Thursday, October 3, 2013

By the Time I Got To Woodstock

There is this Moment in your Life when Real Events that You have Actually Experienced start to show up in History Books.
It is very strange and surreal when this happens and it makes you feel very important yet very old.
 
 
One of my husband's coworkers asked if her nephew could interview him for a history project.
They are studying the 1960's in history class and this kid was doing his report on The Woodstock Music Festival.
And my husband went to Woodstock. Yep. The actual Woodstock. His favorite band was Ten Years After. He and his friends brought sandwiches from home. They slept in the mud. Isn't that cute?
Here's his ticket as proof:
 
There was so much chaos that the organizers just stopped collecting tickets!
 
My husband is a teensy bit older than I am. I was too young too attend on my own and too old to be one of those cute kids that went with their parents...not that my parents would EVER go to Woodstock. Plus I lived on the other side of the country. And I didn't even know it existed until the movie came out. I loved the Woodstock movie. Have you seen it?  My favorite part of the film is when Canned Heat performs. Here's a little clip that I think you might enjoy. Click Here
 


Somewhere out there is my future husband

My husband doesn't have any pictures of himself and his friends at Woodstock. Unlike kids today, in the 1960's we didn't carry cameras or phones around with us everywhere. We just lived life for the moment, Baby...mostly undocumented.
But if you do like to look at photos of the 1960's you might enjoy the book "Hippie" by Barry Miles. The kids and I gave it to my husband a couple of years ago just to remind him of how super groovy he was...IS.
 
 
 
As I mentioned, I did not attend Woodstock. But if I had, I would like to have worn something like this:
Once again made from this pattern. Long this time.
 
Communing with Nature.
Groovin on the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Grazin in the Grass. It's a Gas. Baby can you Dig It?
Granny Dress made by Me
 Peace Sign Earrings from Sundance
Ivy Wreath and Butterfly from Micheal's
 
 
 I tried to take a picture of a real Butterfly but I wasn't fast enough. They are just so ELUSIVE!
 
Hooking up with Janey and the Insects at Shiny T Tuesday.
 Also hooking up with Patti and the Gals at Visible Monday
 
WISHING YOU ALL PEACE & LOVE & MUSIC & BUTTERFLIES

44 comments:

  1. ooo you look so gorgeous...like a hippy roman goddess!! jumping up and down with glee that you got your woodstock beauty out and danced it round the garden like a butterfly for shiny t!! you make me want to go to a music festival! xxxx

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    1. I have to thank you once again for getting me off my ever widening bottom.

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  2. Hi Connie!

    You look radiant! so happy to see another post!
    Look at that Woodstock ticket,so impress!
    Are you ever so cute in your dress and flower crown? headband?

    Have a great weekend!

    Ariane xo

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    1. Is it a crown? Wouldn't that be nice. You have a great weekend, too :-)

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  3. Ahhh, lucky Mr Snow, taking part in hippy history! Isn't it funny to find yourself a historical figure... My kids often ask me about "the olden days... When you were young". Cheeky buggers.
    Love the old pics of the beautiful young hippies, and your gorgeous dress. There you are, having your very own happening, and it looks cooool!
    So good to hear from you, Connie. xxxx

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  4. Oh Curtise. I'd love to hear about your "olden days." My kids aren't even interested in mine. Much too ancient and irrelevant.

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  5. collector ticket, cool people & nice dress.

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  6. I really dig your dress .... it's like totally groovy.
    I have decided that the guy in the hat is your husband. He's staring out into the crowd .... dreaming of the moment when he will get to meet you ;0)
    xx

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  7. Yeah, right.....I'm sure he was dreaming of junior high girls...

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  8. My kids came along after 9/11. It seems so weird to me that such a major historical event happened before they were alive. We talked about it this year, it's really beyond their understanding. So, while this is a recent example with my very young children, I totally get what you mean. It's a much sadder example than Woodstock though an event that predated me. But I would have loved to have been there. And had I been there, I would have wanted to be seen with the pretty girl in the lovely purple dress that was carrying a butterfly. What a happy thought.

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    1. I used to love to hear my parents talk about the days before television! I can hardly imagine.

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  9. so so cool!, Woodstock! so cool! you look gorgeous in your frock, and I love your ivy(?) hair accessories! I discovered the decade I was born in is part of the uk History curriculum, I'm clearly ancient! I'm sure the Maharishi was a bit of a rogue too! x x

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    1. I'll bet the Maharishi was a wild man. All that meditating is quite energizing!

