I was about nine when I heard my first prophecy. I was walking home from school with a friend who mentioned that she heard that someday men will wear their hair long like women and their clothes will be styled the same. The decade turned.
Enter the 60’s. Tension was high with the Cuban Missile Crisis. Jackie Kennedy wore pillbox hats. The Beatles were popular and my favorite song was “I Want to Hold Your Hand!” I was in my freshman Science class when JFK was assassinated and the whole country went into mourning. A strong spirit of rebellion entered into the youth. The Supreme Court decided to remove prayer from the public schools. Drugs, hippies and peace symbols were everywhere. Headbands and bell bottoms were in! Sit-ins and anti-war campaigns were found in every city. Those who didn’t leave the country were drafted. Our troops were sent to Viet Nam. I drove a blue 1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible with a fast V8 engine. “Laugh In” was a popular TV Show. The first man went on the Moon and walked around. It was the Sixties!
My best friend, Glenda, turned 60 last weekend. To honor her, three of her daughters researched the era, decorated her office building with strobe lights, cooked up a storm of 60’s food including a psychedelic cake. All the old tunes were played, but not on records! We were invited. Here are our memories!
Our Birthday Girl; reminds me of tiny Brenda Lee!
Glenda's Girlfriends: Girl Power!
Jackie O was there!
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