This one is going to be challenging, because I don't miss a whole heck of alot. I grew up without colour television, VCR's and call display- so many people can't imagine life without these things, let alone computers.
1. Lola's- these were pyramid shaped ice lollies that came in grape, orange, lemon lime and cherry. Not the small ones, these were huge. The grape flavour made you cough.
2. Rollerskating- we used to have a blast, and I probably fell alot. At The Terrace, you could do the hokey pokey, and at The Mimicombo you had to go downstairs in your skates. And they were heavy and you regularly lost your ball bearings. Good times.
3. Drive Ins- I happen to live around the corner from one of the last ones. A whole bunch of us would pile into someone's old Pontiac- some in the trunk, and we would have lawn chairs and sit outside and watch at least 2 movies. I remember going in the winter, where you had portable heaters as well as the speakers.
4. Playing with Barbies- my sister and I had amazing collections, with a Malibu Ken and every item of clothes and wigs, you name it.
5. Swimming in the summer, in High Park pool, or Sunnyside. Every day and sometimes we went in the evenings.
6. Movie theaters- we didn't have IMAX or 3D but I remember seeing Airport '77, The Sting, James Bonds, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. I think I saw "The Phantom of the Paradise" at least 20 times. And "Tommy"- loved rock and roll flicks.
7. The music- and LP's. If you were totally hip and cool you had a reel-to-reel. One guy we hung with did.
8. Going downtown on the subway, or streetcar and cruising Yonge Street. We used to blow alot of money in the arcades, mostly at pinball.
9. Going to the CNE- The "Ex"- I haven't been in years, and I used to ride everything and feared nothing, not even heights. I don't know what happened but I don't go on the rides anymore.
10. Having a crush on a different guy every week. That was fun.