Monday, October 12, 2009

The Summer of ‘69..

The summer of ‘69 brought a lot of history to our country. The first walk on the moon and Woodstock are two of the most notable events. The JFKennedy & Barstow Class of 1969 entered the world among psychedelic drugs, the height of space exploration and bohemian dress.

This is Astronaut “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. posing for a photograph taken by Astronaut Neil Armstrong.

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This photo is taken from USA Today and is a NASA shot via AP. The photo was made on July 20, 1969.

Another historical event that took place on August 15-18, 1969 was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". The name Woodstock might be a little more familiar. Thirty two acts performed at the three-day festival and included Blood, Sweat and Tears, Three Dog Night, the 5th Dimension, Rare Earth, the Grass Roots, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Canned Heat.

 

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…and forty years later, they’re still celebrating…

6 comments:

  1. Brings back lots of memories. I was only a child in kindergarden but I remember these things. I grew up not too far from Woodstock. My older brother went to it. He was 19 at the time. You did a great job on the collage. -Jackie

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  2. Gadzooks! Love your new header!!!! Awesome!

    And as for that flower child hippie bus, well, I think I had a dress in 1969 with that same pattern... LOL Seriously, it was very similar and I will always remember it.

    Hugs,
    Di

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  3. Did you get married in 1969??? If so congrats on your 40th....

    I got married in 1962---but we didn't make it. Divorced in 1982. We did make three wonderful sons.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Isn't it great to be able to see eachother again after all those years?!

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  5. Wonderful new header! Hey this looked like a fun time. Love that bus. I posted in August about my trip to Woodstock in the summer on 69. What a blast from the past.
    Joyce

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  6. Oh, thanks for the memories! Of course I was sooo young! LOL I love your new header.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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