Not to detract from Fillyjonk’s post, but this rant of Meowser’s on the 70s is spot-on. I didn’t know any vegetarians in the 70s. Yes, “whole wheat” bread was weird, and veggies were limp. A “diet plate” was a hamburger patty, cottage cheese, and a tomato slice. Yes, the diagnosis criteria for diabetes and heart disease and obesity were a lot higher then. Yes, people smoked everywhere – the grocery store, the restaurants, houses, malls, and a kid testing positive for “tobacco smoke” and “woodsmoke” on allergy tests certainly weren’t a reason to consider stopping!
Props for Kathy A too, with her note on seat belts & bike helmets.
Something tells me that going back to the 70s would not lead to the idyllic garden of thin, happy environmentalists skipping aerobically through the trees that some would have us believe….