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jmoncad1
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😛 Where were you on August 15. 1969. Almost 40 years ???

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Topic starter Posted : August 13, 2009 12:16 am
Bombi
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I had just graduated from high school and living in a tent at Godfrey's Cove in York harbour ME cutting rock weed to sell to lobster and clam bake restaurants and a Pharmaceutical Co., driving a VW bug with a Porsche engine, desperately trying to avoid the draft and Vietnam. There was a bar in York Beach called the Crystal Ship that played loud rock and was owned by a fellow surfer. That was the year the drinking age changed to 18. Jimmy Hendrix, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bob Dylan, Cream, the Dead so much good music, concerts in Boston Common, protesting in Cambridge, experimenting with alternative life styles and consciousness, the sense of relief when accepted into Goddard College, and even more intense experimentation. Wow! that was a good year. I'm glad I can remember it.

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Posted : August 13, 2009 12:51 am
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Hey Bombi, we must be the same age. Graduated from high school, working in a diner in Engehard, NC for $30 a week, plus tips! Entering East Carolina University and totally missing the entire drug culture scene. I have never figured out how I missed it all, but I did!

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Posted : August 13, 2009 1:58 am
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i was 8 and living on a farm just outside delevan minnesota, population 350 people

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Posted : August 13, 2009 2:12 am
terry
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Working for Motorola government electronics division in AZ.

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Posted : August 13, 2009 2:43 am
Paula
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I was about to start high school--- devastated because my first 'steady' boyfriend (whose heavy id bracelet I'd proudly worn all summer) just broke up with me. I was actually almost over him, but wanted to start off high school with a boy and bracelet on my arm! Ah, youth... Little did I know that in exactly one year my dad would pull up our roots and move us down to St Croix (had never even heard of it in 69). Thus my REAL love affair--- with the island--- began! 😎

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Posted : August 13, 2009 3:19 am
jefgar
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I was in the navy going through nuclear propulsion prototype training in upstate Connecticut. Because of the way our schedule rotated, I had a four-day weekend, so several of my "shipmates" and I decided to go to a rock festival in New York! We had short hair, but that didn't seem to bother anyone. It was great.

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Posted : August 13, 2009 4:19 am
Edward
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I was in the 101st Airborne Division at Bien Hoa Army Base in Vietnam. That may have been the night our camp was rocketed, with four of my men killed and a dozen wounded.

Edward

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Posted : August 13, 2009 7:45 am
Lizard
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Clark Air Force Base Philipines (They had to screw my right foot back on to my ankle) was Air evac from Fire base Holiday Inn outside of cu chi, I was with the Second Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. "Big Red One".

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Posted : August 13, 2009 11:18 am
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I was 11 years old living in Bristol, Tennessee. I had a 3 month old new baby sister and a 9 year old brother. Mom and dad decided to quit their jobs and go to work for a company called Holiday Magic. That decision forever changed our lives. In the next 12 months we moved 4 times across the country starting a cycle that didn't end until at 17 I said no more.

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Posted : August 13, 2009 11:24 am
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Trying to get through Hurricane Island Outward Bound. Sailing open whaleboats around Penobscot Bay in Maine. I was the only sailor in the group. Three days abandoned on an island forraging for food: snails, clams, blackberries and blueberries.

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Posted : August 13, 2009 12:00 pm
Bombi
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Hey Bombi, we must be the same age. Graduated from high school, working in a diner in Engehard, NC for $30 a week, plus tips! Entering East Carolina University and totally missing the entire drug culture scene. I have never figured out how I missed it all, but I did!

Yeah Juanita, I lived just outside Boston and gravitated to the anti-war protests in Cambridge, I met and worked with some very intense snd some very different people. My quest for enlightenment began. It seemed like the the world was changing to a more humanistic, compassionate place. At least from my perspective. I colleged in fine arts photography at Goddard, independent study, crazy creative people in the middle of Vermont. Living in VT. I discovered I needed to be near an ocean. To see the horizon and the infinity of the ocean, living in So. Maine where the only work was fishing and building. I did both., got married and had 2 incredible sons. Then I began working for a large shoe manufacturer, building, remodeling factories, office space and wharehouses, traveling between PR, DR and NC and Tenn. and Boston. I was fun and I enjoyed the work but the traveling got old. So I built and sold a bunch of houses, wintered in Oahu and life was good. The travel time between HI and the states got old and as we had been visiting here since the early 70's, bought some land in the 80's I decided that this was the best place for me and my. pBuilt a little west indian cottage, pretty good job, fun social circle, a son and 2 grandkids makes it even better. In a few weeks we are going out to HI to see my new grandson and his parents, 6000 miles and 16 hours, ey yi yi.

