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Tell me about the '60s (vanity)

Posted on 01/09/2007 9:18:52 AM PST by HungarianGypsy

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1 posted on 01/09/2007 9:18:53 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: HungarianGypsy
we only got 3 tv channels ...and CBS when it rained...
2 posted on 01/09/2007 9:21:18 AM PST by Defendingliberty (www.gulagthebear.com)
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To: Andy'smom; bradactor; politicalwit; Spunky; mplsconservative; don-o; boadecelia; freeangel; ...

I know I am taking advantage of the Food Ping list by doing this (it's not something I do often, though. so forgive me this time). I was hoping some of you could help me with this topic and maybe even pass it on. Thank you very much.


3 posted on 01/09/2007 9:21:32 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: HungarianGypsy
The 60's....the best music ever made...and a time when males in their late teens and 20's were acutely aware of what "1A" meant.

That's just for starters.

4 posted on 01/09/2007 9:22:36 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: Defendingliberty

Families did bizarre things, like all eat dinner together at the same time, and they all ate the same thing. Peanut allergies in particular were unknown among children.


5 posted on 01/09/2007 9:23:11 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: Gay State Conservative

Great music... I still have Motown collections in the car.


6 posted on 01/09/2007 9:23:54 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: HungarianGypsy

What do you want to know? I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and was in high school in the early sixties, and spent the summer of 1967 (the Summer of Love) living in San Francisco. I had older friends who were involved with the Diggers and through them met (though how much one meets anyone at parties suffused with alcolhol and drugs, even though one has a lengthy conversation is debatable) various members of the Airplane and the Dead, including the late Ms. Joplin.


7 posted on 01/09/2007 9:24:02 AM PST by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: eyespysomething

I smell another Boomer v. Xer battle brewing.


8 posted on 01/09/2007 9:24:09 AM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: HungarianGypsy
When I was hungry, I was fed. When I was tired, I slept. Great times, great times....

Born in '68.

9 posted on 01/09/2007 9:24:14 AM PST by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: HungarianGypsy

The biggest misconception involved drug use - widespread drug abuse did began to be a major problem in the 1960's, but the real devastating drug problem took off in the 70's, and actually peaked in around 1979.


10 posted on 01/09/2007 9:24:42 AM PST by PC99
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To: HungarianGypsy

I graduated from high school in 1963 and drugs were never mentioned as a problem by any adult. LSD was around, but only in certain locales and social circles -- it didn't become more common until the very end of the 1960's.

I don't have time to write my life story here, but if you have specific questions, mail them to me and I'll try to help.


11 posted on 01/09/2007 9:26:05 AM PST by joylyn
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To: HungarianGypsy
Nobody from the 60's remembers the 60's.
12 posted on 01/09/2007 9:26:38 AM PST by isthisnickcool (If you can't light a fire in the vacuum of space what's the deal with the Sun?)
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To: HungarianGypsy

I would point out that there was no one "sixties" -- one's experience could vary widely depending on what part of the country one was in. Until about 1964, it was really just an extension of the 1950s, but even that could be wildly different: in San Francisco we had the legacy of the Beat Generation, but that was fringe. Parts of the country didn't enter the "sixties" until they were chronologically passed, and general norms and mores varied enormously from place to place.


13 posted on 01/09/2007 9:28:11 AM PST by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Well, I graduated from High School in 72. But you are going to have to ask specific questions. I will say this, althought my friends smoked dope, I thought it was stupid. However, I did a report on the evils of dope in my senior year and discovered there was really no "REAL" evidence for it doing any harm, Reefer Madness notwithstanding.

I still didn't touch the stuff until December of 72. And then only because I was getting drunk while the rest of 'em were getting stoned and a seriously gorgeous chick came into the room I was in and "talked me into trying it".

Come to think of it, that's the70's.

Never mind...

That's all I have to say about that...


