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Subject: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: nicki_morrissey on 12/07/05 at 11:34 pm

Because, quite sadly...












I was born that year.

Sad, huh?



I was indeed born a decade too late. thanks, God! *shakes fist*





But really, how old were you guys in 1988? Make me feel a little better here.
Or worse, lol.

I'm curious!

*Ash*

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: whistledog on 12/07/05 at 11:35 pm

I was 10 years old in 1988

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 12/07/05 at 11:38 pm

I was 3.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/07/05 at 11:40 pm

I was 11 years old.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: ktelqueen on 12/07/05 at 11:42 pm

19  :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: rich1981 on 12/07/05 at 11:56 pm

Merely 7 years old.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 12/08/05 at 12:09 am

I was 13.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: karen on 12/08/05 at 3:50 am

that was the year I turned 19.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: DJ Zilla on 12/08/05 at 4:00 am

Little 15...

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 12/08/05 at 4:35 am

12, starting highschool :(

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Criz on 12/08/05 at 4:43 am

I was at the tender age of 4 :]

I too wish I could have lived throughout the whole of the 80s.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: The_Plague on 12/08/05 at 4:49 am

4
Wishing I was born earlier

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/05 at 5:09 am

1988 saw my 31st birthday.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/08/05 at 7:35 am


1988 saw my 31st birthday.


31 in 88... wow... is that you in your avatar??  ;D

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/05 at 7:36 am


31 in 88... wow... is that you in your avatar??

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: robby76 on 12/08/05 at 7:45 am

I was 12 and loving every minute of it!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/05 at 7:54 am


I was 12 and loving every minute of it!
You were loving school?

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: witchain on 12/08/05 at 8:19 am

I was 16. '88 was the year I graduated!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: robby76 on 12/08/05 at 8:26 am


You were loving school?


I've loved every part of my life... 3 schools, college, university, workplaces... and I hope it continues.  :D

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Jennifer028 on 12/08/05 at 10:42 am

I was 13 that year.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: woops on 12/08/05 at 11:45 am

3

Would've also liked to been born earlier, but too much cheesy tv shows...


Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: thenewwavechick on 12/08/05 at 12:11 pm

I was 16 in 1988.  :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/08/05 at 12:54 pm

I shouldn't say this but I was 25 that year.  :-[


It was also one of the worst years of my life.




Cat

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: nally on 12/08/05 at 12:56 pm

...and that is exactly how old I am now. :)


I was 8 in 1988.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: woops on 12/08/05 at 1:23 pm


3

Would've also liked to been born earlier, but too much cheesy tv shows...





Actually 4...

Then again, I don't remember much before 1997 and wasn't into much of the pop culture from my actual youth  ::)  :P

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: nally on 12/08/05 at 1:24 pm


Actually 4...

Then again, I don't remember much before 1997 and wasn't into much of the pop culture from my actual youth  ::)  :P

Neither was I. I was in the single digits throughout the 80's and hence did not pay much attention to the pop culture of that time.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: darktower on 12/08/05 at 2:09 pm

I was 28 in '88...yep...the Eighties were my Twenties....outta school and feelin' cool...tuned in and turned on...lovin'every minute of it...young enough to not know any better and old enough to do it..."party like it's 1999" still referred to the unimaginably distant Jetsons future...we thought that "The horror! The horror!" would be thermonuclear Armageddon, blissfully unaware that the real end of the world would be the freakin' 21st century... :)  ;) ;D ??? :( :P >:( :\'(

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Skippy on 12/08/05 at 2:30 pm

25-26 depending on what part of the year.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: bbigd04 on 12/08/05 at 2:34 pm

I was only 1 year old in 1988, lol.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: cs on 12/08/05 at 3:11 pm

I was 20 in 1988.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: GREEN67 on 12/08/05 at 4:35 pm

;D  21....that WAS A PARTY YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: barefootrobin on 12/08/05 at 4:52 pm

I was 24 - That was a Party Year!!!!11 8)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/08/05 at 4:59 pm

I was an innocent 12 year old! It's hard to believe I WAS innocent!  :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: GREEN67 on 12/08/05 at 5:35 pm


I was 24 - That was a Party Year!!!!11 8)
    :D  HEE HEE

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: danootaandme on 12/08/05 at 5:51 pm

I was 37  :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: loki 13 on 12/08/05 at 5:57 pm

I was 26 in '88

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: gameguy1957 on 12/08/05 at 6:14 pm

18 in '88. It was a good year but I think I actually had more fun in '87.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Class of 84 on 12/08/05 at 10:19 pm

In '88 I was 22, running with nowhere to hide....

