I remember it clearly. If you didn't have a job, you didn't cut your hair, male or female.
I had dresses so short that matching panties were sold with the dresses. My jeans were always raggedy at the bottom and always too long. We tie dyed
our own t-shirts. Looking like you never showered was in. Pot smoking was in. Streaking was in. "Free love" was more than a slogan it was a
lifestyle. Like the song said, sex, drugs, rock n roll. That was the late 60's and early 70's.
I have no idea how I made it through the early college years with great grades, a miracle I guess. And a miracle I survived it all being in late high
school and early college.
Surprisingly though my politics stayed conservative, I was a social liberal but a political conservative. I regularly fought over politics with my La
Raza communist boyfriend, that's a major reason we never married. I'm still fairly liberal in the social arena, and quite conservative in the
political arena, haven't changed much there.
Actually flustered Jane Fonda at an anti-war rally so bad that her husband ushered her off the stage saying she had to rest because she was pregnant.
She couldn't answer my politically conservative challenges. True story!!!
I had a VW beetle, wished I never sold it, no A/C and hot as he.. in summer and in winter froze while my toes burned - great car!
I wasn't into hard rock and roll, loved Bette Midler, went to her concerts with my gay friends all dressed up.
The times were fun, exhilarating, dangerous, and barely survivable with your brains in tact.
Gotta say Alice's Restaurant (see page 2 of thread) was my favorite album.
Loved Delta Dawn and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Bette Midler.
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