Seventies Stories ChickenKrazy: Why She Loves Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

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Squidoo writer “ChickenKrazy” lists her hobbies as “chickens, ducks, gardening, soap making, and reading.” She also has a fondness for the 70s, and one of the reasons is her wonderful memories of her grandmother. Although ChickenKrazy was just a young tot during the decade, she remembers the music, television shows, movies, and more. One of her favorite 70′s movies was, and still is, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. She loved the movie so much that she wrote about it in college.

When ChickenKrazy is not writing on Squidoo, she is most likely over on her website “Chicken KraZy” or busy with one of her many hobbies. Find out more about ChickenKrazy . . .

Seventies Stories: ChickenKrazy

What’s one of your favorite 70′s movies?

It would definitely be Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.I still watch it to this day and love it.I just like the story….poor endearing boy being true and honest and in the end his honesty pays off, and the obnoxious greedy kids getting what they deserve…diddly.I read the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory too so it kind of just stuck. I even wrote an English paper in college about the movie.

Describe yourself in the 70s.

I was young and shy…lol.

Who was your 70′s celebrity crush?

It would have to be John Travolta… or Scott Baio. :o) Grease was one of the first movies I remember being obsessed with as a child and I just loved John Travolta in Grease…..and then came Saturday Night Fever.

What’s your favorite 70′s song?

I have so many that I do like but the first that comes to mind is Nights on Broadway by the Bee Gees.My uncle was a teenager then, so I would sneak into his room and play his 8 Tracks when he wasn’t there…among them were The Bee Gees.

What was your favorite 70′s outfit or clothing piece?

I had a pair of ugly blue canvas shoes that I wore everywhere and pretty much wore them out.I wore them with EVERYTHING even if it didn’t match.

Name one of your favorite 70′s television shows.

Laverne and Shirley definitely.It’s just slapstick funny.I hate most of the shows today.I always go back to the old shows and watch reruns. (I watched several episodes of Laverne and Shirley last night as a matter of fact).

What is your fondest memory from the 70s?

Down the street from my grandmother’s house, there was a pretty white house on the corner that had a green wooden swing set.The swings were made of rope and wood.My grandmother would walk me down there to swing in the evening a lot. She even bought me my own swing set but it wasn’t the same and I still wanted to go swing at the neighbor’s house.

What was your favorite concert you attended in the 70s?

I was too young to go to concerts but if I had to choose, I would have wanted to go see the Bee Gees or The Eagles.Robin Gibb’s voice is just beautiful I think.I adore Don Henley’s voice too.

If you could relive one day from the 70s what day would that be and why?

Any day that included my grandma.I miss her terribly.

What 5 words come to mind when you think of the 70s?

Shake…shake…shake you’re booty!

Thanks ChickenKrazy!

This photo is the property of ChickenKrazy and used by permission.

This photo is the property of ChickenKrazy and used by permission.

DebW07 is the Squidoo "Disco Queen" 70's Contributor. She has many wonderful memories of 70's music, movies, and fads. Her adventure is just one of the many "Seventies Stories." If you'd like to share your story of the 1970s, contact DebW07 through the contact button on her Profile Page.

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  • graysquidooer Jan 29, 2014 @ 11:29 am
    Same things mostly, yes I liked Laverne and Shirley - Not forgetting "Happy Days" even thinking of that the theme tune starts buzzing in my head
    Yes to 70's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    Thanks for sharing this walk down memory lane lens
  • TheRopesToKnow Jan 25, 2014 @ 1:01 am
    I loved a lot of the same things you did! Loved the Bee Gees, Laverne and Shirley, John Travolta-Grease, The Eagles and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was the best!!! I passed my love for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to my daughter. She is now 23 and it is still her favorite movie!! Thanks for sharing! Good Lens!
  • getmoreinfo Jan 24, 2014 @ 10:47 am
    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is one of my favorite movies, I can watch it over and over again.
  • tonyleather Jan 24, 2014 @ 8:22 am
    Nice interview and an interesting lens!