As the grocery shopper in our house, I usually bring a list the length of a toilet paper roll and end up spending anywhere between two to three hundred dollars. The other day, as I drove home from the store (exhausted), I thought back to a simpler time, when I had a much smaller list to bring to the store.
Here's what my typical shopping list looked like in June of 1977:
A Marvel Superheroes Slurpee® drink.
Pop Rocks: The carbonated candy that literally sizzled in my mouth. Add a swig of Coca-Cola for extra head-exploding fizzing action.
Zotz: Hard candy in a variety of flavors, each with a fizzy sour center.
A pack of bubblegum cards from that
cool new "Star Wars" movie.
...and last, but certainly not least...
Comic books! From an authentic 7-11 squeeky spinner-rack, no less! The trick was to get there before all of the comics had been bent over the wire rack from careless browsers...and to avoid the clerk scolding us that "this ain't a library"!
In case you're wondering, YES...these ARE the very same comics that came out in June of 1977...I remember buying them!
TOTAL: Oh, this is just a guess...but it was probably three bucks for the whole works. You know, the price of one comic book today! Arrgghh!