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  10. What a great dress! I love that your husband still has his ticket! What a great keepsake! Also, have you considered joining bloglovin? GFC rarely works anymore and I didn't know you had a new post up until I just happened to drop by!

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    1. ps Thanks for your extra clicks! I'm up to two packs of gum!

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  11. Yes, I can (dig it). You're ultra cool, baby. Living in the moment, groovin' to the vibe. My fave photo is you communing with the grass (the green stuff, I mean the plant, the stuff growing out of the ground that you mow with a lawnmower - living on the west coast messes you up). I know people who went to Woodstock too - where do I get my pension? I love your dress!

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    1. Yep. We're getting up there. Higher and higher.

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  12. You would have been the #1 BABE at Woodstock! Your husband is a lucky man, and I'll bet he knows it.

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    1. Oh yes. I remind him quite frequently.

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  13. this post made me smile :) I am envious of your husband and curious about what he will say in his interview! I have that book and i'm wondering where it is right now!

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    1. Isn't it a great book? Hope you find it.

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  14. Wow Connie! that is so historical. Good thing your husband kept the ticket as a momento of the event. You look fantastic Connie.

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    1. The ticket is actually worth quite a bit more than $7.00.

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  15. Coolest post ever, Connie! You'd have gone down a storm at Woodstock looking like a hippy goddess - you should come to Glastonbury and hang out with us!
    I'm insanely envious of your husband being at Woodstock, even the ticket stub makes my heart race. I met Michael Lang a few years ago and I just threw my arms around him and hugged him 'cos I was speechless! xxx

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    1. I would LOVE to go to Glastonbury with you <3

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  16. How fun! You would have fit in perfectly in you lovely little dress.

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    1. To really fit in I think I would have had to take the dress off and dance topless for a while. Those crazy 60's!

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  17. I'm looking at this at work, but I can't wait to watch the Canned Heat clip at home! And I loved the photo with the VW bugs - ahhhh! What a fun post. I've thought the same thing when I talk about "the old days" with people at work within earshot of the 20-somethings. Oh, well, at least we're cool old farts. Especially you - adorable, groovy, totally happenin' in that granny dress!

    You know, I just watched the DVD of The Concert for Bangladesh. My dad took us to see the film in 1972 (he was pretty cool in his own square way), so it was great to see it again. They don't make music like that anymore!

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    1. People were so optimistic back in the day...

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  18. I can't believe your hubby was at Woodstock dang that makes him a celebrity in his own in my eyes! Vix is right if you guys wanna have a go at Glastonbury she is your guide, I don't think I have it in me but man it sounds fun! Your dress would be a cute choice.Rock on sister
    xxoo

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  19. Look at the butterfly! Love the colour and the earrings too. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too anytime.

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  20. Woodstock to me sounds like a dream and a nightmare. Being there would have been fabulous, it's historical and all that but then I start thinking of all the mud and I change my mind. I'd rather heard the stories told by those who've been there and imagine it in my head hehehe. that book is really cool. I don't own it but I went through it briefly when I stayed in Florida last year as it was in the library of the house we stayed at near Key West. I wished I could take it with me then as the photos are so cool!
    Nice to see you out and about and looking so happy! xx

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  21. Woodstock sounds like such a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime kinda experience! :)

    Hayfa
    londonloafers.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful ethereal dress, really lovely vibe to it! And the butterfly is gorgeous.

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  23. Wow, that is supercool. Woodstock, eh? My boyf is older than me and I like to tease him about the olden days. I ask him if he wore breeches and a powdered wig. He just says 'cheeky bugger'.
    Your frock is lovely, particularly for lying on the grass! Isn't that a great sign, Happy Av. xxxx

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  24. So cool, your actual husband was actually there. I still love that music! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  25. Oh baby, I dig! IDIG! You look stunning in that gorgeous dress! If I could time travel, Woodstock would be my first stop! How amazing that he still has his ticket... what a treasure!

    Sarah xxx

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  26. Yes! Especially the Hollies!
    You have the poses and the era down... one had to be there to get it right! Love it.

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  27. I wish your photos were bigger for me to see you in all your splendour, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    You are a true fairy.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  28. Oh, honey...if we lived in the same town...

    Good thing our children are grown. Now, me showing up on your doorstep one night, looking for a running buddy is DEFINITELY not out of the question!

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  29. You look so lovely. I like the Hollies too. Such gorgeous pictures!

    www.hungrycaramella.blogspot.com

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