That mean's it is RAINBOW SUMMER SCHOOL time with Jenny Matlock
Orange you glad I didn't say Banana?
This week, here in summer school the color is ORANGE.
I like Orange, I do; however I was kind of ORANGED-OUT in the 70's. My Mom had done our large kitchen with slick wall vinyl with huge bright Orange and yellow (all different shades) flowers on it. It was COOL, really. The kitchen also boasted Golden Harvest Appliances. I remember we also used to have some pretty WILD towels for the Bathroom, some were Green and Blue and some were Orange and Pink. My mom was always kind of hip and stylish for a Mom, (I saw this later in my junior and senior years) of course as a 13-16 year old I thought my parents were strict and lame, like every other 13-16 year old. When we moved again when I was 16, her and dad switched to Avocado appliances. That is a whole 'nother story.
Let's see if I can find something similar to show you:
HA!!! I found a picture of material, that I had made a skirt out of in 7th grade Home Ec class(This was the last year in my first childhood home, I lived there from birth to 13) ORANGE was big in the 70's...
I actually had a shirt just like this:
so after that, I kind of stayed away from Orange.
Do you remember Orangina? I liked it, and loved the bottles!!
I am and always have been a HUGE fan and eater of Sunkist Naval ORANGES!!
Of course like most households, we also always decorated for Halloween, and you can't do that without ORANGE. Here are some of the OLD decorations I remember my Mom putting in the windows.
This picture, we had the owl and the cat, not the pumpkin light:
I remember we had this set when I was a little older:
When I was older yet and even after I was married My Parents had this PUMPKIN made from the melted plastic peanuts hanging on their door. Later when they moved to FL, they gave this pumpkin to me, I used it for a few years on and off--it is still in our attic.
We also always had Jack-o-lanterns, being made out of Pumpkins, these are also ORANGE. For many, many years, we made them out of real pumpkins, and some years we got medium sized pumpkins and each of the 3 kids made their own, or some years we'd get one big one, and we would all vote on what design to use. The last few years we made them, we used the Fake Pumpkins from Micheal's, then they were reusable year after year.
As far as Orange stuff goes when my kids were growing up, of course there are Basketballs, most of the time they are ORANGE.
My son had a a Thunder Cats Room tent, Their emblem was Orange and Black, and some of the Thunder Cats themselves were orange.
My youngest daughter was into the Spice Girls for a while, and Ginger Spice had ORANGE hair.
Then of course there was the movie that seemed to be playing at least once a week in my house: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory...the infamous UmpaLumpas were Orange.
Personally these guys weirded me out!
We always have to have Orange Juice in the house, because my Husband has diabetes, and Orange juice is the fastest way to bring his sugar level up if it is too low. We like the "grovestand" the best, so full of pulp, the kids don't like the pulp, we usually kept 2 kinds in the house.
I've noticed over the past few years, I have purchased a few articles of clothing that are orange, which actually surprised me.
How do you like your Orange???
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