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The Summer of Love, 1969 (The Hippie Thread)

 
 
jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Wed 15 Dec, 2004 09:27 am
This is good stuff guys. I have always known that I was born about 20 years to late (1976)... this is just more proof of that. Keep the stories coming.
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Wed 15 Dec, 2004 09:43 am
jpinMilwaukee wrote:
I was born about 20 years to late (1976)


1976?!?! Hell, son ... I got clothes older'n that. Laughing
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George
 
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Reply Wed 15 Dec, 2004 10:14 am
timberlandko wrote:
jpinMilwaukee wrote:
I was born about 20 years to late (1976)


1976?!?! Hell, son ... I got clothes older'n that. Laughing

We know <sigh> we know.
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Wed 15 Dec, 2004 10:20 am
timberlandko wrote:
jpinMilwaukee wrote:
I was born about 20 years to late (1976)


1976?!?! Hell, son ... I got clothes older'n that. Laughing


Maybe you should call me your grandson then...Laughing
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KayeW
 
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Reply Sun 26 Sep, 2010 11:10 pm
@timberlandko,
I know this is an old thread, but maybe someone else like me will come in and read it. I lived in the front parlor of a house on Waller St. I played my guitar, panhandling for dinner money in front of the fish and chips place. Does anyone remember the name of the place where the owner sold piroshkis? Those were some great cheap eats!
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 27 Sep, 2010 06:00 am
@KayeW,
Oh this made my heart skip a beat. Timberlandko has passed on -- how many years ago? Four? Glad to see he lives on. Welcome to A2K.
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 27 Sep, 2010 09:51 am
@jespah,
Yeas yeas...Timbers name made me stop and remember.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Mon 27 Sep, 2010 12:30 pm
@kickycan,
kickycan wrote:

I was wondering if we have any A2Kers that were in their teens or in college during that time. What was it like? ...

I guess someone's already pointed this out that the Summer of Love was in 1967, not 1969.

Well, I was 16 at the time, and I have memories of that era in the 60s, like so many others, although, I was not a hippy and have never taken any drugs of any kind.

I had a friend who was into LSD, and messed himself up pretty good. Very sad.

blueveinedthrobber wrote:
I remember the night the Beatles came on Ed Sullivan.

I was very much into the music of the 1960s, and still think some of the best stuff was produced in this decade. I also remember the night that BVT is quoting. Quite magical, it seemed.

In latter years, looking back at the 60s decade, I still wonder if it was really all that great, or was it just a lot of hype? I look back at it with teenage eyes, and part of my upbringing, and hard to separate myself objectively.

I suspect that, like a lot of other things that occur in other, and subsequent decades, that there was a lot of hype involved, and perhaps no different than other generations.

Younger folks must get sick of hearing from us older types how things, like the music, was better than it is today. I'm no longer convinced that it was, despite my fondness of the times.

Afterall, people who's favourite decade was in the 30s, 40s, or 50s, maybe say the same thing?
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Anchovy Rancher
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2014 10:23 pm
@kickycan,
Um, yea. Except that 1967 was the "Summer Of Love." Not 1969. By then, all the drugs were bad, the pimps were scooping up runaway girls who had nowhere to live, the REAL Hippies had all moved to Marin or farther north and San Francisco was in the beginning of a downward spiral that would last decades. Thank God I lived in the Outer Sunset.
panzade
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2014 11:45 pm
@Anchovy Rancher,
true true.
Sad reading this thread...all the folks that are no longer here.
kicky...Timber...Colorbook..littlek...dys...slappy...bermbits...eoe...gus...shewolf..husker..Lady J..Acquiunk....nimh....
Oh...sorry. Was I melancholy?
Well, in with the new.
Welcome to a2k Anchovy
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