Dear Helen Hartman,
It’s happened AGAIN! The weatherman promised that this morning we’d finally wake up in the 70s. Wrong!
Love some ideas for getting revenge on that uncool weather guy
Dear Loved One,
Why the fuss? Helen lived thru the 70s, it wasn’t that great. You think it was all women’s lib, mind blowing revelations and psychedelic flower power trips?
There were also plenty of mind-numbing realities and psychedelic flower power chores that needed to be done.
|Happy Home Ironing Board. She looks happy doesn't she? Doesn't she? Happy, happy... Oh, forget it, honey, fill that steam iron with rum and hot toddy mixin's and de-crease your stress instead!|
The clothes were made of polyester.
|Popular in the 70s- a tv show called the Flying Nun. Less Popular - a fashion trend called the Sewing Nun|
The ads were made of nonsense.
|Farewell, ugly smokes, hello pretty pretty lung disease!|
And the food…. Who knows WHAT that was made of!
Apparently there was also Jell-O. Lots and Lots of Jello. According to The NEW Joys of Jell-O (a gift from cousin Patje) Jell-O was EVERYWHERE!
|May our love be as sweet and last as long as these molded globs of delicious gelatinous goo.|
Helen cannot help giving you a glimpse of the effort and ingredients involved in constructing the football-o-love.
Of course it could be worse.
|A nifty creation dubbed a Festive Chicken Salad Log from Betty Crocker's Hors D'Oeuvres and Party Snacks. Oh, Betty, I thought we knew you but now... what's next we learn you aren't even an actual person?|
Just thinking back on all this conjures up the perfect revenge -
|New Joys of Jell-O - 'Salads That Slim' - presumably because you can't keep them down. Or perhaps they are made of plastic and you just look at them... then you can't keep ANYTHING down. Ahh, slimming the 70s way!|
Let’s just have a 70s party!
|Beverage cart all set? A mix of old and new, divine Pyrex cups with carafe from Kroger and tray from Target!|
Helen is all set for an intimate gathering - Intimate is Helen speak for - scram, you're not invited. I love you all but there is only so much wine and it's all mine. So there you go, a way to have your 70s and eat them too!
|More Mod black and white dinnerware from Kroger, tray and bowl from Target, book from thrift shop, wine bucket (not) from estate sale. Bring on the Jell-O and Space sticks - let's get this party started!|