The Way we were in the 70’s

Like the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored memories
Of the way we were

This song by Barbra Streisand, (1974 ) brings back memories of the way we were in the 70’s. Some of the memories have indeed become misty through the passing years, but with the assistance of old photos I can still share some of them.

We were carefree students experiencing the freedom of student life and on the brink of adulthood

First year student

We were addicted to late night coffee and visits with friends in res at university

Late night coffee

We were attending every and any social, dancing the nights away wearing mini’s and flowers  tied to  our toes with raffia instead of shoes.

We were wearing bellbottom jeans, mini’s, maxi’s and midi’s with platform shoes.

Typical 1970’s student style

We were girls with sleek and shiny long hair waiting for romance to happen

We were listening to the music of The Bee Gees, Carpenters, Simon and Garfunkel, ABBA, Barbra Streisand, Charles Aznavour, Nana Moscouri  and Niel  Diamond

Nana Moskouri a firm favourite

We were graduates ready for our first formal employment and excited but scared of entering the real world.

We were  children of the Disco Era ,the one that passed me by as it had no appeal.

We were young professionals in a first job and realising how little we knew.

We were the proud owner of a first car and a first own flat even though it was bare and cold.

We were in love.

And then there were two who became one in marriage and a whole new adventure started