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When the Bicentennial was THE Fourth of July


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Of course Independence day is always a blast.  Parades, grilling and hanging with friends on this special day.  But in 1976, it was so much more. It was the BICENTENNIAL!

It was a time when Betsy Ross became a fashion icon.

 

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And everything was covered in red white and blue! Even beer!

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And the parades! Oh, they were awesome!

But if we are going to talk about parades, there is one place that really rocks parades.  That would be of course…

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Every now and then you find wonderful remnants of this groovy time when people loved history! Like this great fire hydrant.

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And if you are lucky, you’ll find a little reminder of the Bicentennial in your pocket.

I just can’t help but smile every time I find one of them.

Have a great fourth of July, friends!

 

 

 

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  1. lishyloo says

    we have a ton of 1976 bicentennial wear in this house. we have a health -tex romper, that’s actually in the shop right now and harry will be sporting some vintage bicentennial health-tex pants if it’s not too hot tomorrow and of course this:

    http://tiptoewithtulip.blogspot.com/2012/06/i-got-this-shirt-from-lilmilliejane-on.html

    • Dottie says

      I love those bicentennial pants! I’ve been eyeing them in your shop for awhile! And can Tova be any cuter in that little yankee doodle dandy outfit? I think not! She’s such a little love! I’m a BIG Tova fan!

  2. Alix says

    I loooooooooooooved the Bicentennial. I think I might have actually seen that Disney Parade too (i’ll have to check with my mom!). I’m a big red, white and blue fan—I think because its so very Wonder Woman. But as awesome as this entire post was, I have to say I smiled the most at the end because it’s SO TRUE! I loooooove getting a 1976 quarter. Something about them is just awesome. Fabulous!

    • Dottie says

      OMG! Right? I totally adore getting a 1976 quarter–it was so special! I think of it every time I get one of the fancy new state quarters. It’s nice and all, but the Bicentennial quarters are the best ones!

  3. Melissa says

    You had me at Liberace. I love those hot pants so much.

  4. Eileen says

    I save those bicentennial quarters. Zane has been collecting them since we were kids. I have no idea how many she has now. During one of our prolonged “life gets in the way” absences, I squirreled away 10 of them to give to her.

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