Summer Camp, 1978

summer camp 1978

August 15, 1978. (Photo: Lee Mitchel)

The thing about girls in the ’70s is that they would kick your ass, verbally and/or literally, if you gave them any sort of shit whatsoever. Remember Tatum O’Neal’s character in The Bad News Bears? That’s what the girls were like—in my neighborhood, anyway—when I was a boy.

(Photo via Vintage Photos 2012/eBay)

4 Responses to “Summer Camp, 1978”


  1. 1 leftylimbo March 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Awesome shot, especially with the girl blowing a gum-bubble. Why that’s so ’70s, I dunno.

    When I was in 6th Grade I actually had a girl in my class who was so spunky that she tried picking a fight with me over some bs, in front of a few of my friends. I was so confused by her proposal that I stood there speechless, but at the same time wondering if I should just deck her to so she’d shut up (she kept saying “whatza matter, you scared to fight a girl?”) Such an awkward moment. We ended up just diffusing the situation somehow.

    Those shoes remind me of that “bubble bubble gum in a dish” game. Do you remember that?

  2. 2 2W2N March 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Jesus, yes, I remember that. We used eenie meenie miney moe a lot more. And I just thought of MASH. I always got stuck in the goddamn shack. It was not cool.

  3. 3 leftylimbo March 16, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Dood, MASH lol. That game was always the best for acting out your fantasy of marrying the cutest girl in class, owning a Lamborghini Countach with 3 kids and living in a mansion. Somehow it wasn’t so bad if I could get at least 2 out of 3, even if it meant living in a shack.


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