Flowers Everywhere

I already did that Cowsills song.  Whoever said the best things in life are free, might have been a baker, as I love pasta, pastries, bread and pies and they all come from flour.  Some things you just can’t survive without, that is unless you develop celiacs disease and you have to avoid gluten.  How do they make food gluten free and what exactly is gluten anyway?  A rose by any other name would probably have enough fragrance to draw bees, or perhaps a Capulet or a Montague.

My Dad liked flowers and he planted pansies, peonies, petunias and wax begonias on both sides of our driveway.  Flower children, flower people and flower power, sadly I missed all of that.  I was a bit too young as I just graduated from 8th grade when the Summer of Love took place and also I lived on the wrong coast.  Several years later I did grow my hair long, I wore bellbottoms and I had some love beads.  I missed out on all of the free love, not that I would have ever paid for it, but all that love, peace and flowers does sound nice.  I was doing some research for a song yesterday and I came across this gem, which I think will be a nice way to end this post.

Written for 9/22/18 Linda G. Hill’s ‘Life in progress’ Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is “flower/flour”.

22 thoughts on “Flowers Everywhere

  1. We were in San Francisco during the Summer of Love. It was the year my Dad died and Mom was considering a move out there (with us, of course). It was a pretty amazing place, except I was only 11, so I couldn’t really do anything. We never got to Haight-Ashbury, so years later when Mary and I were visiting them we took a trip there. This particular morning there was a young couple having a rather loud argument verging on violence right under the Haight and Ashbury signs. I think the girl finally spit on the guy.

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    1. That is not very lady like, but I had a girl spit in my face one time. I always wanted to go to Haight-Ashbury and also see Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz. Thanks for sharing your story John.


  2. I’ve probably heard so before, but the “Human-be-in” occurred on my fourth birthday. So I was definitely too young for that and the famous occurrences, “summer of love” and Woodstock. I was more consciously influenced by something else going on at roughly the time.
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, in its original 15 minute form, was written in March 1968, and performed later that year at a school, and then recorded as a concept album in 1969. It was still being expanded and developed until the first full format recording in 1974. So, it was really written and tweaked over the course of 6 years.

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  3. Messed Up Things That Happened At Woodstock

    I found this interesting… particularly the short bit
    relating that Pete Townsend hit Abbie Hoffman
    (political activist) over the head with a guitar.

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