I found this 1973 Ladies Home Journal in a thrift store and I had to buy it for $5.
Looking at the original 60 cent price mark, I realized I paid like a 500% mark up. I guess that’s what 40 years of inflation will get you.
I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane see what it was like 40 years ago.
Do you know what we did according to the Ads in 1973?
We smoked. And did our hair. And smoked again.
And if we were over 40, it was time to buy a casket and call it a day.
Then we bought ugly lamps. I take that back, ugly floating lamps.
There is no spray paint in the world to fix these.
Then, after we applied make-up all over our face,
with a paint roller,
We then obsessed over our self-cleaning ovens, which I laugh at, because my oven now is self-cleaning. And to be honest, I really don’t care.
If I were old enough at the time, I would have failed the 1970’s.
This is my favorite ad ever.
Especially since I turned 40 this year. Read the text in the next two pictures.
I totally am getting grayer and fatter because my husband loves me too much. That is TOTALLY my new excuse.
I never work off painful feelings by cleaning a closet. Seriously. Maybe that’s part of her problem. Cleaning closets always makes me depressed.
Holy cow, she’s two grey hairs away from a visit to a padded room.
Somebody get her a Kent and a box of Clairol. Stat.
I don’t think she smoked enough.
Or the wrong thing.
But see, she’s not getting older, only better…with her fat, grey,decorating self!!!!
I hope your 2013 is amazing. I wish you a wonderful and blessed New year for you and your family full of hope and promise.
And just to prove I lived through the 1970’s:
Here I am rocking out one of my Mom’s handmade creations. Gingham style. See the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Did you notice the majority of our ornaments are either Snoopy as a reindeer or made out of L’eggs pantyhose eggs?
Happy New Year! Woooo-hooo 2013!!!
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