Our experiences are probably very different due to our location and culture and a million other things and I enjoy your perspective.

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Posted : August 13, 2009 12:18 pm
Tippi
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I was 10 living in Iowa and enjoying another blissful hot summer day at the community swimming pool.

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Posted : August 13, 2009 12:52 pm
Irijah
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i was on my way to age 15...as it was still hot i was always at a swimming pool...those are my last thoughts of what was possibly considered a childhood.

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Posted : August 13, 2009 1:39 pm
Sauceress
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wood stock NY Need i say more

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Posted : August 13, 2009 1:47 pm
islandtyme
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I was 4 yrs old............probably at some county fair in Ohio........my dad liked to do the tractor pull thing. He and my uncle Charlie worked on a big block modified.....which they thought was in reverse ....... no it lurched forward and crashed through the garage wall straight into the kitchen! My aunt was madder than a wet hen, but soon cooled when she realized she would finally get that remodel she'd been asking for.

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Posted : August 13, 2009 1:54 pm
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I was 8 years old and had just moved from Quincy, MA to Holbrook,MA. I loved watching the Red Sox and listened to the late night games on my transistor radio. Did you know there was such a thing as AM radio then and thats all we listened to?? FM's popularity started a few years later when the local bands Aerosmith, Boston, Carrs, and JGeils stole the show.

Based on what I read I'm one of the youngest on here.

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Posted : August 13, 2009 2:13 pm
aquaponics
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3 months shy of Birth

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Posted : August 13, 2009 2:25 pm
Ms Information
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😛 Where were you on August 15. 1969. Almost 40 years ???

Teaching 5th grade in northern California and waiting to celebrate my daughters first birthday. Wishing I was in Woodstock.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969

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Posted : August 13, 2009 2:27 pm
jmoncad1
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😛 Ms Information : I was in the Coast Guard ! I beat the draft by two weeks. That is where I started running boats ! I yousta hang in the village all the time , I even got to meet Janis when she was with Big Brother and the Holding company. I even met Bobby V but I got over that. But that not where I was on the fifteenth of August 1969 ??? Actually I had duty that weekend and couldn't go.............. CSN was doing their second appearance befor the public ,Hint !!!

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Topic starter Posted : August 13, 2009 2:48 pm
DixieChick
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i was hopefully heading to woodstock with friends. but my mom at the last minute said NO!!. girlfriends parents had a cabin close to woodstock so we were going to do a family outing with her parents and then sneak out. had it all planned but i think my little sister spilt the beans. I sure paid her back and still am!!!.:X

But knew alot of kids who went and they were never the same after that;)

Peace be with you all today!!!!

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Posted : August 13, 2009 3:00 pm
Jim Dandy
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Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Basic Training US Army.

Jim

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Posted : August 13, 2009 3:23 pm
DixieChick
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at least most of us can STILL remember.....

i was ahhhh 16 at the time. right on the border of being a child or a misfit. omg the styles we wore then.

what do you remember wearing from those days?????

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Posted : August 13, 2009 3:37 pm
Sauceress
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Maxi dress

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Posted : August 13, 2009 3:51 pm
Irijah
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jeans....and in the south we girls bought army fatigues and had out initials embroidered on one rear pocket and the initials of someone we knew that was in vietnam on the other...we wore them with little round collared blouses that had covered buttons....go figure....oh it's one two three what are we fightin for don't know i don't give a damn about nothin bout viet nam...its three four five............we don't smoke marijuana in miskokee...we don't take our trips on lsd.....
man those were the days my friend we thought they'd never end, we sang and danced forever and a day.......

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Posted : August 13, 2009 4:04 pm
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