Hamburger Helper hit the market in 1971. Leftovers were stored in Tupperware. Fruit leather or fruit rolls (not Fruit Roll Ups) came out in the seventies and were great when you had the munchies. Dannon Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt was also popular. If you were health conscious, you sprinkled wheat germ on everything from ice cream to casseroles, and meditated daily. Pita bread was hip, and so was anything with bean sprouts. My friends would hang out at Perkins Pancake house to drink coffee and eat bean sprouts and talk about music. We liked Led Zeppelin, Audience, Pink Floyd, Dave Mason, Allman Brothers, Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Cat Stevens and Fleetwood Mac. Disco was seen as anti-rock.
The character in my novel, In the Context of Love, is a child of the seventies.
If you are, too, you may remember:
Linda K. Sienkiewicz is the author of In the Context of Love, adult contemporary fiction, a 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist.
Angelica Schirrick had always suspected there was something deeply disturbing about her family, but the truth was more than she bargained for.