Were your parents ever hippies?

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  1. StephenA

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    My dad used to be. He kind of still is. When my mom met him up until I was about 6 he was a big one. he used to look a lot like the way Sonny Bono did in the '60s. My grandmother, his mother, didn't believe he was one, so I told her to ask him. She did and was mad when he told her he was because she hated them. He's also the one who got me into '60s/early '70s music like the Moody Blues, Simon and Garfunkel, Peter Paul and Mary, Jethro Tull, Cream, Pink Floyd, Seals and Crofts, Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Queen, etc.
     
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    Maybe I should't laugh at this, but I found it hilarious! [​IMG] To answer your question, my parents were a little too young for the hippie movement, and I don't think they have one ounce of hippie or rebellious blood in them.
     
  3. StephenA

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    It is kind of funny when you think about it. My mom was too young to be a hippie though. She's almost 12 years younger than my dad. She was more of a disco person because she was a teen in the mid to late '70s. She had just turned 20 in 1979 5 days before having me.
     
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    No, my parents weren't. I was. I'm 52 years old now and lived in L.A. during the summer of love, but traveled up to the Bay area quite frequently. I'll just say that I had a LOT of fun in those days!!! Yet, when I watch something like Monterrey Pop, I see how dated that lifestyle now is, but, when it happened, it was magnificent.
     
  5. Dave Poehlman

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    My older brothers were. I think you can still find a couple of bongs in my parent's basement. Jeeze, I hope the cops don't raid the place... that would be embarassing. [​IMG]
     
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    Most definitely
    Thanks to them, I was hip to Jefferson Airplane, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix etc. at a very young age.
     
  7. alan halvorson

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    Not unless there were hippies in the depression era. I wasn't even though I lived through those times and was the right age, nor were any of my family.
     
  8. Greg*go

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    I think the better question on this forum would be "were you a hippie?" You're going to make a lot of folks feel old with this question.
     
  9. Rob Gardiner

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    Were your parents ever flappers? [​IMG]
     
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    Yo, my parents hung with Napoleon and his crew. Yo.
     
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    Yep... been there, done that, got a T shirt or two, but haven't burned them yet..... still listen to all the groupsfrom that era..... especially Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Zepplin, Blackmore's Rainbow, Trapeze...... but I NEVER smoke any of that... that...that WEED anymore... no never...cough, cough, cough......

    Was in college in the 60's and even though I was on the fringe of all the changes that were ocurring in that time, I truly rejoice with some of the memories.... wouldn't take nuttin' for 'em..........

    Honey, where's my beads and have you seen my King Crimson album...???
     

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