14 posted on 01/09/2007 9:28:35 AM PST by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Nazism was in 1938.)
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To: HungarianGypsy
Girls just a few years older than me were going braless. I stopped paying attention after that.
15 posted on 01/09/2007 9:28:49 AM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: HungarianGypsy

My father went to Vietnam for a year and didn't recognize us when he got back.


16 posted on 01/09/2007 9:29:42 AM PST by Tax-chick (What's this we have now?)
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To: HungarianGypsy
Premium leaded gasoline sold for $.21/gallon. Regular leaded gas was $.19.
GM, Ford and Chrysler built flimsy cars equipped with poor brakes but great big motors that went up against trees and utility poles killing and maiming hundreds.
Something called the county draft board picked your name from a hat and if you were healthy enough, they sent you to Viet Nam for a year. Lyndon Johnson was president. 'sbout all I remember.
17 posted on 01/09/2007 9:29:55 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Although I was born in 1972, I remember seeing hippie buses when I was two years old.


18 posted on 01/09/2007 9:29:56 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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To: HungarianGypsy
I played on the swings & monkey bars on a cement playground.

I also knew it was time to go home when the streetlights came on.

19 posted on 01/09/2007 9:29:58 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Where did I park my car????? Oh no!)
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To: CatoRenasci

I agree. What we think of as the 50's was really the late fifties and early 60's. And frankly, I think that what we think of as the 60's was really the late sixties and early 70's. But even then, that is only when referencing pop culture.

When discussing things like auto racing or baseball or anything else more quantifiable, the decades line up more precicely.


20 posted on 01/09/2007 9:30:43 AM PST by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Nazism was in 1938.)
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To: linda_22003
Great music... I still have Motown collections in the car.

Motown,British Invasion,lots of stuff from before the British Invasion,early and mid 60's folk....

21 posted on 01/09/2007 9:30:58 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: SittinYonder
I smell another Boomer v. Xer battle brewing.

Oh! I really hope not. Since I am an Xer I would be a bit cheesed off if that happened because of me.

22 posted on 01/09/2007 9:31:05 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: HungarianGypsy

Mrs. Slim realized liberal men were trash when the organizer of an SDS rally asked the "girls" to bring cookies.


23 posted on 01/09/2007 9:31:05 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: HungarianGypsy

For the early part of the '60s, see "American Graffiti". For the latter part, see "Full Metal Jacket". That was the '60s.


24 posted on 01/09/2007 9:31:17 AM PST by Kenton (All vices in moderation. I don't want to overdo any but I don't want to skip any either.)
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To: HungarianGypsy
Great music but a lot of bad movies.
Teachers actually expected good behavior from students.
If a student found herself in the family way she went away for a year.
Girls had to wear a dress to school.
AM radio stunk and you had to pay bigger bucks to get an FM radio in your car.
Muscle cars ruled.
Most people got up to change the channel on their TV's.
25 posted on 01/09/2007 9:31:18 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Some of it is classified information..


26 posted on 01/09/2007 9:31:27 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: tiredoflaundry

You had streetlights?


27 posted on 01/09/2007 9:31:42 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: linda_22003

Just about everyone in school then actually learned to read.


28 posted on 01/09/2007 9:31:58 AM PST by 3AngelaD (ic.)
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To: HungarianGypsy

In 1969, when the lottery system for the draft was instituted, a lot of young men in my high school class were pretty nervous.

Classic rock came into its own. I recall hour after hour sitting with my friends listening to Blood, Sweat and Tears, Moody Blues and Chicago.

As teenagers and young women, it was still safe for us to drive down to Steel Pier in Atlantic City, dance, see a concert and walk the Boardwalk safely at night. Forget that now.

Mostly we just went to school, studied sometimes, hung out with friends and stayed out of trouble.

I recall the assassination of JFK and the man on the moon making a big impression on me. Other than that, I wasn't that interested or involved in politics.


29 posted on 01/09/2007 9:32:00 AM PST by randita
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To: HungarianGypsy
Great stuff short term - devastating long term - just like communism.

concerts if SF until 4 am.

hare krishnas

first joint

touched Grace Slicks butt at a concert after looking up her little black dress on stage for over an hour because I was in the front row.

can't believe I'm not dead after some of the stuff I did.

hell's angel's

drove around with beer all the time. When caught police just dumped it out and told us to go home.

