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Those who survived Woodstock…

Good evening, Netizens…

In this AP photo, Grandpa Woodstock shows a peace sign as he walks with his wife Queen Estar in Bethel, N.Y. The couple were attendees of the original 1969 music festival. A concert at Bethel Woods commemorated the 40th anniversary today, and from all reports, it was anticlimactic, even with Richie Havens performing for the news media. 

I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I saw this picture, as there have been hundreds of times I have asked myself whatever happened to those who actually attended the three day event at Yasgur’s farm. Grandpa Woodstock grew older and his wife grew what appears to be a beard if you look closely enough.

Nobody ever suggested we got more gracious, beautiful or articulate as we age. Sometimes we just become befuddled, and live our lives in the past.


Where were you during Woodstock?

Good morning, Netizens…

Do YOU remember Woodstock? Were you there? Or did you sit transfixed before a glowing TV set watching the news as Woodstock Nation, as it became to be called by the news media, unfolded?

Ah, the memories that unfold whenever I remember those days, when time itself seemed to concede the Woodstock Nation could single-handedly end the evils of all War forever.

While there are lot of things I remember about Woodstock, this is not about those ancient and celebrated memories. Rather, this is about your memories of that time, if you have them, and how those memories sit with you compared to the harsh realities we face today.

Please, take us down your memories of that time.


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