Throwback Thursday: In Which Decade Would You Live?

PastDo you often wonder what it would be like to live in a "simpler" time? Do you wish you could have styled in a "flapper" dressĀ  in the 1920s or experienced Woodstock in the 1960s. Would you go back to live through the breakthrough of the internet in the 1990s or take a trip even further back before the 20th century? Tell us what decade you would go back to and why in the comments below. Be sure to share the things you would most look forward to seeing or doing in your trip back in time!

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Rose Richardson December 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm

I probably would go back to the 70's because this is the time in which I was in high school and when I had some of the best times in my life, even though I was kind of a loner. However it was during the decade of when my eldest son was born and I experienced motherhood for the first time. Life was safe, happy, busy, and very productive. Children actually could enjoy childhood, pre-teen, being a teenager, just before dreading to become an adult and having the option to move out of your parents or grandparents house.

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James A. Fischer, RN, MSN December 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

I would chose the late 60's. LOVE, PEACE, AND MORE LOVE.

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Gary Wayne December 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Coming from the Building & Costruction Trades -- anytime BC. (before caulk) !

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LP December 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

70's!! Love disco and Hard rock. Anytime pre-computer.....

2nd choice--- Post WW2.
GROWTH, OPTIMISM, BABY BOOM, SIMPLER LIFE!!

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Leola Funderburk December 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

If I could, I would go back to the 1980's. It was a wonderful time and we had the best music.

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Joe kernan December 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

The mid-sixties into the early 70s. I loved Motown, especially the original Temptations (saw them 7 times in person). Loved the music and their choreograpgy. They (David, Paul, Melvin, Eddie and Otis) were great to listen to and watch.

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Melinda Thomas December 4, 2014 at 9:14 am

Hands down, I would choose to live in the 1980's - my high school years. Life was simpler and honestly, this was just some real clean fun, no cell phones, no social media and we still manged to have a great time. My memory takes me back to the days when activites such as cheerleading, a dip in the ocean or river, catching a movie or watching a game of soccer on a Sunday afternoon was just something we looked forward to.

Madonna, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Michael Jackson, Salt n' Pepper were some of my favorite music artists and I remember me and my girlfriends, we all wanted to wear whatever fashion the artists wore. I had my 'Michael Jackson' belt with spikes, big Salt n' Pepper earrings and Madonna's crazy style. So much fun and the best part is, fast forward 2014 I have been able to keep in contact with the majority of my friends; thanks to FB we're able to reminisce on all the fun and excitement we had and just wish...

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Cynthia BC December 4, 2014 at 9:04 am

A decade or so, PBS had its own reality show in which several families experienced life as it would have been in earlier times. There was 1900 House, Frontier House, and Colonial House. In terms of going WAY back in time, those series pretty much extinguished any romantic notions I may have had about living in an earlier era.

To be honest, although I enjoy the jazz music of the 1940s and miss the stronger sense of community that existed during my youth, I can't say that there's anything I'd want to go back for in the 20th century. When my grandparents were born, women did not have the right to vote. My father's cousins in Germany often went hungry post-WWII, and when we visited them in the mid-1980s they told him how grateful they were for the food my grandfather sent. When my mother was growing up in Baltimore (Western HS, Class of '55), the city was segregated. When my parents entered the workforce as young adults, women and minorities had no protection against discrimination and harassment. When I was a young adult, one had to keep one's homosexuality a closely guarded secret.

Every decade has its joys and sorrows. Whether what we have now is, on the whole, better or worse certainly is up for debate. In any case I prefer to live in the here and now.

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