Friday, July 13, 2007

I missed the Seventies

I just heard on the radio that the Summer of 1967 – which was 40 years ago this summer – was the famous “Summer of Love.” I was six years old, and I missed it completely. This makes me very sad.

This year is also the 40th anniversary of the Beatles’ album Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band. Missed it.

Woodstock took place 2 years later, in 1969. Again… missed it….

What else did I miss?

  • President Kennedy’s election 1960
  • President Kennedy’s assassination 1963
  • MLK’s assassination in 1968
  • Robert Kennedy’s assassination also in 1968 (I think I remember some of this. I was 7 so it’s possible.)
  • The Vietnam War
  • the Civil Rights Movement
  • the Women’s Movement

I do remember the astronauts walking on the moon: 1969 (I was 8)

I remember the hearings and when Nixon was impeached (I guess technically he resigned): 1974 (I was 13)

How sad to miss such an important era in history. I was alive, I just wasn't aware of what was going on. Argh! And now 40 years have passed! I wish I could go back and just see a little bit of what I missed....

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