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post #41 of 183
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Originally Posted by jrayn View Post
This is a fun one!
I will love whoever could figure out this song,
it is an r&b song from the 80s, a man singing in a higher type voice, "don't stop ever loving me" "with your love" (something like that) it seems like that keeps going over and over for the chorus that is all I remember for it,

there is another I guess slow rock song from the 80s, a man sings "she's only 17 (some teen age) it has some chimey sounding music and a guitar. Not much info but worth a shot.
Well, this is the song that popped in my head for your #2:
http://ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html..._the_night.txt



What I am looking for is a toy that I had. I was born in '76 so late '70's early 80's, though my parents were garage sell-addicts, so maybe it was from earlier. It is hard to describe so I haven't had any luck on ebay. It was a bug playset. Instead of a house, it was "underground." It was brown plastic with little "burrows" where the bugs could play. The top looked like a vegetable garden. If you pulled out the carrot, you could slide the bugs down the hole. It might have been fisher price or something. I really loved it, but searching for "bug playset" just turns up bug catchers.
post #42 of 183
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I read a book (surely pubbed in the early- to mid 80s) about the nuclear holocaust in the US. The story centers on a young boy who was (if I recall correctly) in a bomb shelter coincidentally when the bomb goes off. Various things happen, but I recall he was looking for his father/parents.
Could it be Z for Zachariah by Robert C O'Brien? The only thing is, the main character is a girl.
post #43 of 183
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Originally Posted by Flor View Post
Well, this is the song that popped in my head for your #2:
http://ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html..._the_night.txt



What I am looking for is a toy that I had. I was born in '76 so late '70's early 80's, though my parents were garage sell-addicts, so maybe it was from earlier. It is hard to describe so I haven't had any luck on ebay. It was a bug playset. Instead of a house, it was "underground." It was brown plastic with little "burrows" where the bugs could play. The top looked like a vegetable garden. If you pulled out the carrot, you could slide the bugs down the hole. It might have been fisher price or something. I really loved it, but searching for "bug playset" just turns up bug catchers.
you are so awesome! that is it, now if only someone knew the 1st song, I have been searching for that one since 2000!!!
post #44 of 183
After The Bomb by Gloria Miklowitz. It had a sequel, too. The mother was in the house, but he was looking for his father, who was in Pasadena at the time that the bomb hit in Burbank (if I remember right).[/QUOTE]

Ah! That's it. Even freakier is that when I looked it up on Amazon, the book cover is the same as when I read it. (No new editions, I suppose.) Often a book's cover will help me remember. Thank you! Ugh. What a devastating book. With a sequel no less. I don't know if I could read it again and go on with the next title. I just watched The Day After and woof. Random thoughts, I know. Thank you!

(Another poster asked if the book is Z for... I got that one when I Googled, but After the Bomb was definitely the book I read.

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All About Annie. That must be it. The site said it was the first YA lesbian novel. I should reread it. I remember being so affected by it. I really don't remmeber anything from it but that moment in the park. It really kind of mirrored their interactions as a whole.

Thank you everyone!
post #45 of 183
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Originally Posted by funshine View Post

1. When I was about 3 years old (in the late '70s), my favorite book to check out of the library was about a bunch of bunnies who lived in the roots of a tree. They dyed Easter eggs. I think maybe there was a woman who lived in a house near the tree. That's all I can remember. I loved the pictures of them painting the eggs. I've been on the hunt for this book forever but since I all know is Easter, eggs, bunnies...that doesn't narrow the field down much. Does it sound familiar to anybody?
I haven't read all the pages of responses to see if anybody got the exact bunny book, but thought I'd post this link. Any of these covers ring a bell for you?

http://www.magiccabin.com/magiccabin...ch%20Result|P1
post #46 of 183
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Originally Posted by Meg Murry. View Post
ETA: I think the witch one is this book here! There's a "weeny witch" character in it.
Oh I wish! Someone else found that one too. No, alas that's not it. This was a book I read (read to me) as a very little girl of maybe 4 or 5 so I think the latest publishing date could be 1974 or 1975.

It's been driving me nuts. Here is more of the story I can remember.

OK, so there is a little girl named Weenie Witch who is taken care of by a bunch of older (mean maybe?) witches. They all have different jobs kind of like fairies would in a book, like put the dew on the plants or whatever, and they ride moonbeams (or silk thread??) down from the sky. In the book, Weenie Witch gets in trouble somehow (not clear on the plot) and she is rescued or gets herself out of trouble somehow. I remember she (or someone) gets caught in "cobwebs" - I clearly remember that term being used because in my family we always said "spider webs" and so it stuck out to me. I am WRACKING my brain and that's all I can come up with. Publication date no later than mid-1970's since I was reading as a little girl and was born early 70's.

If I find this book (or someone else does!) I am literally going to buy it if it kills me because I have been looking for it for 2 years now for dd and ds!!!
post #47 of 183
could it be this?

Tilly Witch forgets how to be mean and returns to the finishing school for witches to relearn the trickery of the trade

Tilly Witch by Don Freeman
post #48 of 183
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Originally Posted by vbactivist View Post
could it be this?

Tilly Witch forgets how to be mean and returns to the finishing school for witches to relearn the trickery of the trade

Tilly Witch by Don Freeman
It's possible, but the plot doesn't sound right. And I am almost certain her name is Weenie Witch, not Tilly. And she was never a mean witch, she was always a good witch. Come to think of it, yeah. it's def. not Tilly Witch. But THANK YOU so much for trying to help!
post #49 of 183
IT HINK I FOUND IT


weeny witch by ida deluge published 1968

After the witches capture the night fairies, Weeny Witch helps them escape and discovers that she too is a night fairy, stolen years before by the witches. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
post #50 of 183
http://www.amazon.com/Weeny-Witch-Id...e=UTF8&s=books
post #51 of 183
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! I found it!


