E024 Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood with Tom Purcell
If you were lucky enough to grow up in the 1970s, you may count yourself among those on the tail end of that 1950-era of big families, a stay at home mom, no addiction to electronic devices and family dinners EVERY day! Our guest in this episode: Tom Purcell is a nationally syndicated humor columnist and the author of “Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood,” a humorous memoir.
Tom joins Mary Rogers on the Experience 50 Podcast to reminisce about spending childhood summers roaming the neighborhood on stingray, banana seat bikes, only told to be home by dinnertime. Baby Boomers and even some Gen Xers will relate and remember the days!
Purcell’s newspaper column is syndicated in over 300 newspapers and he has written a wonderful book sharing his stories in this memoir.
It includes 16 stories about bike jumps that nearly killed us, vengeance on the sledding slopes, 6th grade puppy love, the old wooden stereo console, the embarrassment of getting the first David Cassidy shag haircut, a beloved family dog that ran away, going through the old photo box, a baby sister left behind at the drive-in theater, a regrettable incident in which an 11 year old kid clogs the family room toilet with an apple core, and other tales from that could only happen in the ’70s.
Learn more about Tom Purcell at TomPurcell.com
Buy the book HERE
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