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  •  For me, the '60s seemed like this huge party, (7+ / 0-)

    and by the time I reached adulthood, the party was over, and the mess had just about been cleaned up.  (I graduated from high school in 1977.)  On the one hand, had I been born a decade before, I would have been able to experience the excitement first-hand rather than vicariously.  On the other hand, I would be 10 years older now.

    -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

    by gizmo59 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 07:46:08 PM PDT

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    •  The 60s for me (5+ / 0-)

      consisted of a lot of worry about my three older brothers being drafted.
      They all came so close at times, but fortunately, they were never called.
      I worried a lot about them back then.

      I would've been a protestor, but was too young, and that's probably a good thing.

      All we need is LOVE!

      by arizonablue on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 07:53:34 PM PDT

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      •  Well, you have a point there... (4+ / 0-)

        I would have been a prime target for a draft, though my parents were adamant that I go to college.  I would have been nothing but cannon fodder.  I was a good enough student that I would have had no problem getting a deferment, I suppose.  Nonetheless, that was a worry I'm glad my parents never had.  Indeed, I was too young for the Vietnam draft, but I aged out of the draft registration instituted during the Reagan administration, so I really did luck out in that respect.

        -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

        by gizmo59 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 07:58:53 PM PDT

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    •  I was teaching in the 60s and 70s. Plenty of (5+ / 0-)

      encouragement for creativity was allowed.  It's so depressive to go into schools today and see the lock-step testing curriculum.  Without music, art, PE and the other enrichment currivulums, the children suffer from dispair today.  

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