Category: Childhood Stuff

This section is for all of the stuff that didn’t fit neatly into one of the other categories, yet is still such a huge part of a 70s childhood – the TV shows, the clothing we wore, the colorful little paper cups with riddles on them. Scroll down and see if you remember any of these blasts from the past.

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The Woods

As kids, we just called them “The Woods”, those patches of forested areas scattered around our Long Island neighborhoods. Some were small, others vast – all were impossible to resist. … read more

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Snow Days

One of the best things that could happen to a 70s kid was waking up to a nice blanket of fresh snow, then hearing their school’s name mentioned on the radio. It didn’t always turn out that way, but when it did, snow days could be magical. … read more

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Flintstones Vitamins

Back in the day, those lovable Flintstones didn’t just entertain us, they also encouraged millions of kids to make sure their daily nutritional requirements were met, thanks to a popular supplement that bore their name and likeness. Today, millions of former 70s kids owe their good health, in part at least, to Flintstones Vitamins. … read more

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The Last Day of School

There really wasn’t a better day in the life of a kid than the last day of school. Sure, Christmas brought gifts, but it only lasted a day. The last day of school signified the carefree summer ahead, filled with adventure, love, laughter, and yes, a little boredom. But a boring summer day beat the classroom every single time. … read more

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Time Out

A fixture in just about every mall on Long Island, Time-Out is perhaps the best-remembered arcade of the era. These dark and smoky tunnels were filled with a cacophony of electronic noise, flashing lights, and people of all ages (and walks of life) eager to empty their pockets of any and all quarters. … read more

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Wacky Packages

Kids adored them and parents despised them, but few on either side of the aisle will soon forget the collectable sets of stickers known as Wacky Packages. They were funny, maybe even irreverent, certainly adhesive, and very popular throughout the 70s decade. … read more

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Ben Cooper

With the arrival of October each year, it was time for millions of Long Island 70s kids to start pondering their Halloween costumes. The ambitious ones created their own, relying on grease paint, old clothing, maybe even some plastic vampire teeth and fake blood. Those looking for a more convenient approach turned to Ben Cooper. … read more

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The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Kids have always loved television shows and movies featuring monsters. For those fortunate enough to live in New York during the 1970s, there was a particularly cool show called The Hilarious House of Frightenstein. Featuring all the popular creatures of the day (and night), the horror spoof was more funny than frightful, endearing millions of youngsters during its run. … read more

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Saturday Morning

You’ve tumbled out of bed and sleepily made your way to the kitchen for a bowl of Cocoa Puffs. Bowl in hand, perhaps a blanket to wrap yourself in, you flip on the television. And here you will sit for the next few hours or so, assuming you had parents that would allow such a thing. Such were the magical Saturday mornings of the 1970s. … read more