I am an ALLY, are you?

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I AM AN ALLY
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I was just about to write about two Endangered Birds this morning,  when this came in my email.

The Birds can wait until tomorrow,  this is much more important to me and millions of others around the world.

First let me say, that I have felt this way since the 60’s, when I lived in L.A. , long before it was fashionable to do so.

It was the time of flower children, free love, inspirational speeches and thinking, yes some of it was quite radical as well, and also sadly, way too many really bad drugs.

It was more importantly, a time of a different kind of attitude toward others.

Did the Viet Nam War/Conflict have anything to do with this, probably.

We were all so very young and so very scared.

We had a common bond,  a mantra,  ” trust no one over 30.”

We were…

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Posted on 06/29/2014, in Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Yes! I am an Ally! 🙂

    and a flowerchild of the 60’s

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    • LionHeartress1

      LOL I tried so hard to find the “like” or “fave” button!

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      • Hey LionHeartress1 !!!!

        The “like” button is just beneath the article, but you need a gravatar account for it to register.

        It’s good seeing your fonts. Please don’t be a stranger.

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    • 🙂

      Here is a poster created in 2007 that celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Summer of Love:

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  2. And, the lyrics of many of the 60’s songs preached love and caring.

    Love is but a song we sing
    Fear’s the way we die
    You can make the mountains ring
    Or make the angels cry
    Though the bird is on the wing
    And you may not know why

    Come on, people now
    Smile on your brother
    Everybody get together
    Try to love one another right now

    Some may come and some may go
    He will surely pass
    When the one that left us here
    Returns for us at last
    We are but a moment’s sunlight
    Fading in the grass

    Come on, people now
    Smile on your brother
    Everybody get together
    Try to love one another right now

    If you hear the song I sing
    You will understand, listen
    You hold the key to love and fear
    All in your trembling hand
    Just one key unlocks them both
    It’s there at your command

    Come on, people now
    Smile on your brother
    Everybody get together
    Try to love one another right now

    I said come on, people now
    Smile on your brother
    Everybody get together
    Try to love one another right now
    Right now
    Right now

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  3. “Put a Little Love in Your Heart”
    by Jackie DeShannon, Jimmie Holiday & Randy

    Think of your fellow man
    lend him a helping hand
    put a little love in your heart.
    You see it’s getting late
    oh please don’t hesitate
    put a little love in your heart.

    And the world will be a better place
    and the world will be a better place
    for you and me
    you just wait and see

    Another day goes by
    and still the children cry
    put a little love in your heart.
    If you want the world to know
    we won’t let hatred grow
    put a little love in your heart.

    And the world will be a better place
    and the world will be a better place
    for you and me
    you just wait and see

    Take a good look around and
    if you’re lookin’ down
    put a little love in your heart
    I hope when you decide
    kindness will be your guide
    put a little love in your heart.

    And the world will be a better place
    and the world will be a better place
    for you and me
    you just wait and see
    put a little love in your heart each and every day
    put a little love in your heart there’s no other way
    put a lttle love in your heart, it’s up to you
    put a little love in your heart…

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  4. I love this meme and have shared it several times. YES I am an Ally!

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  5. I am an Ally!! The 60’s was a time that seems to repeat itself in so many ways! I LOVE seeing my Granddaughter wearing the headbands like we did,the peace signs jewelry,etc.,going to all the festivals up all around NY.She can sit & listen for hours about the 60’s.She is not too fond of the draft idea.I had so many friends who were & still are affected by Vietnam.Thank you for the Aquarius song,because I thought at the time it was made for me since I just happened to be an Aquarius! My kids to this day love my 60’s music.
    Boy did I ever get a culture shock back in 68…I moved from Texas to California for 3 years!
    This one meeting spot keeps reminding me of just what a full life I have had! It seems like back the everything was about PEACE & LOVE!!
    I don’t remember which one raised my Sweet Daddy’s(God Rest His Soul) blood pressure more….me ironing my hair on the ironing board or coming out of my room with empty cans for curlers!

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    • Oh, LOL, that is so funny, Marilyn! 😀

      You must have freaked your dad out when he saw you doing that worrying that you might burn yourself!

      I have been surprised that so many of my friends’ kids have enjoyed our 60’s music. They really do love it!

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  8. Can I be an Ally too if I reached Allyhood in the early 70’s? I remember after washing my hair at night, I would braid it very tight, and in the morning it would frizz out. I had a leather hat with beads around it, a leather vest with beads hanging down it, Levi big bottom bells, a leather belt, and moccasins. I also wore a Levi jacket and halter tops and sometimes a headband. Oh and my favorite pair of jeans had a big peace sign patch on my rear side.

    At that time we lived on a ranch where we boarded horses. I had an appaloosa. I remember during the week I would sneak a beer now and then, and on the weekend late at night I would take a couple of them, go behind the barn, drink them, smoke my Marlboro’s, and then get on my horse bareback, and ride out into the pasture under the moonlight. My mom laughs about it now, she thought I would run away to live on a hippy commune.

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  9. I think gz is now trying to digest the implications of what just rolled over him today:

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRddnqWWDbgPZUi0Mlmg04XFNmxQD9aX4xC7TAQNC7NkU2xNyfmVQ

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