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/08/05 at 10:48 pm

12, and not looking forward to eventually going to high school!  ;D

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 12/08/05 at 10:51 pm

One

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: WembleyBooberGobo on 12/08/05 at 11:43 pm

I turned 10 that year. I can't believe that was 17 years ago. It feels like 7 years ago. Jeez time flies. I'm so old. I'll be 30 in 2 years. I dont feel any older than 24. I'm in some serious denial.LMAO.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: T on 12/08/05 at 11:44 pm

The year I turned 5 years old.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/08/05 at 11:49 pm


I turned 10 that year. I can't believe that was 17 years ago. It feels like 7 years ago. Jeez time flies. I'm so old. I'll be 30 in 2 years. I dont feel any older than 24. I'm in some serious denial.LMAO.


Don't you mean three? LOL - don't age yourself?

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 12/09/05 at 5:52 am


Neither was I. I was in the single digits throughout the 80's and hence did not pay much attention to the pop culture of that time.


Never understood you people.  I was 7 to 9 1/2 years old (and still remaining in the "single digits") from 1982 to 1985, and I remember quite a bit of the pop culture of those years.  I even have a hazy memory of 1981 pop culture.  So I never got why people that were in single digits through the rest of the 80s could never remember anything beyond He-Man or the Ninja Turtles.   

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: BCRichrocker on 12/09/05 at 9:55 am

Graduated that year. Turned 18 in Nov. '88. Great memories and great times.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: barefootrobin on 12/09/05 at 10:18 am


Graduated that year. Turned 18 in Nov. '88. Great memories and great times.


And great hair apparently! ;)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/09/05 at 10:31 am


Never understood you people.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Woops (Wuz Here) on 12/09/05 at 11:45 am

I remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He Man (Masters of the Universe), Thundercats, Muppet Babies, Smurfs, and a couple more cartoons, though for the rest (ie most movies & music)... don't recall.

Same for the early '90's, which I was more into Tiny Toons & Power Rangers instead of Nirvana & The Smashing Pumpkins and wasn't familiar with "current trends" until I was around 12/13.

Then again, some of the mentioned cartoons were either still around or in reruns...


Now, I mostly prefer  classic Disney & Warner Bros. shorts from the early/mid 20th century and a very few from the late '80's/early '90's since I've seen them (again as a  21 year old) from video rentals..




Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Woops (Wuz Here...Again) on 12/09/05 at 11:47 am

Then again, I remember The Bugs Bunny/Tweety Show on ABC  :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/05 at 11:48 am


Then again, I remember The Bugs Bunny/Tweety Show on ABC

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Matt the Rat76 on 12/09/05 at 11:51 am

I was 12 at the time in the year 1988 and i was in elementery school back in the day

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Woops (Unlogged) on 12/09/05 at 11:53 am


Bugs Bunny has been on TV for ages!


I know, but is rarely seen now in days.

Same for Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck. (Besides recent

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: BCRichrocker on 12/09/05 at 4:15 pm


And great hair apparently! ;)


Yep, that pic was taken in 1988!! It's short now, though. :(

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 12/09/05 at 6:32 pm


Doesn't make sense, does it?


No, it never has made sense.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: whitewolf on 12/09/05 at 6:44 pm

I was 18 in '88

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: robby76 on 12/09/05 at 7:56 pm


Doesn't make sense, does it?


I think kids stayed kids for longer as time goes by. Plus cartoons were on all the time by the late 80's with everyone having cable etc. I'm thinking it helps a lot if you have older brothers and sisters, as to how much pop culture you remember. I even remember the late 70's! I started kindergarten at aged 2 and a half and vividly remember my first day there and all my friends. I even remember the era of Saturday Night Fever.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: EveHarrington79 on 12/10/05 at 12:15 am

I was 9 and I remember I was starting to become really interested in teenage things (fashion, music, etc.)  so I guess you could say I started to become a 'young woman' in 1988!! That was a cool year too as I recall...I saw lots of cool movies and tons of really great music came out that year.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: OliverDK on 12/10/05 at 3:54 am

I turned 17 in November 1988, and it really was a cool year; I graduated from 10th grade (We have another system in DK) and was lucky enough to experience Iron Maiden, Metallica, M

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: FaultyDog on 12/10/05 at 4:21 pm

1988 was the year I turned 22. It seems like ages...