I started searching Amazon after going to the link you sent. And I searched on Ween Witch and then Weeny Witch and that's it! I spelled it wrong! She is called WeenY Witch!

Here is the book cover:

http://www.amazon.com/Weeny-Witch-Id...e=UTF8&s=books

Now that I know who wrote it I can go search for a used one.

Description from card catalog:

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After the witches capture the night fairies, Weeny Witch helps them escape and discovers that she too is a night fairy, stolen years before by the witches.
Then I Googled "Weeny Witch" and found this description of the plot (ok so I was wrong on a couple of points, the overall concept isn't too far off for 30 years ago lol!!!):

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It is about a young, kind-hearted witch girl who is scorned and
worked as a drudge by her evil witch guardians. She doesn't fit in;
she can't get excited about their wicked schemes or learn to hate the
beautiful winged star fairies (moon fairies?) who live up in the
heavens. Sometimes the star (moon?) fairies fly down to earth,
(perhaps descending in the moonbeams or in the starlight.) One evening
the jealous hags hatch a plot and manage to capture the star (moon?)
fairies in thick nets of cobwebs. Windy (Wendy?) Witch sees the plight
of the fairies and cannot bear it. She cries, "I'll save you, star
fairies!" and uses her ever-present broom to sweep away the cobweb
nets. As the fairies escape, the enraged witches charge at Windy Witch
-- but the fairies grab her hands and fly away, taking her up into
their ethereal home. There, before the queen of the fairies, Windy
pleads to be allowed to stay with them forever. Regretfully, the queen
tells her it is not possible, since only those born of star fairies
may live there. Then the queen notices the moon-shaped (heart-shaped?)
birthmarks on Windy's palms. The queen exclaims aloud and announces
that Windy is not a true witch, after all, but a fairy child who had
been stolen at birth by the witches. Windy is given a pair of wings
and beautiful fairy clothes, and the fairies joyfully welcome their
long-lost relative back to her true home in the skies.
post #52 of 183
vbactivist I just got your PM!!!! Thank you - it was your link that got me going the right direction!! And it looks like we tracked the same links lol . You're so sweet to try, and YES that is definitely it! This is seriously my favorite book from childhood EVER and I'm now over the moon to go try to find it used.
post #53 of 183
I'm glad you found it I love finding old books from my childhood...one of my favorites was henry possum. I even had this henry possum stuffed doll and the baby possums velcroed on to the mama....what ii wouldn't do for that stuffed possum now!
post #54 of 183
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Originally Posted by Ravin View Post
Yup, A Fish Out of Water. We have it.

I want to find a couple of young adult fantasy series I red as a preteen. One was set in a post-nuclear holocaust England about the return of King Arthur.
By chance is it The King Awakes by Janice Elliott

here is a picture of the cover
post #55 of 183
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Originally Posted by jrayn View Post

there is another I guess slow rock song from the 80s, a man sings "she's only 17 (some teen age) it has some chimey sounding music and a guitar. Not much info but worth a shot.

Was it "I saw her standing there" that was redone by Tiffany in the late 80's.

Oh she was just 17, and you know what I mean, and the way she looked was way beyond compare....oh I'll never dance with another....girrrrlllllll, and I saw her standin there....

Not exactly but as close as I can remember it.
post #56 of 183
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Originally Posted by Dar View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd-MWlCQvH8

Do I rock, or do I rock? Actually, I disco...

Dar
You rock. I have searched YouTube for this video a dozen times with no luck.
post #57 of 183
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1. When I was about 3 years old (in the late '70s), my favorite book to check out of the library was about a bunch of bunnies who lived in the roots of a tree. They dyed Easter eggs. I think maybe there was a woman who lived in a house near the tree. That's all I can remember. I loved the pictures of them painting the eggs. I've been on the hunt for this book forever but since I all know is Easter, eggs, bunnies...that doesn't narrow the field down much. Does it sound familiar to anybody?
I think I remember this one. I'll have to go dig around in my folks' bookshelves - they still have all our childhood books.
post #58 of 183
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Originally Posted by Avonlea View Post
Ok detectives, I have something that I would like to find for my kids..if posible. When I was a little girl we had these plastic blocks. They were sort of large, about the size of my palm as an 8 year old. They came in colors such as pink, yellow, orange/peach, a light blue, and I think red. They had two prongs on top that were rounded . We used them to build my little pony and strawberry shortcake houses. I have No Idea who even made these, but they were Great blocks. If I could find someon ebay I would love to buy them..

Does anyone know what I am talking about ?
I think I know exactly what you're talking about. They were rough in texture and not bright light legos?

I can't find them online. I'm searching!
post #59 of 183
Okay, I have been trying to remember this book title for EVER...I really hope someone can help. A young girl (I think her parents died?) is sent to live with a relative (old aunt or uncle) in an old country manor. The house has portraits of some young children (four, I think) and over the course of the novel, the children's ghosts are manifested to her and they become friends...I remember reading it as a young girl, and even though I was super scared of supernatural stories, this book actually gave me the warm fuzzies. I remember it being just beautiful, and I would LOVE to read it again.
post #60 of 183
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Originally Posted by teacup View Post
Here are some from puberty:

I read a book (I'm sure it was pubbed in the 70s or early 80s) about a girl who has a crush on another girl. The scene that stuck with me is when they're at the park watching fireworks, and are both lying on a blanket, and hook fingers together. I could have thought it was about a character named Al, but I have since looked at that briefly and don't think that's it. (I Googled and found a paper about a book called Annie on My Mind. Perhaps that was it? I recall only that one scene.)
Annie On My Mind is about a teenage lesbian relationship, but it is from the mid- to late-80s and it is not the book you describe.
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