrate than with polka dots!!

Dazzling!! I mean the polka dots are dazzling.  And you gotta love the hat that Kathy is sporting!  Spring is definitely here!!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Random Goodness: What's Next???

What do I mean with "What's Next???"

Apparently in 1970, what was next was a variety of artificial fabrics!!  You have ot admit, that the plaid minis are nice though!!

 Yep again with the polyester, and Kathy in a wig!!

One final close up of Kathy!! 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Time for Sizzlin' Swimsuits!!

Yep it's that time of the year.....

The sensuous suit!  I guess because they are one piece or something.  But where's Kathy???

There's Kathy along with Karen!!

Pics are courtesy of Blue Senshi.  Thanks!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Ransom Goodness: Springtime in the 70s!!

And that could only mean two things.....

Mini skirts and shorts!!  And here we have double the pleasure of Kathy and Karen, just in time for Spring!!  I'm certainly ready for some warmer weather and fun in the sun!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Bodysuits!!!

Great bodysuits from JCPenney!

And some more from Penney's!!!

Alden's gets into the bodysuit action with Kay and Karen!!

And now some bodysuits form Eaton's. You can tell it's the French version.  In any language, bodysuits are indeed elegant!!

And finally one from the English version of Eatons. 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Random Goodness: Playsuits!

Which turns out are a lot like jumpsuits, except.....well I guess that they are more playful!!

 Colleen along with Kathy in the nautical blue playsuit, which looks very playful!!

And again in red. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Montgomery Wards is Tops!!

Nylon tops that is......

Never had so many cute models made so many ordinary nylon tops look so good!!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Westward Ho!!

With these groovy threads from Sears!!

Well, it's sort of Western with gauchos and boots, but still very groovy!!

Sunday, April 12, 2020

When Life Was Groovy: Aldens Fall Sale!!

And life was groovy with Aldens fall sale specials.....
 Suede look 'n plaid - can't get any groovier than that!!!

 Well stretch nylon maybe not so groovy, but these gals make it look great!!

So let's end with novelty knits!!.  I'm not sure what they are, but tehy must have been pretty groovy too!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

That's So 70s: Jumpsuits!!

And not just any jumpsuits, no, no, no!!  These are handkerchief jumpsuits from Penneys!!

Well Kathy is in a jumpsuit at least. Jane meanwhile is in a handkerchief dress.  So, so 70s!!

Pic is courtesy of Blue Senshi!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Random Weirdness: Sporting Knits of the 70s!!

We haven't had a Random Weirdness post in a while, so why not break that trend with a really random pic from a DIY sweater mag....

So why are all the adults staring at the poor kid????

     "Ahh Croquet, how cute!!"

     "Is that even a sport kid???"

     "And why are you the only one without white shoes??"

     "What are you doing playing croquet on a tennis court anyway???"
           "Well why are you playing golf on a tennis court?
              And why do each of you only have 3 clubs???"

Like I said, so many questions, but one thing can't be denied: the 70s had the grooviest sweaters!!

Monday, March 30, 2020

When Life Was Groovy: Summertime Separates!!

Summertime Separates for Mixing and...........

I guess that we'll never, ever know!!  Still life definitely looks groovy here!!!  I'm ready for summertime fun in the sun!!

Pic is courtesy of Blue Senshi, thanks!!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Hug a Nurse!!

Or maybe that's not such a great idea now.  Still, as the father of a nurse, I have to say that they are working hard now....

All in white, yes that is what I want to see!


Doctors be so cool, yeah, like whatever...

The white is nice!!

BTW, due to quarantine restrictions, my daughter can no longer visit us, this sheet is getting REAL:!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Random Goodness: American Jeans!!

I think that we could all use a little random goodness now....

And what better way to cheer up our spirits than with flair bottom jeans from the 70s!!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

A Special Message to All My Loyal Readers

Yeah, the ENTIRE FREAKING WORLD has gone stone cold mad!!  And yes, we have been impacted: one child lost her job and another has had her hours cut back.  And I am officially working from home, so as long as my laptop is functioning I guess that I'm still employed.

At this critical time, I want to reassure my loyal readers that....


Yes, a little levity is good, remember:

  • Be kind to family members, everyone is stressed
  • Be sure to call any elderly family members and friends, they are mostly isolated and that's not good at all for them.
  • Try to maintain as normal a daily routine as possible
  • Get some fresh air and exercise as much as possible, home workout videos are exploding online, so NO EXCUSES!!!  If anything, just take a long walk every day.
  • Stock up on liquor and ammo, wait too late for that now!!
So I will be posting regularly for the next few weeks, perhaps of happier times long gone.