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/05 at 4:26 pm


1988 was the year I turned 22. It seems like ages...
I was working night in 1988, so I only so the the year in darkness, so dark I cannot remember what happen.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 12/10/05 at 6:27 pm


I think kids stayed kids for longer as time goes by. Plus cartoons were on all the time by the late 80's with everyone having cable etc. I'm thinking it helps a lot if you have older brothers and sisters, as to how much pop culture you remember. I even remember the late 70's! I started kindergarten at aged 2 and a half and vividly remember my first day there and all my friends. I even remember the era of Saturday Night Fever.


Yeah that's true about having older siblings.  I have an older sibling born in 1970.  So I always had a window into the world of 80s teenagers. (that ones that actually graduated high school in the 80s I mean)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/10/05 at 6:41 pm


I think kids stayed kids for longer as time goes by. Plus cartoons were on all the time by the late 80's with everyone having cable etc. I'm thinking it helps a lot if you have older brothers and sisters, as to how much pop culture you remember. I even remember the late 70's! I started kindergarten at aged 2 and a half and vividly remember my first day there and all my friends. I even remember the era of Saturday Night Fever.


I was around more adults despite having younger siblings. So, I hung around them more often than children my own age.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Dagwood on 12/10/05 at 8:09 pm

I was 17.  I started my senior year in 1988...had my own car and a job.  Life was good. 

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 12/11/05 at 11:25 am

I was 22 in 1988.  :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Fuzzly on 12/11/05 at 3:50 pm

I was only one.  ;D

Today, I wish I was around throughout the 70s and 80s, since I'm very into pop culture from both decades.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Todd on 12/11/05 at 4:34 pm

24

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Abix on 12/11/05 at 6:52 pm

I was  21.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Stompgal on 12/12/05 at 6:43 am

Yeah Fuz, I was one too.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Cafe80s on 12/12/05 at 9:01 am

88 i think i was 11.
Good year that, god i miss those days :\'(

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Triviamom on 12/12/05 at 1:33 pm

I turned 24 in the middle of 1988 8)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 12/13/05 at 9:04 pm


Because, quite sadly...












I was born that year.

Sad, huh?



I was indeed born a decade too late. thanks, God! *shakes fist*





But really, how old were you guys in 1988? Make me feel a little better here.
Or worse, lol.

I'm curious!

*Ash*


Turned sweet 16 that year!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/14/05 at 1:13 am


19

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: nally on 12/14/05 at 1:14 am


Me too!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/14/05 at 1:18 am


so you were born in 1969 then... which means you have the same exact DOB as Renee Zellweger!! :D

I prefer to share my birthdate with Oliver Cromwell and Ella Fitzgerald, but Renee Z's OK too I guess!  After all, she's got the EXACT SAME date AND year as I!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Marty McFly on 12/14/05 at 6:50 am


No, it never has made sense.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 12/14/05 at 11:17 am

I know we all can tend to get carried away in these kind of threads, so I'll keep my next point concise, but honestly, what puzzles me most is how some people say "I was just being a kid in , so I didn't care about pop culture" etc.

I can buy it if they were 5 years old or under, or maybey even 6 and under.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Marty McFly on 12/16/05 at 10:01 am

Yeah, I'd say the time before Elementary school tends to be selective. I mean, I have fuzzy memories of, say 1985 (when I was 3-4).

Perfect example: the other night, I watched a couple old home movies of ours from around then -- hadn't seen 'em in ages. I kept freezing it to look around our old house, and it was weird (cool, but weird) since I remembered some of it quite differently than it really was. So yeah, at that age, it's understandable.

But something from 1990, or even maybe 1987 I'll remember with detail for the rest of my life.

And by the time I was 12 (1993/94) I watched things like Dateline and politics on TV sometimes, so I have a very structured memory of that time (which, again, is why it totally puzzles me to hear some people say they didn't even care about/remember popular SONGS when they were 12!).