No seat belts, helmets, cell phones, answering machines.

Lotsa freedom

halter tops

much, much more

30 posted on 01/09/2007 9:32:01 AM PST by bankwalker (An accusation is often a subconscious confession.)
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To: PC99

Depends where you were: I grew up just North of San Francisco. I graduated from high school in June 1966. My senior year, I knew of only a few kids who smoked pot or dropped acid, although the Mexicans were all rumored to use pot. A year later, according to friends a year behind me, by mid-1967 between 60-75% of the then senior class had smoked pot (at least). Meeting up with my high school friends after a year of college, I found virtually all of them had at least tried pot. But, that was California.


31 posted on 01/09/2007 9:32:03 AM PST by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: HungarianGypsy
No video games,ipods,cable TV,cell phones,Home computers,VCR,CD,DVD,etc... When you put a station on the TV,it stayed on that station! No channel flipping. You had to make your own fun as a kid,like.Riding bikes,(No helmet necessary),Fishing,build a tree fort,Read books. You could buy a clunker car for $35.00! I had loads of fun in the 60's.
32 posted on 01/09/2007 9:32:19 AM PST by 4yearlurker ("Nothing is true,and everything is permitted"--7 th Satanic vow. Sounds like Liberalism!)
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We were, I swear, the only people in the neighborhood who did not own a TV. Not that we couldn't afford it, but because my father thought it was a time waster. Every now and then, he would break down and buy a crippled used TV. This would last maybe a year.

My sister finally broke down and bought her own TV from babysitting money. I think it was a 13 inch black and white. She charged us 3 cents per hour to come into her room to watch, 5 cents for Star Trek. I got a discount because I made tickets and assisted her in enforcement.

There was an upside. With no TV, my brother and I spent most summer days playing ball with our friends. We did out morning chores before lunch and then didn't come home to stay until dark, which was 10 p.m. or later in North Dakota. Supper was a very hurried affair to get back to the game. In the wintertime, we build snow forts, tunnels and trenches to defend our turf. The only season we didn't care for was spring when it was too muddy to play baseball and too warm to have anything other than isolated patches of melted snow.

The first time I smoked weed was second-hand, at a Doobie Brother concert in college. Contraty to the Clintonistas, there were a lot of people who grew up in the 1960's who managed to stay off drugs and keep their zippers up. We were only a small part of that number.

33 posted on 01/09/2007 9:32:40 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: HungarianGypsy

I graduated from high school in 1974. I learned how to drive in a Volkswagen Bus. :)

Lots of us grew up in Leave it to Beaver Land.

Not everyone hated President Nixon.


34 posted on 01/09/2007 9:33:05 AM PST by confederacy of dunces (Workin' & lurkin')
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To: Tijeras_Slim
My mother had them installed! ;o)
35 posted on 01/09/2007 9:33:13 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Where did I park my car????? Oh no!)
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To: HungarianGypsy

In 1969 during hunting season, at 2:45 when class let out, I would open the trunk of my car and put on some hunting overalls. I would pull my trusty, rusty pump shotgun out, meet with a few other dudes. We would walk into the gym. The gym teacher got his stuff on and grabbed his piece from a locker. Up the stairs we went, down the hall past the principal's office, out the front door and across the street to the open fields on the other side.

That's how it was.


36 posted on 01/09/2007 9:33:14 AM PST by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: linda_22003

Actually, some people made it thru without any drugs or sex.

I was a boring teen.


37 posted on 01/09/2007 9:33:22 AM PST by GOP_Proud (How covert was Valerie Plame at the CIA? Her top-secret code name was "Valerie Plame." ...Coulter)
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To: HungarianGypsy
Get the book "Radical Son" by David Horowitz.

He was the editor of Ramparts magazine and the foremost spokesman for the radical left during the 60s.

