There are bombs in the neighborhood...
And flowers in the house
As I was taking pictures yesterday, my thought went back to the 1960’s and 70’s.
Flower children… and bombs of Vietnam protest.
The paper and national news television has pictures of the
flower children ….. called because they wore flowers or carried flowers, as they march or gathered in protest of the bombing in Cambodia and other places near Vietnam. Some of them in a drugged haze, with the influence of marijuana.
We have come a long way since then.. looking back at it in
neither a good or bad of it all. Some will say it was the best of times.. Some who were there and now are corporate heads, don’t like to mention they were there. Some wear it like a badge of courage. And it did take courage….. even if some thought of it as a drop out generation.
Funny how those who were protesting.. and not trusting the “man” or anyone over 30, now are the ones who are working hard in those corporate that they hated.
I, personally, was busy raising kids.. doing housework, dealing with the death of a President and then later his brother, and later a divorce.
So I didn't have time for such protest, or being upset with the government. The government to me was paying my taxes.. and that is basely it. Wasn't even into voting.. couldn't vote for JFK, as I was a year too young. The age didn't drop to 18, until several years later.
Federal, local politics were not on my horizon,… diapers, bottles, wash cooking and house cleaning was.
Also flower power and etc. wasn't so much in our faces, unless you happen to live near by. There was no internet to bring it up in your face like the news is now. We had to wait a day or two to hear the news.. or what ever the ones on television thought was newsworthy.
How disappointed those who were in the late 60’s and 70’s protest mind frame, must be… to see how the country turn out to be, and they have been in charge. The baby boomers who are starting to retire.. guess they didn't do any better than the ones who they were protesting
By the way.. the bomb here, is a beetle catching bomb they have put around our neighborhood. I have seen about 4 of these… And the flower is a July surprise.. as usually these don’t bloom at this time of the year. They are usually on sale at Christmas time. But I put it outside in June.. and noticed last week, it was going to bloom, so it is sitting on the soil for our Hawaiian tree, in all its glory.