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/05 at 12:30 pm

Old me was fine in 1988!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Xcess-N-Htown on 12/16/05 at 6:37 pm

I was 25 and peaking as far as clubbing goes. 

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: woops on 12/16/05 at 6:46 pm


And by the time I was 12 (1993/94) I watched things like Dateline and politics on TV sometimes, so I have a very structured memory of that time (which, again, is why it totally puzzles me to hear some people say they didn't even care about/remember popular SONGS when they were 12!).


It's a generation thing, personal tastes, or the fact there's some who are into the stuff they liked in the past or not.

Though I had older relatives, I didn't really cared what they were into and I even distance myself from some current trends as a teen.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 12/16/05 at 11:06 pm

Or, and this is an out there theory......it could be that the late 80s weren't as exciting for a child as the early and mid 80s were.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/17/05 at 4:50 am


25-26 depending on what part of the year.

Oh, you're not one of those guys who has a birthday every other year? 

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/17/05 at 2:16 pm


Or, and this is an out there theory......it could be that the late 80s weren't as exciting for a child as the early and mid 80s were.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: runner girl on 12/17/05 at 2:31 pm


I was born in '88, yeah...which means....

I'M ALMOST 18! whootwhoot... ;D

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/17/05 at 3:25 pm


I was born in '88, yeah...which means....

I'M ALMOST 18! whootwhoot... ;D
  wow, my daughter was born in 89 but it doesn't make me feel old. I think my hair was still completely black in 88, now it's mostly black with some "natural" highlights. Geez when i was 18 I used to .........hmmm, I can't remember. just kidding

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Bratpac on 12/23/05 at 10:52 pm

I was 17 that year.  That was the year of the drout, I remember because I worked at a cememtery for the summer and it was my first real job with the JPT program.  I remember Dirty Dancing came out around that time and all I heard on the radio was "She's like the wind" or "Hungry eyes".  I remember my husband (boyfriend then) picked me up after work on his moter cycle.  That was a fun summer! ;D  It's strange to look back at that year because in my mind it wasn't that long ago. 

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: jaytee on 12/25/05 at 7:02 am

29 - I was pregnant that year and gave birth to a daughter on 30 October 1988. :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: BrianMannixGirl Guesting on 12/25/05 at 8:13 am

I was 19 in 1988 and moved to the US in January of that year. Turned 20 in the October and then a month later moved to the UK.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: alyceclover on 12/25/05 at 11:04 am


19

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: alyceclover on 12/25/05 at 11:12 am

ok, did some research....39...that's what it sez on this photo of me

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Roadgeek on 12/25/05 at 8:30 pm

I was -1 year old. I'd be born in 1989.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: jlp937 on 12/25/05 at 11:40 pm

I was 14 and just getting ready to enter high school, after the summer was over that is!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: DevoRule on 12/26/05 at 2:14 am

My spirit existed in 1988 :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: nally on 12/26/05 at 5:37 pm


ok, did some research....39...that's what it sez on this photo of me

interesting photo ;)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Guest on 12/26/05 at 6:52 pm

I was 5...just starting pre-school that fal because my mom decided to hold me back from kindergarten that year  :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Tam on 12/27/05 at 5:22 pm

17

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: migi on 12/28/05 at 1:59 am

I turned to 12. I played a lot of soccer that summer and lsitened Def Leppard, Michael Jackson and George Michael...quite wide music taste...

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 12/28/05 at 3:40 am

I was a whopping 6 years old! But, I remember that year fairly clearly - although some of the memories have become quite fuzzy as well.

I celebrated my 6th birthday at Chuck E Cheese, and I remember requesting a black and white TV... and I got one! Spud Mackenzie (that Budwieser dog mascot) was the theme for my birthday and I wore a really cute green dress that I wish I could find a larger version of it now and wear it, lol.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 12/28/05 at 3:46 am


No, it never has made sense.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: woops on 12/28/05 at 3:53 am


It's a bit bogus to me that someone wouldn't even remember much at even 4 or 5 years old.. but not to remember anything at 7 or 8 is making you wonder if that person was living at all

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Heathcliff on 12/28/05 at 1:26 pm

Woah.  I was 7 months old at the start of the year, yet I still have vivid memories about the decade... which is strange, since I only spent little more than two years of my life in it.  Guess that's partly why I connect with 80s music so much.  I can still recall my mum slagging off Jason Donovan, and his chart career was over and done with by 1991.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 12/28/05 at 2:12 pm


Or sedated and being sheltered from pop culture like myself until 2002 ::)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Davester on 12/28/05 at 4:27 pm


Because, quite sadly...