His book is an accurate portrail of the history of the time.

I was born in 1939, and was married in 1962. His portrail is exactly as I remember the 1960s.
38 posted on 01/09/2007 9:33:40 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: HungarianGypsy

My mother bought me Danskin pants and you couldn't tell the back from the front.
I hated those pants.


39 posted on 01/09/2007 9:33:42 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: armymarinemom
Most people got up to change the channel on their TV's.

Other people only got one channel, unless their brother stood on top of the TV with an antenna in each hand :-).

And the TV was big enough for him to do that, and weighed 250 lbs.!

40 posted on 01/09/2007 9:33:58 AM PST by Tax-chick (What's this we have now?)
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To: HungarianGypsy

A time of tremendous contradictions. On the one hand you had out of control radicals and hippies and on the other you saw a country that elected Nixon in 68.


41 posted on 01/09/2007 9:34:15 AM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: HungarianGypsy

I was there but I forgot.


42 posted on 01/09/2007 9:34:49 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: HungarianGypsy
Annus Mirabilis

Sexual intercourse began
In nineteen sixty-three
(which was rather late for me) -
Between the end of the Chatterley ban
And the Beatles' first LP.
Up to then there'd only been
A sort of bargaining,
A wrangle for the ring,
A shame that started at sixteen
And spread to everything.

Then all at once the quarrel sank:
Everyone felt the same,
And every life became
A brilliant breaking of the bank,
A quite unlosable game.
So life was never better than
In nineteen sixty-three
(Though just too late for me) -
Between the end of the Chatterley ban
And the Beatles' first LP.

Philip Larkin

43 posted on 01/09/2007 9:35:09 AM PST by ZeitgeistSurfer (The Democrats solution is poison. When the patient is dying, their solution - more poison.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

How funny !!! You hit it, spot on. I can really relate from my childhood.


44 posted on 01/09/2007 9:35:12 AM PST by Shyla
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To: Tax-chick

Was he injured or had you changed so much?


45 posted on 01/09/2007 9:35:28 AM PST by lapdog
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To: armymarinemom

A critical thing to remember about the sixties was:

There was Cathy, who'd lived most everywhere,
From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.
Patty had only seen the sights
A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights --
What a crazy pair!

But they were cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

Where Cathy adored a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Our Patty loved to rock and roll,
A hot dog made her lose control --
What a wild duet!

Still, they were cousins,
Identical cousins and you'd find,
They laughed alike, they walked alike,
At times they even talked alike --

You could lose your mind,
When cousins were two of a kind.


46 posted on 01/09/2007 9:36:10 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: RobRoy
That's all I have to say about that...

lol
47 posted on 01/09/2007 9:36:17 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: HungarianGypsy
Promiscuous girls were considered sluts. Boys brought flowers when picking up dates after they meeting the girls father first.

The Beatles, Motown, R&B...

JFK was assassinated '63. Along came Vietnam. Bobby & MLK assassinated later on in the decade. The music kept playing while our boys were drafted and sent to fight in a war decided by Congress and later became one of the bloodiest since Korean war. Then Congress wouldn't allow our soldiers to win it outright.

Potheads were born out of protest and along came the revolution. Red Doper Diaper Babies were everywhere. Shall I go on?

Oh, yeah the Mustang, GTO, Vet, Camaro and of course the VW Bug...
48 posted on 01/09/2007 9:36:24 AM PST by poobear
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To: 4yearlurker

I was the first kid in the parking lot to have a Medallion FM reciver unit that had to be plugged into the car's AM radio to work.

There were two, count em, one, two whole FM stations that you could get.

Then, I got really pushy and installed an 8-track tape.

I was high tech.


49 posted on 01/09/2007 9:36:41 AM PST by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: lapdog

My brother and I had grown a lot - I was two and he was 4 - and Mom had lost weight and colored her hair. We were standing by the runway when the air groups landed, and Dad walked right past us!


50 posted on 01/09/2007 9:36:53 AM PST by Tax-chick (What's this we have now?)
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