I Am An Old Hippie

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    I was in that 70show time

    and missed it ?
    oldtomcat oldtomcat
    56-60, M
    Jul 31, 2015

    The Hippie Movement Changed...

    I was in military school from '65 to '69.  My first drive in movie was my mother taking me to see Love Me Tender, in 1956.  I was 6.  At 7 I had a collection of blues and mo-Town and doo wop which grew into rock and roll, which grew into all of the music from 1950 through...
    rmichaels rmichaels
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2010
    oldtomcat oldtomcat
    56-60, M
    Jul 31, 2015

    I Felt the Hippie Movement Change

    Peace Love Concerts Drugs.... We all loved everyone.  Everyone was family.  We would take care of each other.  We would all share...... everything.  At one time in my early teens (as a runaway)  I lived in what I believe was the last commune in Rapid...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    14 Responses Sep 14, 2008

    Is early Saturday morning one of my favourite

    times. Still in bed listening to tunes with my ear buds in. Might get up to make coffee but no hurry. Wish someone would start a chat. I'm always interested in something you have to say.
    abbyroad56 abbyroad56
    56-60, M
    Aug 1, 2015

    Why I Joined As A Plan To Be An Old Hippie

    I had to join this group as a Plan To because I missed out on the hippie era  because I was a little young and had square parents. I will be retiring soon and then I plan on living a hippie life style – peace, love, and no more working for the man. (I might even grow a...
    Nanoose Nanoose
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jan 1, 2010

    A Product of the Times

    I was born in the fifties, started getting acquainted with life in the sixties where it was a wonderful and exciting time in history.  So many new sounds and experiences were coming at us from so many different directions.  As the seventies came into being, I watched so...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2008

    Just Like The Song

    Who does the old hippie song, the Bellamy Brothers I think.  It talks about not doing the hard stuff anymore, drugs and alcohol.  I was born and raised in Long Beach, California and stayed there through the 60's, 70's and into the early 80's.  Someone else on...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2010

    I've been called one before.

    Old habits are hard to break. Truth is, I was one, back in the '60's, and haven't been able to detach myself completely from those years. Not that I'm trying to. Hey - it's the warp and woof of who /what I am.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 31, 2014

    Am An Old Hippie

    Am 54 yrs. old, grew up in a snotty wealthy town. Went to school with lots of jocks & jerks, but found some soul mates. Had a great time with them, smoking weed before school, hanging out in the head shops & just being "cool". Believed in peace(still do...
    Luciebear Luciebear
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Nov 21, 2009

    Yep I Qualify I Think

    Hi I confess I'm an old hippie , I'm 55 , don't look like one anymore , gave that up a longtime ago . I camped naked on the beach in the 70"s for six months , on a river ( not naked ) in the 90"s lol. I still believe in safe and responsible forms of free love and love nature and...
    Davnmish Davnmish
    Jul 13, 2012

    The Best Days Of My Life!

    I got involved in the counter-culture movement in 1970 -- and went the distance! It was my senior year in high (pun clearly intended) school, and my life had basically sucked up to that point. Than it all came together overnight.   I started getting high (lots of...
    gsryoga gsryoga
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2009
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