Post

I Grew Up In the 70s

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 26 People

    Young As I Was, I Remember Them Fondly

    Lately, while doing housework, I have been listening to audio clips of radio talk-shows from  1970-76, complete with commercials and news reports, and just get taken back in time.I turned 10 in the late autumn of 1979, and the '70s was a great decade in which to be nurtured...
    londdragon londdragon 41-45, M Jun 22, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Grew Up In The 70s, And Survived !!!!

      CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1930's 1940's,  1950's 1960's, and 70's First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank Sherry while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos... They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, bread and dripping...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I don't actually watch his show. I don't think Daniel Tosh is funny. I can't stand him. I have honestly tried; I have watched at least 10 full episodes because everyone I know...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F Sep 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    RAP AND HIP-HOP'S best decade if you ask me. The hip-hop coming out of the east coast was mellow and smooth and lyrical and made you want to listen to it over and over like Guru...
    MaxSinner MaxSinner 31-35, M Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello! As you can see by the title I grew up as a JW and well...I love it :) I just got baptized at the international convention and I'm really excited haha it was so good and it...
    Christianboy17 Christianboy17 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    heres a picture of my flytrap i "cloned".. i pretty much just cut off a stem from when it was flowering and planted it back in the pot, i was amazed at how fast it grew compared to...
    CURRYXBLAZE CURRYXBLAZE 18-21, M Sep 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As a young child I grew up in a nudist family. I remained at home until I completed college and got married. I was the 6th child of 13 children. The first thing we all did when...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I grew up with my mother and father going away to make money; mainly in the mining business. My mom generally cooked for the camps and my father did(and still does) the mining. I...
    whentheyscream whentheyscream 18-21, M 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I grew up in LA County and come from a nudist family. I have 1 sister and 2 brothers. My siblings plus their kids are all nudists. We get together a few times a year either at...
    momatpool momatpool 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Nobody gets this. I share this with others and they respond "me too". Then they start talking about college or studying abroad or being in high school sports. And I'm like NO! My...
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    But not while eating D: nastyyy
    MollieLynn MollieLynn 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Anyone wanna teach me :D pleaseeee
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Im an upfull man I love upfull people Im a progressive man And I love progressive people Im an honest man And I love honest people Im an intelligent man And I love intelligent...
    PaintedPoemCpl PaintedPoemCpl 36-40 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One gas fire in the living space, no heating in the rest of the house. No hot water and a broken boiler that never got fixed. No washing machine, weekly trips to the launderette...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I still am growing up without one. I can tell you that when I did have one, he was the greatest man I knew. I was really attached to him and loved him a lot. He was my hero. Some...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I didn't grow up with one. I didn't really understand that I had one tbh.. At 4 I couldn't really comprehend that EVERYONE had a mommy and daddy. Then at 5 he visited me for my...
    BallinBae BallinBae 16-17, F Aug 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just thought of a couple of more.. - Dogs won't bark at naked men - When a person dies you should burn his bed
    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F Aug 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really want to be cocky and very confident with myself but im still sooo shy its pathetic
    Qcf257 Qcf257 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mom & dad got separated when I was 7. My dad is sort of rich. Not RICH, but he's comfortable. He still lives in an apartment but that's b/c he wants to (his parents own it). I...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F Aug 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really cant take this anymore
    Hailey2524 Hailey2524 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dreams of me getting shaded under a money tree.
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M Aug 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I remember the duplex being cold because we couldn't afford to turn up the heat too high. My sister and I put on two pairs of socks, wrapped ourselves in blankets and shivered on...
    Chuckabeth Chuckabeth 18-21 2 Responses Aug 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I chose to grow up fast and I don't regret it for a second. I had my baby boy 7 months ago and I don't know what I would do without him. Yeah, it gets rough sometimes and it really...
    pinkmangox pinkmangox 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    this is my plant... hes beautiful :')
    CURRYXBLAZE CURRYXBLAZE 18-21, M 13 Responses Aug 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my venus flytrap shortly after dormancy now that i think of it i shouldve let it grow at least 1 flower lol
