Saturday, May 28, 2011


70's Men's Fashion: High-Waist Trousers, Bell Bottoms, Floral Print Shirts, Polka Dots - These were the "In" stuff of the time!   -  'WOW'

 1970s men's fashion was characterized by several distinct fashion trends that have left an indelible image of the decade.  These include platform shoes which appeared on the fashion scene in 1971 and often had soles two to four inches thick.

These were worn by both men and women, who also often wore high platform sandals. Wide-legged, flared jeans and trousers were another fashion mainstay for both sexes throughout most of the decade.

We can see several of these mainstays in the picture above - Fuller hair with a longer cut over the ears, long-sleeve dress shirt with wide pointed collar, high-waist trousers with front crease and patch pockets.

Also the use of a wide leather belt with large square buckle, prints including stripes and plaid, bell-bottom trousers with flare and wide cuffs, and of course platform shoes.  These two guys have all that going on!

Friday, May 20, 2011


In the late 60's and early 70's 'Love' and 'Peace' were cherished ideals.  Many turned to Christ for peace, and to the love of God for the answers to life: "God shall supply all your need - [singular because Christ is all you need] according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19)

Many are wondering what will happen tomorrow on May 21, 2011, when Harold Camping predicts that the Rapture will occur.  The Bible says no one knows - only the Father. "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."  (Matthew 24:36)

Whatever happens tomorrow, in the end, you have to be sure of what is going to happen to you when you die. Put your trust in Jesus Christ.  He is the only way. "Jesus saith...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)

What does that mean?  Well, trust in God's grace through Jesus Christ, read your Bible, and pray to Him in all sincerity of heart. "Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." (Acts 16:31)
 In the meantime, be a 'freak' for the Lord and live your life for Him.  This is what the 'Jesus Freaks' were so enthusiastic about. "What doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" (Micah 6:8)  

So why a 'Freak'?  The dictionary defines 'freak' as: "A thing or occurrence that is markedly unusual or irregular."  A true Christian is indeed 'different' from the world and its hostility toward the things of God.  (see John 17:14) 

You are not only different, but special - and even chosen out of the world: "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." (John 15:19)

We are His: God is the answer, not a date or a prediction.  Only the Lord can bring us to Redemption.  So, "Lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:28)

Our Redemption is through grace alone, and not anything that we ourselves can do: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
~  Hallelujah~

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Below is a magazine ad, for a Big Mac sandwich, from the early 70's.
Since 1972 Don Gorske, a retired prison guard, has eaten at least two Big Macs a day.  The 57-year-old, from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin will be eating his 25,000th Big Mac on the 39th anniversary of eating his first.

He jokes that 25,000 is a milestone because people didn’t think he’d live this long. But he says he recently saw a doctor who said he was in good health and his cholesterol is low.

My guess is that the happiness he gets from eating a Big Mac negates any possible adverse health effects!?  Gorske says he ate nine on May 17, 1972 (must have been 'love at first bite'!) and has only missed nine days since then, for various reasons.

Don Gorske even has his own paperback book (see ad below, and excerpt) filled with his experiences over the years of eating a Big Mac everyday, including fun trivia about all the places throughout the United States that he has eaten a Big Mac!

"Everything about eating Big Macs every day was perfect. .... I never had to cook. It was fast and ready within minutes after I left work every day. ...I never had a craving for something different. I had found my perfect food.... The stress of having to eat a non-McDonalds meal was over."  Don Gorske

The Famous Big Mac Jingle:  A 1974 advertising campaign featured a list of the ingredients in a Big Mac: "Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer-songwriter best known for her vocal range of five-and-a-half octaves and her 1975 single "Lovin' You" (featured most recently in the animated movie Megamind).

She was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph from 1972 until her death in the summer of 1979.  They had two children - music engineer Marc Rudolph and actress/comedienne Maya Rudolph.


Mascara in vibrant colors - especially blue - were all the rage in the 70's.  
You can still get blue mascara and live the memory...

Monday, May 9, 2011


'Moodmatcher Lipstick

The original formula from the 60's and 70's. These lipsticks change color instantly and last up to 12 hours.  

Each shade changes according to your body chemistry for long-lasting 'personalized' color unique to you.

It's really fun to put on a 'strange' color of lipstick and see it turn to a beautiful color on your lips:
  • Green turns a shade of red or rosy pink
  • Light blue turns magenta or fuchsia
  • Dark blue turns fuchsia or purple
  • Yellow turns rosy peppermint
  • Orange turns to shades of coral
  • Purple turns violet or magenta

Enjoy the rich, natural moisturizing powers of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E in a long-lasting, 12-hour formula that won't wear off, even when eating, drinking or kissing! 

Available individually, or in a pack of all 6 shades! 

Saturday, May 7, 2011


"The Bugaloos, The Bugaloos, We're in the air and everywhere..."

The Bugaloos is an American children's television series produced by brothers Sid and Marty Krofft, airing on NBC on Saturday mornings from 1970 to 1972. The show featured a musical group composed of four British-accented teenagers, who lived in fictional Tranquility Forest.

They wore insect-themed outfits with antennae and wings which allowed them to fly, and were constantly pursued by the evil Benita Bizarre, who was jealous of the Bugaloos' musical talent. The Bugaloos released an album in 1970 featuring studio-recorded versions of some of the songs performed on the show.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Vintage 1970's Era 'Eames' Purple & White Mushroom Table Lamp.  

This lamp has a Solid White Plastic base and transparent Purple Domed Shade.  

So Retro! Super Cool!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Malibu Barbie in all her glory - with long, blond hair, great tan, aqua blue bathing suit, and round purple sunglasses!  

The set below includes a reproduction Malibu Barbie doll (and sunglasses!) along with her yellow terry towel.

Also included are reproduction fashions from the era and a collector's booklet.  All for only $21.35 + FREE SHIPPING!

This is a great deal - especially when just the reproduction doll alone usually sells for more than twice that amount ($48.92).

Included in the set of clothing is a vintage reproduction of 'Lemon Kick' outfit with Palazzo Pants and matching top and shoes.

This set is an authentic Collector's Edition by Mattel.                                                                                                                               

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


America is an English-American folk rock band, composed originally of members Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek. They became a musical sensation during 1972, scoring #1 hits and winning a Grammy for best new musical artist.

Their recording success was almost entirely throughout the 1970s; some of the band's best known songs are "A Horse with No Name", "Sister Golden Hair" (both of which reached #1), "Ventura Highway", "Tin Man", "Daisy Jane", and "Lonely People".


Hand-crocheted knit Granny Square poncho.  A true 70's wardrobe staple.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Shore Lines Ken was so groovy - and so colorful!  If you look closely at Ken's 'Big Business' suit, it is a black and white check print - with a colorful print tie.

Digging Brad's plaid, too.  You really just can't have enough bright colors and prints back then!


Monday, May 2, 2011


Twiggy, one of the first international supermodels and fashion icons of the 60s and 70s.

Sunday, May 1, 2011



The Jesus movement was a movement in Christianity beginning on the West Coast of the United States with such churches as Calvary Church with Chuck Smith and Greg Laurie in the late 1960s and early 1970s and spreading primarily through North America and Europe, before dying out by the early 1980s.

It was the major Christian element within the hippie counterculture, or, conversely, the major hippie element within some strands of Protestantism.  Members of the movement were called Jesus people, or Jesus Freaks.  You're going to be a freak for something - it might as well be Jesus!