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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER W

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Today’s letter to write something about is W

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Letter W is for…Woodstock

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Pretty much everyone has heard of Woodstock. It was advertised as ‘3 Days of Peace & Music’, to be held in the summer of 1969, August 15-18. The setting was a huge field, in Bethel, New York. There were 32 music acts that performed, and the audience grew to at least 400,000. There was an award winning documentary made of the event, with actual film of the acts, and the many people who took part. It was directed by Michael Wadleigh, and released in 1970.

A song was written about Woodstock, by Joni Mitchell, which she sang. Later, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young did the song, with a few changes. This is the one I’ve heard.

To read more about Woodstock, click below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock

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W is for…Water Buffalo Sandals

There are these leather sandals that were very popular back in the era of the 60s and 70s. They were made in India, I believe, and the soles were flat. There was an instep strap, a piece that went between the toes, and a toe ring. The way to get them set to your feet, was to get them wet, then wear them until they took on the shape of an individual’s foot sole. I had several of these, and loved them.

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http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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© 2016 BS

A TO Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER L

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We have the letter L to write something about. 🙂

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Mystery Box Chickens & Giraffe flying kites

But wait! What happened to the Mystery Box Chickens yesterday? I found them…they were off flying a kite! It was such a pretty day, they skipped out on their duties here. Tsk-tsk…looks like they had fun. 🙂

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So, back to the business at hand…the letter post.

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Letter L is for…Love Beads

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Small beads for stringing Love Beads

Love beads are hand-made necklaces. Back in the 60s especially, they were worn by the so called hippie population, as a symbol of peace, love, and good will. The necklaces are made by stringing, small, multi-colored beads onto thread, and the more you wore, the better, it seemed. I know I made my fair share of them. We’d wear them, trade them, and hang them on the rearview mirror in the car. They were fun and easy to make. I still make all kinds of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings today. I should make a few of the love beads again! 🙂

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Letter L is for…”Lay Down”

“Lay Down” is a song by Melanie, from her album “Candles in the Rain”. She wrote this song in 1970, after her performance at Woodstock in August of 1969.

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L is for…Lava Lamp

The Lava Lamp was invented in 1963, by British accountant, Edward Craven Walker. The lamps contain a mixture of water, mineral oil, and paraffin wax. When gently heated by the small watt bulb underneath, the wax melts and forms the colorful blobs. They come in many different colors, and shapes, and to me, they are very relaxing to watch. The invention of the lamps celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2013, and you can still buy them today! … Here’s a photo of my own Lava Lamp! 🙂 Did you, or do you have one to enjoy?

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© 2016 BS

 

 

NAHAIWRIMO – # 6 – ZEITGEIST

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For today’s National Haiku Writing Month # 6, the prompt word is – Zeitgeist, which means the defining spirit or mood for a particular historical period or location.

To find out more about this month long challenge, click below:

http://www.nahaiwrimo.com/

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Zeitgeist of Woodstock

Three days…Peace, Love, and Music

The Sixties Spirit

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