Do You Remember…

Shrinky Dinks are a children’s toy and activity kit consisting of large flexible sheets which, when heated in an oven, shrink to small hard plates without altering their color or shape. They reached the height of their popularity in the 1980s. Most sets are pre-printed with outline images of popular children’s characters or other subjects, which are then colored in before baking.

Shrinky Dinks were invented in 1973 by two housewives (Betty Morris and Kate Bloomberg) of Brookfield, Wisconsin, as a Cub Scout project with their sons. 

From Wikipedia 

I remember being a kid and having Shrinky Dinks. The smell of melting plastic in the air and touching the hot little plastic pieces before the cooled off. 

Now, I see the have a little oven just for Shrinky Dinks. 


Man, I loved to have loved one when I was a kid. 

I just might have to get a box of Shrinky Dinks and recall my happy memories from when I was a kid. 

Song of the Day

It was until a couple of weeks ago that I first heard this song. 

If I Told You That” is a 2000 duet by American singer Whitney Houston and British singer George Michael. (From Wikipedia.com)

Who knew?

Happy First Day Of Winter

WINTER SOLSTICE
December 21, 5:44 A.M. EST

I think I’ve lost my Michigander title. I’ve lived in South Texas for almost 13 years now. And any hint of cold weather, in the 50’s, is too cold for me. 

I don’t think I could ever do a winter in Michigan again. 

So, Happy First Day of Winter. I hope looking forward to the 70’s on Christmas. 

Make it a GREAT day. 

Do They Know It’s Christmas

I love this song that came out in 1984.

It has some of my favorite artists from the 80’s in it. 

Band Aid is a charity supergroup featuring mainly British and Irish musicians and recording artists. It was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (From Wikipedia.com)

Vocalists:

  • Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran)
  • Robert “Kool” Bell (Kool & the Gang)
  • Bono (U2)
  • Pete Briquette (The Boomtown Rats)
  • Adam Clayton (U2)
  • Phil Collins (Genesis and solo artist)
  • Chris Cross (Ultravox)
  • Simon Crowe (The Boomtown Rats)
  • Sara Dallin (Bananarama)
  • Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)
  • Johnny Fingers (The Boomtown Rats)
  • Bob Geldof (The Boomtown Rats)
  • Boy George (Culture Club)
  • Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17)
  • Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
  • John Keeble (Spandau Ballet)
  • Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
  • Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
  • Marilyn
  • George Michael (Wham!)
  • Jon Moss (Culture Club)
  • Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet)
  • Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
  • Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
  • Francis Rossi (Status Quo)
  • Sting (The Police and solo artist)
  • Andy Taylor (Duran Duran)
  • James “J.T.” Taylor (Kool & the Gang)
  • John Taylor (Duran Duran)
  • Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)
  • Dennis Thomas (Kool & the Gang)
  • Midge Ure (Ultravox)
  • Martyn Ware (Heaven 17)
  • Jody Watley
  • Paul Weller (The Style Council)
  • Keren Woodward (Bananarama)
  • Paul Young

Welcome to AARP

Hello 50 and Hello AARP!

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Yes, one of the first things I did when I turned 50 (about 1 1/2 hour ago) was to get a membership of AARP!

I have no idea what kind of discounts they offer, but I had to wait until I was 50 to you.

Thank you for joining, Sylvia.
Welcome to AARP!

Here are some of the discounts I have to look forward to:

Dining & Entertainment

McCormick & Schmick’s

1966 Most Popular TV Shows

Here is a list of the Most Popular TV shows in 1966:

1. Bonanza (NBC)

2. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)

3. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)

4. The Lucy Show (CBS)

5. The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS)

6. Green Acres (CBS)

7. Daktari (CBS)

8. Bewitched (ABC)

9. The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)

10. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)

See more at: http://www.pop-culture.us/Annual/1966.html#sthash.F8ongjqG.dpuf

The Top 25 Songs of 1966

The Top 25 Songs of 1966, according to Billboard Magazine 

1. “I’m a Believer” – The Monkees

2. “The Ballad of the Green Berets” – Sgt Barry Sadler

3. “Winchester Cathedral” – The New Vaudeville Band

4. “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” – The Righteous Brothers

5. “Monday, Monday” – Mamas & Papas

6. “We Can Work It Out” – The Beatles

7. “Summer in the City” – The Lovin’ Spoonful

8. “Cherish” – The Association

9. “You Can’t Hurry Love” – The Supremes

10. “Wild Thing” – The Troggs

11. “Reach Out I’ll Be There” – Four Tops

12. “Paint It, Black” – The Rolling Stones

13. “When a Man Loves A Woman” – Percy Sledge

14. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” – The Supremes

15. “Hanky Panky” – Tommy James and The Shondells

16. “My Love” – Petula Clark

17. “The Sounds of Silence” – Simon and Garfunkle

18. “Paperback Writer” – The Beatles

19. “96 Tears” – ? & The Mysterians

20. “Last Train to Clarksville” – The Monkees

21. “Poor Side of Town” – Johnny Rivers

22. “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” – Nancy Sinatra

23. “Good Vibrations” – The Beach Boys

24. Good Lovin’ – The Young Rascals

25. “Strangers in the Night” – Frank Sinatra

See more at: http://www.pop-culture.us

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