by Julie Carter
The focus on "seeds and stems" of the 70s has become simply about fiber and roughage. Hoping for a BMW evolved to hope for a BM. A KEG was for the life of the party and now it is EKG for life.
The predominate color in my childhood photos was plaid and usually in corduroy. Anybody wear corduroy anymore?
We typed on typewriters that had ribbons and most were not yet electric. We had super-sized bell bottoms, platform shoes, pet rocks and the first "Earth Day." We wore bubble gum lip gloss, Heaven Scent perfume, halter tops, tube tops and mirrored sunglasses. Farrah Fawcett's winged hair style was all the rage.
Today we look for senior discounts, get AARP Magazine in the mail and hope we can last a few more years before the first knee replacement. We cover the gray, soften the lines, hide the lumps and wonder where our eyelashes went.