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…!
December 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm
Fun! Great memories. I remember those fashions!