80s SURVEY

How old were you in 1980?
5 years old

How old were you in 1989?
14 years old

Did you watch Transformers?
I have vague memories of watching the cartoon show.

Did you own a Lite Bright?
Yes … I loved that thing.

Who was your favorite Golden Girl?
Bea Arthur’s character because she was smart, sassy, and strong.

What was you favorite toy?
Either my Big Wheel or my Cabbage Patch Kid.

Did you listen to New Kids on the Block?
Yes … my younger sister and I were fanatics. It was sad.

What New Kid did you have a crush on?
I claimed to have a crush on Danny, but I had secret crushes on Joey and Jordan.

Did you have Jelly bracelets?
No … I don’t remember those … I remember Jelly shoes.  I think I had a pair of those.

Did you own a Glo-worm?
Yes … but I think it was for me and my sister.

The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles?
OK, I never watched these movies in the 80s … but when I finally watched them (sometime in the 90s), I think I liked Sixteen Candles … no wait … Breakfast Club.  No, Sixteen Candles … final answer.

Did you have a crazy hair style?
Unfortunately yes. When permed hair was all the craze, I begged my mom for a perm … it looks like I stuck my fingers in a light socket. Not pretty. To make things worse and my hair bigger, I used hair curlers after I got my perm. Pretty classic “What was I thinking?” moment.

What was your first bike?
I don’t remember my first bike … but my favorite bike was a white and blue Huffy bike (I think it was a boys bike) that I named Kitt after the car in “Knight Rider.” At that age, I didn’t know any better but I had a crush on David Hasselhoff.

Name one thing you remember from your childhood.
This memory has made me and my two younger sisters laugh lately … the time when I was dropped down the laundry chute so I couldd retrieve Becky’s “orangy” (an orange pillow). For some reason, we weren’t allowed to go downstairs, and my sisters, two cousins, and I had a fantastic idea of lowering me down the laundry chute with a plastic and yellow wiffle bat. Crack team we were back then.

Did you own a Trapper Keeper?
Of course … because I’m organized, I LOVED that thing.  It was awesome.

Atari or Nintendo?
Neither, because my parents didn’t believe in video games back then (I think). And really, who could blame them? Three girls? We were more interested in Cabbage Patch Kids.

Did you play Pac-Man?
Yes … one of my friends had one of those handheld aracade games, and he had Pac-Man. I was never really any good because of the lack of practice.

Which was better: Jem and The Holograms or Barbie and the rockers?
Jem and The Holograms! I loved that cartoon … I thought it was the greatest ever! Girls who rocked and solved mysteries … can’t get any better than that.

Who was better: He-Man or She-Ra?
I liked He-Man … I remember the cartoon, but then I think I liked She-Ra better because she was girl. Didn’t she have the really cool cat?

What movie scared you the most?
Gremlins. I saw this movie in the theater with a friend, and I had no idea what the movie was about. I had a nightmare after going to sleep.

Categories: Jennifer Elliott

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  1. It wasn’t that we couldn’t go downstairs. Becky wasn’t allowed to have Orangy out of her room & it never occurred to us to go down & throw the pillow up the laundry chute. I don’t think Logic & Reasoning were our strongest assets.

    I thought it was the Incredible Hulk that gave you nightmares!?!

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