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WAS OURS THE HIPPIE GENERATION? - 11
06/19/03     JERRY POFF  (1964)      POFFJD@AOL.COM
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, I WENT TO GEORGIA AND TENN. TO CHRISTIAN COLLEGES AND HAD NO FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE HIPPIE MOVEMENT. I' VE OFTEN WONDERED WAS OUR CLASS THE FUTURE COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO STARTED THE HIPPIE MOVEMENT? JERRY
 
06/26/03     JERRY POFF  (1964)      POFFJD@AOL.COM
Re: WAS OURS THE HIPPIE GENERATION?
DOUGLAS, VERY ENTERTAINING WRITING. Say on... JERRY
06/27/03     Douglas Finney  (1964)      finney@exis.net
Re: WAS OURS THE HIPPIE GENERATION?
I went to Mary Washington College and Old Dominion University and I was absolutely part of the Hippie generation. I remember parties at UVA and Randolph Macon and Hampton Sydney.Starting in 1966, I got to spend every summer plus parts of the rest of the year "partying" in Virginia Beach. I remember where I was when Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King were asassinated. I remember the horrow of Viet Nam and friends killed and maimed and I remember the Stones and the Beatles as well as Crosby Stills Nash and Young and locally Bill Deal and the Rondels.I remember Kent State and Miami and the Siege of Chicago. I remember 1968(Who could ever forget that terrible year!) I rememeber "sex, drugs and rock and roll", (whether or not I participated, I'll never say!); but I sure do remember it happening all around me (at least I can remember!). I remember Laugh In and the original Saturday Night Live.I remember Puff the Magic Dragon and the Doors and Hendrix and Sly and Woodstock. I remember bell bottom jeans and long hair and peace symbols. I remember hot pants and mini skirts and thigh high boots! I can't imagine a better time to be young and alive!!
It was awesome!
Oh yes I was a hippie (at least a pseudo-hippie!)
Peace and Love!
Douglas
08/02/03     Nell Rislow  (1964)      nellrislow@comcast.net
Re: WAS OURS THE HIPPIE GENERATION?
Oh,yes,clearly...I was at Univ.of Ky.when Kent State erupted....barracades all over UK.
I lived in San Francisco in the '70's - serial loves, pipes, demonstrations, concerts,long muslin skirts and feet bare.
One foot near the mainstream, one in the movement. "The Movement," now I understand.
Everything was in motion - expansive and open. I loved this period because its intensity meant something: anger toward a war, where everyone felt the loss; pushing against political artiface; and moving to such rich music, hoping the world could be as one.
Nell Rislow

If you want to experience it again, watch "Coming Home."
Nell
08/02/03     JERRY POFF  (1964)      POFFJD@AOL.COM
Re: WAS OURS THE HIPPIE GENERATION?
NELL, THANKS FOR THE REPLY. I STILL REMEMBER YOU IN THAT LIGHT-GRAY CHEERLEADER UNIFORM. STUDENTS CALLED ME "POFF" THE MAGIC DRAGON MOST OF MY COLLEGE DAYS, REFERENCING THE SONG. SOME HAVE SAID THE SONG REFERRED TO DRUGS, NOT JUST A CUTE LITTLE DRAGON. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. JERRY
01/15/04     robert campbell  (1968)      robertoc49@hotmail.com
Re: WAS OURS THE HIPPIE GENERATION?
I read your message and found it interesting how you referenced "hippedom" with sex, drugs,rock and roll and the "back in the day" rhetoric that I hear all the time from people who (with all due respect)maybe never really understood what the "conscious evolution" was and still is about..?? It was not and still is not about self gratification or hedonism. Like Ram Das said, "Be Here Now"!
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