    CURRYXBLAZE CURRYXBLAZE 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As it was told to me, when I was around 2-3 yrs old my dad and my mother broke up. She moved to California and originally took me with her. Months later, she called my father and...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F Aug 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Summertime "camp outs" in the back yard with all the other boys on the street-- sometimes as many as 12 of us. Stripping down to our tightie whities and sleeping on top of our...
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952 61-65, M Sep 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Always fascinated by seeing my friends dads in their brightly printed boxer shorts when all us boys wore briefs. Liked it most at the swimming pool where they took them off to...
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952 61-65, M Sep 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I spent my weekends and summers at the Y and I loved seeing the men in their underwear and their hairy bodies. I did not have a dad so I was not used to seeing men like that. I was...
    travis43 travis43 56-60, M Sep 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I would spend time with my uncle and he wore boxers and i had just plain white briefs. I asked him for boxers and he said boys dont wear boxers. He would go around the house in...
    travis43 travis43 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It’s strange that no one on EP has shared any similar experience. I am pretty sure there are many guys out there who were sent to boarding school. Girls, however, are very rarely...
    Kurecca Kurecca 22-25, M Sep 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Do not deny that money controls your life. The sooner you realize this the better it is for you. Money is more and more relevant in today's society. There's more **** you can buy...
    rememberthattime rememberthattime 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Being told by my mother that I was selfish & worse since I was a pre-teen damaged me... Made me believe my own happiness wasn't worth a damn (even though I could never make her...
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F Sep 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am now 23 years old. I thought it was a good idea to seek out my biological mother the moment I had turned 18. I eventually found her, started talking to her. At first she seemed...
    TRVPiiN TRVPiiN 22-25, M Sep 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My parents divorced and my dad got custody of me, but still had to pay my mom child support (!). So for about 10 years we were pretty poor. Now we weren't as poor as most others...
    coverallfan coverallfan 41-45, M 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Life is too strange, ironic, and unfair. Life is strange because everything has a deeper meaning that we can't see, but it's always around us in every step we take. Life is ironic...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    ...usually that is my opinion. I have however came across one situation in which the number really was the deal breaker . I once was dating this gal, and she was great, gave me...
    YohKomori YohKomori 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was diagnosed as a sociopath when I was 15, which was surprising considering that I lived in Nunavut at that time. I grew up with my dad and my grandma who I generally call my...
    socionarcotics socionarcotics 22-25, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mother's name was Margaret Mandarinka Simza. Her middle name was the Slovak word for "tangerine" because when she was born, her parents had no food in the house except a basket...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A sequence smoker of Toscano cigars and cigarettes, Puccini began to complain of Continual sore throats toward the tip of 1923. A analysis of throat most cancers led his Medical...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He now owns and operates an natural and natural-method compact farm concentrating his look into and crafting on equally natural and organic gardening methods and hydroponics.- A...
    Joshua603a4yn8 Joshua603a4yn8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ever had someone whom you were so close with and suddenly seem to hate you overnight, and you here, have no idea what you've done? (Extremely long text ahead) Well, I've had it...
    yuuism yuuism 22-25, F Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Eighty-Eight Christmas, 1964. We had finally succeeded in pinning Jimmy down in coming by the...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Sep 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
      The Obsession Continues When I was a child my father played music on Sunday mornings. Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Elvis, Patti Page - ...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    We use a protected server to gather your own and payment particulars (Visa or Mastercard only), but no charges whatsoever will be designed right until Now we have verified...
    Dirkhxm2260 Dirkhxm2260 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A few years ago my dad celebrated his 80th birthday. It was a very moving experience and it has made a lasting memory, a cherished memory. Beyond meeting relatives, that I havent...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Not a big fan of Obama! The middle class has suffered under his leadership. Last year GDP grew by over 300 billion dollars and 95% went to top one percent. That probably made...
    horsess horsess 66-70, M 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel