17 Dec

Bell bottoms, hip-huggers and hot pants

Polyester pants, mohair sweaters, leather jackets, suede boots and wool skirts

Black and blue, brown and orange, yellow with red polka dots

plaids and stripes, patchwork and straight lines

boys- looking and laughing, smooth talking and exciting!


Mini-skirts, halter tops and A-line dresses

Knee-hi boots and fish-net stockings

Mascara and eyeliner

Afros and beehive hairdos

Styling and profiling all for the boys!


Boy watching and boy attracting

Prancing up and down the streets

Dancing in the school gym

Smoking cigarettes and walking to school

Scoping and hoping to get noticed!


The Temptation, The Supreme and Ike & Tina Turner Revue

Jerry Butler, Marvin Gaye, Al Green and Isaac Hayes

Mary Wells and Aretha Franklin

James Brown, the Isley Brothers and Junior Walker and the All-Stars

WAMO, transistor radios and sweet soul music!





The Drive-in Theater, Highland Park, Kennywood Park and the Black Arts Festival

Gimbels, Kaufmanns, Joseph Horne, Lerner Shops, G.C. Murphy and McCrory

Fifth Avenue, Penn Avenue, Washington Boulevard,

East Liberty, Homewood, Rankin and Braddock, Downtown

Places to go and so many people to see!


Dancing, singing, reading, and writing

Dreaming, walking, happy and hopeful, playing foolish and potentially hurtful pranks

Trusting, naïve and far from being centered

Forward looking and believing all things are possible!

Goal setting, planning, working; goal setting, planning, working; goal setting planning, working…!



1 Comment

Posted by on December 17, 2015 in Inspirational


One response to “Reminiscing

  1. cyclingrandma

    December 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Fun! Great memories. I remember those fashions!


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