I was born that year.

Sad, huh?



I was indeed born a decade too late. thanks, God! *shakes fist*





But really, how old were you guys in 1988? Make me feel a little better here.
Or worse, lol.

I'm curious!

*Ash*


  18/19 years old...

  This should help you feel better because you're much younger than me...

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: STAR70 on 12/28/05 at 4:53 pm

18 on 7/25

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Above Omnipotence on 12/28/05 at 7:43 pm

I was 20 yrs. old in '88.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Random on 12/29/05 at 12:25 pm

11 years old...

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Murphy's Law on 12/29/05 at 2:15 pm

I was 16 turning 17 the summer of 88

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: vesap on 12/29/05 at 3:00 pm

Ashtonishing 22, heading for several trips to Germany by BMW, Going steady, marrying, having children...  Listening to Van Halen 1984 and others.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: chel-bert on 12/30/05 at 12:04 am

I was 10!
The year my parents opened a Roller Rink and I was instantly saturated
with EVERYTHING teen. Especially the MUSIC! blaring for 6 hours straight a night!
(and my husband wonders why I love 80's music. Sheesh) ;)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 12/30/05 at 12:05 am


I was 10!
The year my parents opened a Roller Rink and I was instantly saturated
with EVERYTHING teen. Especially the MUSIC! blaring for 6 hours straight a night!
(and my husband wonders why I love 80's music. Sheesh) ;)


I can relate to that. I took roller skating lessons for about 3 years and I'd stay there for countless hours listening to 80's music - over and over - plus the 70's stuff mixed in with it, too. I loved it just as much for the loud music as I did for the skating.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/30/05 at 12:24 am


I was 16 turning 17 the summer of 88

You are sixteen going on seventeen, baby it's time to think
Better beware, be canny and careful, baby you're on the brink
You are sixteen going on seventeen, fellows will fall in line
Eager young lads, and roues and cads
Will offer you food and wine
Totally unprepared are you, to face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared are you, of things beyond your ken
You need someone older and wiser, telling you what to do
I am seventeen going on eighteen, I'll take care of you

--Sound of Music

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Brandon on 12/30/05 at 6:41 pm

I turned 14 that year.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: ValleyGirl on 12/30/05 at 9:36 pm

I was 20.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: JAFA on 12/30/05 at 11:16 pm

Twenty One and enjoying life

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: jwchah3 on 01/01/06 at 11:44 pm

I was 28 but still felt 20... had a 3 yr old daughter that I adored....and a bad marriage. Later divorced she would listen to music and MTV videos with me ( the ones that weren't inappropriate for her) along with growng up withthe Smurffs, Ninja Turtles,etc......She is now 20 and she remembers all the music and the bands and loves it. But she loves all kinds of music. The 80's were definitely unique as were the 70's. If time does in fact repeat itself some lucky future generation is in for a real treat.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/01/06 at 11:49 pm


Twenty One and enjoying life



great picture! what a handsome fellow you are! ;) :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: chel-bert on 01/02/06 at 1:08 pm


I can relate to that. I took roller skating lessons for about 3 years and I'd stay there for countless hours listening to 80's music - over and over - plus the 70's stuff mixed in with it, too. I loved it just as much for the loud music as I did for the skating.


Every once in a while wed have dances(sock hops) on the skate floor (we had a BIG turnout those nights.) I still have over 100 45's with 80'S music on them. When Cd's came out my parrents gave them all to ME! . You could leave the building and cross the street to the convenience store /gas station and STILL hear the music pounding away. The teenangers started hanging out at the gas station to listen:) They filled the tiny parking lot up but we never once had any complaints!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 01/02/06 at 3:10 pm


Every once in a while wed have dances(sock hops) on the skate floor (we had a BIG turnout those nights.) I still have over 100 45's with 80'S music on them. When Cd's came out my parrents gave them all to ME! . You could leave the building and cross the street to the convenience store /gas station and STILL hear the music pounding away. The teenangers started hanging out at the gas station to listen:) They filled the tiny parking lot up but we never once had any complaints!


