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"Thar She Blows!!!"

If you're my generation, invented and still popular since 1963....do you remember the craze of the Lava Lamps? Did you have one? I did...and still do. I actually plugged it in and it still works!!  I read online, which made me want to start mine again, that even today they sell close to 800,000 of these a year. 



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  1. Wow, so yours is one of the originals! I bet it would be worth some money. I never had one, but always admired them.

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    1. Well, maybe not an 'original' but I've had quite a while!

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  2. I never had one. I always liked them but never got one. I'm trying to remember if my brother ever did or not. I know he had a black light bulb in his bedroom ceiling light fixture for a while.

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    1. Black lights & lava lamps go together.

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  3. i remember them, but never had one. seems Ann and Ginny are like me, and remember but did not have one... and yours still works. i could entertain myself for hours taking photos of it... my boys born in 65 and 67 had blacklights when they were teens..

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  4. I think I might have had one in the sixties, but it's a dim memory. :-)

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    1. You & I...we surely went with the flow back then, didn't we? 😁

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  5. I remember those, but I never had one. Love those colors!

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    1. The rainbow glass make it.

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  6. Hi Anni I just saw your comment about Colorado...I had to share this link on my personal blog My Mind's Eye from June 2017 We finally traveled to Colorado last June. I think you might get a big chuckle out of the post.
    http://mymindseyeblogaddress.blogspot.com/2017/06/english-is-hard-too-many-words-mean-too.html

    I have always love Lava Lamps. I had one on my desk at work until the day I retired. It was quite relaxing especially on a challenging day dealing with PhDs and their quirks. When I retired I gave it to one of my graduate student's children.
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. They definitely ARE relaxing & hypnotizing (sp)

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  7. Oh yes, I sure did have one. It died. Even a replaced bulb wouldn't bring it back to life. I loved tht lamp. It was ocean blue. I would love to have another.

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    1. I've seen them in stores a lot here. Not any more expensive than they were in the 60s/70s

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  8. Never had one but yours looks interesting.

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  9. I never had one, but I'm old enough to remember them!!!

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    1. They are nostalgic...and from what I read about them, still popular.

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  10. A lot easier to take care of than an aquarium. I had one....maybe its time to do it again. Thanks for the memory! :)

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  11. Oh yes I remember, had them then, have them today, and in case anyone needs one, Target has so many different kinds to bring home!

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    1. I have seen them around town...a lot of them.

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  12. My Grandma had a Lava Lamp in her basement. I loved it so much. It was mesmerizing.

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  13. oh my goodness!! love this I had one that was purple/pink I do not know how Santa found those color combos but got it in 1970 OR 71 it got broken :( our silly kitty was so mesmerized by it she thought it was a toy and bye bye lava lamp


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    1. Oh boy, purple and pink 'lava'...I bet that was pretty as well as relaxing.

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  14. Very cool. I like the colors. I did have one but no longer do.

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    1. They still sell them! They're great on stressful days.

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  15. I never had one, but I do remember them!

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    1. I bet your granddaughters would love one!

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  16. Our old lava lamp still works! I even have a small one that you can power with a tea light.

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    1. I've never seen one for a tea light!

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  17. Anni, always thank you for stopping by! when we make it down to CORPUS I TRULY HOPE THAT WE CAN MEET!!! I have been following you since 2010 and feel like I already know you! have a super blessed day

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