Monday, November 05, 2007

A trip back in time: the 1977 JCPenny Catalog (or how to get 250+ comments on your blog post)

This. is. hysterical.

Aparently EVERYONE is forwarding this to their best friends and entire email address books. I thought I'd just save myself the trouble and post it here. Thanks to NH Sally's husband, who thinks blogs are "passé."

I remember flipping through the JCPenny catalogs with my BFF in 4th grade, Sally B. (Or was it Sears?) We'd look at the pictures of the men and decide which ones we thought were cute. That was back when I hated Billy Joel's song "Still Rock and Roll to me." Now, for nostalgia, I love it, because it reminds me of playing Barbies in Sally's backyard. The house had an intercom through which you could listen to the radio, even in the backyard.

We also were so in tune with pop music that we had this game, name the song in the first few bars. I used to be pretty good at this game.

Fortunately, I lived overseas for most of the 70s, and wore a school uniform from 1978-1983.


daysgoby said...


bobbie said...

thank you, thank you, thank you.

i laughed until i almost threw up, it was one of the funniest things i've ever read. just posted this on my blog.

Caro said...

I have got to send that link on too. That was priceless. Thanks for the laugh.