Yes, we had those sorts of things at the rink, too. We had Spring Programs where lots of skaters in the same region as ours would skate at our rink (it was like a competition without the medals, lol). I don't know if you had heard of GoldSkate, but that was like the Roller Skating version of the Olympics. We would go there down to Bakersfield, CA, and skate at this HUGE roller skating rink. I think they were regulary held in February.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: kellygoo72 on 01/03/06 at 10:59 pm

I was 16 in 1988.. stealing my moms car to go thrift shopping and garbage picking.. Im a rare kinda BIRD!  LOL ;)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/03/06 at 11:00 pm


I was 16 in 1988.. stealing my moms car to go thrift shopping and garbage picking.. Im a rare kinda BIRD!   LOL ;)




sounds like my kinda fun!  :D ;D

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Marty McFly on 01/04/06 at 12:10 am

^ Me three. :) 8)

In fact, I rarely go to the mall or places like that anymore - Goodwill is like a goldmine to me, esp since I'm into many "older" things anyway.

BTW, on that note, in the past few years that I've regularly shopped there (1998-now), even though the age of items is totally varied, a good lot of it is from the 90's. Or about 10-15 years prior.

I bet Goodwill stores circa 1988 had tons of 70's stuff with some early 80's things, like ghettoblasters and legwarmers just starting to drift in.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/04/06 at 12:14 am


^ Me three. :) 8)

In fact, I rarely go to the mall or places like that anymore - Goodwill is like a goldmine to me, esp since I'm into many "older" things anyway.

BTW, on that note, in the past few years that I've regularly shopped there (1998-now), even though the age of items is totally varied, a good lot of it is from the 90's. Or about 10-15 years prior.

I bet Goodwill stores circa 1988 had tons of 70's stuff with some early 80's things, like ghettoblasters and legwarmers just starting to drift in.



Goodwill RAWKS!! ;)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 01/04/06 at 12:16 am

It sure does, Quirk!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: whistledog on 01/04/06 at 12:17 am

Goodwill is awesome.  For a vinyl and cassette lover like me, it's a gold mine  8)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Marty McFly on 01/04/06 at 12:25 am

^ Same here. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure I'll always advance with technology (a couple years slower maybe, LOL, but I always will), but there's a part of me that will never be able to let go of audiotapes. Grew up with 'em and am still attached.

And since records have been around for ages, and Goodwill still has plenty, I think (hope) they'll do the same with cassettes. I mean, if you walked into a Goodwill in 2020, I'd like to think they were still available.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 01/04/06 at 12:27 am


^ Same here. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure I'll always advance with technology (a couple years slower maybe, LOL, but I always will), but there's a part of me that will never be able to let go of audiotapes. Grew up with 'em and am still attached.

And since records have been around for ages, and Goodwill still has plenty, I think (hope) they'll do the same with cassettes. I mean, if you walked into a Goodwill in 2020, I'd like to think they were still available.


There's too many goods left on my tapes to let go!!!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/04/06 at 12:27 am


^ Same here. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure I'll always advance with technology (a couple years slower maybe, LOL, but I always will), but there's a part of me that will never be able to let go of audiotapes. Grew up with 'em and am still attached.

And since records have been around for ages, and Goodwill still has plenty, I think (hope) they'll do the same with cassettes. I mean, if you walked into a Goodwill in 2020, I'd like to think they were still available.



I always find so many goodies there..for myself..and to re-sell on Ebay.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Marty McFly on 01/04/06 at 12:30 am



I always find so many goodies there..for myself..and to re-sell on Ebay.


Yeah, I've done the same thing at flea markets in this area too. If they're electronics, for instance, I'll clean 'em up a bit, maybe test/use it for awhile, then try and sell it for more.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: whistledog on 01/04/06 at 12:31 am


^ Same here. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure I'll always advance with technology (a couple years slower maybe, LOL, but I always will), but there's a part of me that will never be able to let go of audiotapes. Grew up with 'em and am still attached.

And since records have been around for ages, and Goodwill still has plenty, I think (hope) they'll do the same with cassettes. I mean, if you walked into a Goodwill in 2020, I'd like to think they were still available.


