I Grew Up In the 60s and 70s

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    Bit Too Young To Be A Hippie Too...

    But, flower power was the rage. Was a teen through the 70s. Had friends over to listen to records. The music was varied and even the worst pop song then is still better than 90 percent of anything from about 1987 on...My mother loved disco, and she was in her 50s then, and a...
    scarboroughfare scarboroughfare
    56-60, F
    Sep 20, 2013

    Too Young to Be a Hippie, Too Old to Be Into Disco

    So, I liked rock.  But I secrety liked disco too, even though my friends said it wasn't cool.  Now I like all kinds of music.  When I die, put my iPod by my head.  That's all I can say.
    agkenner agkenner
    Mar 21, 2009

    What We Didn't Have

    WE DIDN’T HAVE COMPUTERS We were outside more than we were indoors; We rode our bikes all the time (without helmets and rarely died); We learned to type on standard typewriters, and learned the horrors of leaving a line out of that huge paper that was due the next day...
    childoftheland childoftheland
    46-50, F
    10 Responses Apr 15, 2009

    A Different World

    I was born in 1962, so my childhood kind of straddles the 60s and 70s.The biggest difference, I think, is how unscheduled, unstructured, and unsupervised we were. If you didn't have anything to do, your mom would tell you to go out and find someone to play with. There were a lot...
    hyperspaz hyperspaz
    46-50, F
    Nov 21, 2013

    I Tend To Think Of Myself As A "hippie Wantabe"

    I was born in  1955 so I was a bit young to really be in the hippie faze. I grew up in a very small town in the midwest. We are talking 300 people here. I would have been scared to death to do it but by junior high my dream was to hitchhike to CT with my dog. I love the music of...
    melancholybaby melancholybaby
    Jul 10, 2011
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