Flashback – OMG, What Were You Thinking?!?

1976 Disney Bicentennial Lunchbox
It was 1976…

  • The United States of America celebrates its bicentennial
  • The $2.00 bill is issued
  • Dorothy Hamill wins ice skating gold at the Olympic games in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Nadia Comaneci and Mark Spitz rocked gold at the Montreal Olympics
  • NASA unveiled the first Space Shuttle – the Enterprise
  • Apple Computer Company is formed
  • The Damned release New Rose – the first ever single released and marketed as “punk rock”
  • Popular Movies included: The Omen, Rocky, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Jimmy Carter defeats Gerald Ford in the Presidential Election
  • On TV: Happy Days, M*A*S*H, Charlie’s Angels, and The Six Million Dollar Man
  • Fashion Trends: Bellbottoms, Plaid and Paisley, Platform Shoes, Hot Pants, and Leisure Suits
  • Disco was in full swing
  • And on the radio…


And this was 12-year-old me ~ Aren’t passport photos lovely?!?

OMG – What Were You Thinking?!?

Can you believe that shirt??? Look, it’s puka shells… and that hair cut, holy cranoli! (Now, to be honest, it was supposed to be a Dorothy Hamill hair cut, but apparently the hair dresser in Mississippi didn’t have a clue what it was supposed to look like…barf… Why I decided to cut my below-the-waist long hair on vacation is beyond me.)

Well, there you have it. One of my most embarrassing photos! Live, Laugh, and Learn…


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25 thoughts on “Flashback – OMG, What Were You Thinking?!?”

  1. Wow the year I was born. A lot of things happened then. I love that medley and actually sat through it to the end. They need to do a little bit more of that when doing these award shows.

  2. Wow! The memories you’ve brought back! Lord, I remember bell bottoms, and those leisure suits – ugh! I was just a little kid but I had a hand-me-down leisure suit from my BOY cousin that my mom would make me wear. I was never into fashion, but I had sense enough to know that that thing was NOT cute on me! LOL

  3. That shirt is the best! I love flashbacks. It’s crazy to see pictures of ourselves and think, I walked around like that? ugh! There’s quite a hole in my growing up years from about 5th grade – 11th grade they are all just mega awkward and hideous! I thankfully have few pictures to document it. I’ll have to dig some up to share sometime.

  4. Mother!!!! Why don’t I have any awkward preteen photos!!!!!!!!! I feel like I am missing out here!!!! I just look adorable in all of them!!!!!!

  5. I have some pretty awful pics & clothes from back then myself, haha – I love it!! I was 5 in 1976 and I remember that year well. The Bicentennial was a big deal, and it was a good time to grow up I think 🙂

  6. You are a brave woman to post a throwback photo! I’ve always wanted to burn mine, but I know they are nice to look back at with my kids. Kudos to you!
    And thanks for the snippet of info. Now I know when the $2 bill was issued. The things you learn…. 🙂

    1. You’ve gotta learn something new everyday. The laughter and support over the photo has been fun…at no one has sent the little men with the straight-jackets out to get me! LOL 🙂

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