I'll never let go of tapes either.  I probably have well over 5,000 cassette tapes, all 80's  :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Marty McFly on 01/04/06 at 12:38 am

^ If you don't count duplicates and recorded ones (i.e. just "album" ones) I have around 800, and I thought I was obsessed. You've got me beat to a pulp there, LOL.

I'd guess it's probably

1980's - 50%
1990's - 30%
1960's - 5%
1970's - 15%

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Donnie Darko on 01/04/06 at 12:41 am

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Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: 80sforever on 01/06/06 at 8:15 pm

I was 13  :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Electric Youth on 01/06/06 at 8:58 pm


^ Me three. :) 8)

In fact, I rarely go to the mall or places like that anymore - Goodwill is like a goldmine to me, esp since I'm into many "older" things anyway.

BTW, on that note, in the past few years that I've regularly shopped there (1998-now), even though the age of items is totally varied, a good lot of it is from the 90's. Or about 10-15 years prior.

I bet Goodwill stores circa 1988 had tons of 70's stuff with some early 80's things, like ghettoblasters and legwarmers just starting to drift in.


I also go to trift stores since I like to collect cassttes, cassette singles, 45s, and albums from the '80's/early '90's  :D

Also video tapes, since there's now rare... especially out of print stuff...  8)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Electric Youth on 01/06/06 at 9:01 pm

Also public domain cartoon videos, which I used to enjoy...which I still like to this day  :D

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: BigDaddyDJ on 01/07/06 at 4:05 am

13 years old for most of 88 until November, my birthday.  I consider myself pretty lucky growing up when I did.  It gave me enough time to grow cynical enough before the Backstreet Boys and Britney ruined everything that is holy.  I'm a professional DJ.  I just did a New Years party and a twelve year old kid asked me to play "Jump" by Van Halen, "Jesse's Girl" and anything by Styx.  The eighties are alive in the kids today!  At 31, I listen to more eighties now than I did then.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 01/07/06 at 5:43 pm


13 years old for most of 88 until November, my birthday.  I consider myself pretty lucky growing up when I did.  It gave me enough time to grow cynical enough before the Backstreet Boys and Britney ruined everything that is holy.  I'm a professional DJ.  I just did a New Years party and a twelve year old kid asked me to play "Jump" by Van Halen, "Jesse's Girl" and anything by Styx.  The eighties are alive in the kids today!  At 31, I listen to more eighties now than I did then.


That's kinda impressive a 12 year old asked for those songs. How sweet *sigh of relief that kids today DO have some taste*  :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Miss Nostalgia on 01/07/06 at 7:39 pm

I was 8 in that year until November then I turned 9

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: monka24 on 01/07/06 at 10:02 pm

I was sadly 19 and had just got married, now not to him.  OMG do I feel old.

T

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: livinonthe80s on 01/08/06 at 1:49 am

WOW alot of younglings that are into the 80's...I think I was pretty much in the middle of the 80s having graduated in 1985...so that would put me 21. 
Thing that sucks about this thread is that I REALLY wish I could turn back time. :\'(  I would then make all the right choices to make my life alot easier today, but unfortuantely we can't go back in time...so  :) every step I take from now will determines the "Best I Can"-Queensr

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: nicolelittle1977 on 11/22/07 at 10:16 am

I was 11 years old going through puberty, jamming on Guy, Bobby Brown, and The Boys, DIAL MY HEEEAAAAARRRTTTTT!!!!!!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: johnny5alive on 11/22/07 at 11:37 am

ok time to blow my cover!  in 1988 i was  32!  just bought my first house and a brand new ford ranger!  which i still have with 317,000 miles!

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Lindee on 11/22/07 at 11:44 am

27 and expecting my first child.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: nicolelittle1977 on 11/23/07 at 11:02 am


Never understood you people.  I was 7 to 9 1/2 years old (and still remaining in the "single digits") from 1982 to 1985, and I remember quite a bit of the pop culture of those years.  I even have a hazy memory of 1981 pop culture.  So I never got why people that were in single digits through the rest of the 80s could never remember anything beyond He-Man or the Ninja Turtles.     