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Spring Break Special 2020 - Part 2!!!

Okay, okay, the last post was a little fun, but let's get back to something that shoudl cheer us up - swimsuits, especially 70s swimsuits.

Yeah, this beach is looking MUCH better than the last pic on the previous post!

Sizzlin' by the shore for sure!!!

Wow!! Do I miss those college spring break days!!

"Bravo for the Bikini"  I couldn't have said it better myself....

Bravo for the bikini indeed!!


I know that a lot of Spring Break plans were messed up this year, but here's wishing all my readers good memories of Spring Breaks past!!

Groovy memories indeed!!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Spring Break Special 2020!!

Whoa whoa!! It's Spring Break baby.  That iconic Americana reight-of-passage that NEVER gets old.  Lets' take a groovy look back in time....

The 1960s
Groovy baby, I can feel the vibes!!

The 1970s...
The crowds thicken, the parties expand!!

The 1980s...
Yeah let's go to Vail!!

The 2010s....
Peak Spring Break!! Kinda like Peak Oil but with a heck of a lot more alcohol and skin......

And, uh hmmm, today, the 2020s.....
Can anyone say CORONA CHAN!!!

Not this Corona...
THIS Corona.....
Yeah, what a buzz kill man!! No more Spring Break for YOU!!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Terrycloth Cover-ups!!

Just a nice pic to start off the weekend....

 Terrycloth cover-ups look oh so soft here!!  And they have hoodies too!!

A closeup of the inset pics...

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Model Poses: Arm in Arm!!

We've looked at a few of the stranger model poses in past posts:  The Look Down, The Look Away, and The Flamingo among them.  But there's one that is not so much strange as it's, well, nice!!

It's the "Arm In Arm", and when you think about it, it's a little strange, but also, well, nice!!  Karen and Kathy demonstrate it quite well here with the added well known model pose "The Lean In."

Kathy uses the stool to good effect to show off those groovy 70 plaids and platform shoes.  Meanwhile those other Donna and Barbara are doing the Arm In Arm.

Kathy and Jill are locked Arm In Arm on their way to class.  Talk about driving all the college guys crazy!!

Another pose of the Arm In Arm.  Kathy had the technique perfected! Nice!!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

When Life Was Groovy: Chemistry Sets!!

Not only was life groovy, it was fun, exciting, and, well, downright dangerous!!

Yes, I'm talking about the chemistry sets that kids used to play with.  And these were the  real deal complete with Bunsen burners, glass test tubes and really, REALLY cool chemicals like sodium cyanide, lead acetate, potassium nitrate (also known as saltpeter, you know, for making gunpowder), and sulfuric acid, among others.

What you WON'T find is namby pamby stuff like gloves or safety goggles.  I mean, what could possibly go wrong????

Instead of safety equipment, one apparently had to wear a tie while creating a chemical reaction to liberate chlorine gas (yes you could do that with these sets!!)

Yep, not a safety goggle in sight.  Go ahead young chemist and hold that glass beaker full of explosive chemicals right in front of your eyes!!

Sorry, ladies, creating dangerous chemical reactions in your own home was exclusively the domain of boys.  No Girls Allowed!!

You'll just have to be content with a boring Lab Technician kit.  I mean it says that it's been "safety tested" right on the front.  How can that be any fun?!?!?!?

 They were even endorsed by Superman!! So of course they were cool!!

Okay, okay, I guess the girls were allowed to play with the chemistry sets too.  I can just imagine the conversation:

"Bobby, in the manual it says not to mix those two chemicals together like that."

"Nah, it'll be fine."

Ten minutes later: "Whatever you do, don't tell mom."

But as dangerous as the chemistry sets might have been, there was something even worse...
Yep, your very own atomic energy lab!!  I mean how neat-o cool is that!!  And yes, it had real uranium and radon samples!!!  I mean read the box: Exploding atoms?? check, Background radiation??, check, "Safe" radioactive materials??, check, check, and CHECK!!

And what's not included??? any sort of safety equipment of course!!


Somehow, I doubt that one could sell something like this today on the open market.  If you tried, you'd probably get a visit from the Dept. of Homeland Security!!

So what has become of these classic toys of our youth????

Oh good God NOOOOOO!!!  Plastic equipment??? PLASTIC????  No chemicals????? and worst of all it includes, gasp, safety goggles!!  No wonder kids prefer to sit around all day and look at their cell phones!!