Illinois June 01, 2016
13 Things You’ll Remember If You Grew Up In The 80s In Illinois
It’s crazy to think that the 1980s were more than 30 YEARS AGO. But for those of us who grew up during the 1980s, it seems like just yesterday. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back on some of the fads back in the day.
Everyone had a pair of these shoes during the 1980s, and many people have a pair today.
2. Arcade Games
Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man...arcades were a great way to spend the day.
It is still the 1980s in some parts of the country.
4. Jelly Shoes
Why did we ever think these were a good idea?
5. Koosh Balls
The kid who was tossing one of these around was so cool.
6. JEM and the Holograms
Who doesn't remember Jerrica Benton (better known as her alter-ego Jem)?
You get candy, and then gum...all in one!
8. Friendship Bracelets
What girl doesn't remember the politics of giving and getting friendship bracelets?
9. Cabbage Patch Dolls
Your parents probably remember trying to get you a Cabbage Patch doll from the store.
10. Boom Boxes
A party wasn't a party without someone carrying one of these on his shoulder.
11. Care Bears
Once a feature on greeting cards, these guys became toys, then stars of television shows and films.
12. Dressing like Miami Vice
Who can forget that white suit look?
13. The 1985 Bears
This was the best part of the 1980s in Illinois. Super Bowl Shuffle, baby.
What do you remember about growing up in Illinois during the 1980s?