I know right.  I remember a whooole lot from my single years from 1980 to 1986.  I remember when I was 3, I went to Wildwood.  When I was 4, I went to Cleveland, Ohio. Everywhere my mom went, I went.  This was before I was in a foster home and before I lived with my father afterwards.  I remember when I started kindergarten when I was 5.  I remember I was 6, Michael Jackson was at its peak, and I remember listening to the WHOLE album over my grandmother's house.  They used to wear that album OUT!!!!!  I remember when when my brother and I used to play Atari together at 6.  I remember watching Poltergeist on HBO a year after its release, and I wanted to be like Caroline because she was the youngest, and she was around my age group, and I would put my hands on the TV screen.  I remember when ET first came out, and it was a big deal at the time.  I didn't go to the movies to see it, but I remember the ET commercials and the ET games and dolls.  I remember when I was 7 in 1984, I remember Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, New Edition, Ghostbusters, Snorks, Duran Duran, Phil Collins, Run DMC, Whodini, Beat Street, Dancin On Air, Stevie Wonder, etc.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: ILUV80S on 11/23/07 at 1:25 pm


WOW alot of younglings that are into the 80's...I think I was pretty much in the middle of the 80s having graduated in 1985...so that would put me 21. 
Thing that sucks about this thread is that I REALLY wish I could turn back time. :\'(  I would then make all the right choices to make my life alot easier today, but unfortuantely we can't go back in time...so  :) every step I take from now will determines the "Best I Can"-Queensr


I couldn't have said it better myself, I was 20 in 88.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 11/23/07 at 2:55 pm


I shouldn't say this but I was 25 that year.  :-[


It was also one of the worst years of my life.




Cat


Sorry it was such a bad year, Cat!

Hmmm, now I feel REALLY old.  I was 28 then.  ::)

A year in which I "went through a whole lot of changes".  Some good, some bad.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: coqueta83 on 11/23/07 at 7:52 pm

I was 10 years old in 1988. Fourth grade was fun; fifth grade, not so much.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: VegettoVa90 on 07/16/08 at 10:12 am

At least you guys were alive in the 80's  >:(

I kick myself for being born in 1990 and not even being a child during the 80's

Still, being a little kid in the 90's wasn't half bad  ::)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 07/16/08 at 12:54 pm

I was 16.  Thanks, I suddenly feel very old. ::)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: SpaceHog on 07/16/08 at 12:57 pm

I was born on November 1, 1988

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 07/16/08 at 1:00 pm

I was 1 year old in 1988. ;)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: wildcard on 07/16/08 at 1:02 pm

6 and don't remember much.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: cinnabon on 07/16/08 at 9:10 pm

I turned 17 and entered my senior year of high school!  8)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: fusefan on 07/16/08 at 10:03 pm

I was -2 years old.   ::)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: EthanM on 07/16/08 at 10:29 pm

Apparently I'm the only one (at least in the part of the thread that I read) not born on new years day. I was 5 or 6 depending on what part of 1988. On this date of that year I was 5.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Atari on 07/16/08 at 11:11 pm

17, but turned 18 in September... class of '88 baby!

At 31, I listen to more eighties now than I did then.


Same here. I listened to a lot more rock and metal then, but now it's mostly new wave and pop from that era, and mostly 1980-1984.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/17/08 at 12:36 am

I was going to say 22 and then I realized I was 32.

my daughter was in her mommy's womb  ::)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: apollonia1986 on 07/17/08 at 3:59 pm

I was 2 and hot dog, I feel cheated! I wish my mom had had me sooner!  :(

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: gmann on 07/17/08 at 4:28 pm

I was 12 in '88, in the thick of the my worst days of middle school. Otherwise, life was grand.   

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/18/08 at 2:55 pm

So many younguns here!  :o

I'll have to blow my ever youthful cover to answer, but, alas, I was 28 then. 

(BTW when you're born early in a year that ends with '0' like me, it's easy to calculate how old you were when).  ::)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/08 at 3:05 pm

Old me was fine in 1988.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/18/08 at 3:10 pm


Old me was fine in 1988.


No doubt about it!  :)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Shacks Train on 07/19/08 at 3:34 am

30

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 07/20/08 at 8:08 pm


I turned 17 and entered my senior year of high school!  8)


Same here.  ;)

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Bobby on 07/22/08 at 5:21 pm

I was 9 years old for most of it and still in the Juniors School.

Subject: Re: How old were you in 1988?

Written By: Gina on 07/26/08 at 9:04 pm

18.  :)

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