Which Decade Do You Most Identify With?

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    Some people might consider themselves to be a child of the 60s, as I do. Although I lived through all but the first year of the 50s, I identify more with the 60s. I was too young to identify with the beatniks and didn't much care for Elvis Presley. Although I was aware of the Civil Rights Movement and some aspects of the Cold War, these didn't enter strongly into my mind at the age of nine. I do remember some concerns about being destroyed by an atomic bomb, but I was most conscious of the things around me, outside of my own family and my own hometown, in the 1960s, so if I had to choose a decade, I would say that I was a child of the 1960s.

    I still prefer the music of the 1960s to that which came before or after and, although I wasn't able to do so for most of my working life, I have always preferred to have my hair long. Although it is legal for me to so in Maine, I have not taken up smoking marijuana, but then I didn't much like that in the 1960s.

    Which decade do you identify with?
     
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  2. Jackie Stewart

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    I know this isn't what you asked for, but I was basically good with them all until the late 80s.
    I'm a big music lover, and loved it all till then.
    Then it went for a big dump! :)
     
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    60s for me too ... I still remember going to my first dance and doin' the Twist , I wore a 'daring' mini cha cha skirt ( just above knee length :eek:) ... glory days indeed ... had John Lennon posters stuck on bedroom wall and used to listen to the pirate station Radio Luxemburg while I was in the bath lol!.'
    We had no digital stuff and didn't even have a tv until 1958, it was a black and white rental and I used to watch Top of the Pops each Friday night , then Wagon Train /Bonanza etc ...
    I don't recall anything about politics apart from Kennedy ... we had Mods and Rocker gangs, and Hippies of course, I loved the hippie style.... still do!
     
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    well I was born in the 40s,but 60s music I relate to,,,,hey I was a rocker lol
     
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    I liked the 50s but the 60s is my decade and will always me, I'm still there in my heart and soul
     
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    The 1950s was the best decade ever. The 1940s were a good start but the 1950s had the best music.
     
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  7. Holly Saunders

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    The 70's was my decade. It was when I left school...started work for the first time... got married , had my daughter.. ..it all happened in that decade, and the 70's music is what i remember the most fondly from the dico's and dance halls I used to go to when I was a teen
     
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    60's for me. I married and had my kids in the 70's but I didn't listen to the radio as much as I did in my high school years...busy being a mom. Although I still consider and know all the songs from the 70's it's probably because I listened to them while driving.

    I was never a hippie or a pot smoker...I did have white go go boots and mini skirts. My friends and I weren't the free love crowd either....no LSD etc.
     
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    Dunno. Music wise, as a kid in New Orleans, I was a throwback to the speak-easy era through to the early 50's. I wore duck wings (greaser hair style) and used a ton of Brylcream because a little dab didn't do me.
    So, as an outside marker I would say the 50's. The cars were cool and jazz and do-wop was even cooler.

    That said, I did have a huge appreciation for the mini-skirt and plunging necklines of the middle 60's.
     
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    Yea the 50s (sigh) great feel good decade, was hard to choose, but I blossomed in the 60s :p:cool:
    @Bobby Cole
     
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    Later 60's and high school dances that I went to. All of the 70's and some of the 80's, due to the music and tapping away, or should I say "beating" at a Ludwig drum set. I remember the Cuban Crisis.......that scared the heck out of me. Was never a hippy or had long hair or anything like that.

    My wife does have a pair of white Go-Go boots that she wore with her Princess Leia dress costume (from the first movie, Star Wars - A New Hope.
     
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    Yeah, I remember those days when the girls suddenly started showing some progress and the boys (including myself) noticed it all too well. Nowadays, the majority of girls that the guys hang around do not seem to "blossom" as flowers but look more like weeds and guys are not any better.
     
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    Not the young guys and girls that I've seen in church. But, other places, I will totally agree.
     
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    I liked them all..60-90's. Things started getting weird after the 90's.
    But I did most of my sins and growing in the 70's. :D
     
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    Even the Bible tells us that we will "sin for a season" but I think my season went on a longer than it should have...........................
     
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    When we were at school in the late 60's..maybe 13 or 14 years old . We wore Navy blue school uniform, but of course we wanted to be fashionable too..so we would wear black patent knee high boots..( not permitted to wear white)... and we were warned that our skirts had to be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee... most of ignored that and our skirts were just long enough to cover our necessary...lol...
     
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    This is a particularly tough one. '50s, I almost blew myself up, in the 8th. grade. Finished high school in 1960, but it was a disastrous journey for a newly puberty-stricken young man with a burned face. Took to my car. Then other cars, started DeVry Technical Institute in 1961, finally got my AAS degree in Electronics Technology in May, '63. I had had to drop out a quarter due to a quack oral surgeon who wanted to open up my jawbone (at 19, my dad stopped the scheduled surgery, our family dentist pulled the offending tooth, and everything healed up fine (save for my lost respect for the medical profession).

    In May, '63, my baseball-playing friend two doors away revealed his aunt and her family from Germany were moving in with them until they could get settled. 3 kids they had, Diane 7, Rick 12, and Sue 16. I had hoped for, well, I don't know, but having had a year of German, I felt encouraged (bashful as hell) trying to talk with her. She turned out to be amazing! Tall, tiny waist, curvaceous, fit the image of any young man's wildest dreams! One day came the clincher. I was in our garage, under my car, and this pair of feet and ankles appeared. She then revealed she could bend at the waist so far that she peered under the car, standing up! At 16, she had a German Cosmetology License, totally reciprocal here and immediately got her Illinois License. We began dating.............the rest is history.

    So, for me, it would be the 1960s. Frank
     
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    I graduated from High School in 1969 so I'd have to say the mid sixties through the 70's were the decades I most enjoyed in almost every area of life. :)
     
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    80's but not past 85.
     
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    High school was a disaster for me. Good grades, true enough, "college prep" curriculum, my advisor said, stuck ywith Algebra I first year along with Biology, Electric Theory elective. Plane Geometry second year, and Physics. Algebra II and Chemistry third year. 4th. year, the worst. Not because of the Trigonometry and College Algebra, but rather having gotten "A's" in English since first year, a thorny, known old-maid English teacher my Senior year, chose me among the several others in class, almost from the first day, to fail English. Nothing I did for her was adequate; came in at 6AM, extra credit work, failed me anyway. My Mother consulted with the English Department Head, who told us it was her way, 5 or 6 chosen early would fail, no matter what. She was #1 in Seniority, nothing could be done. So while my Senior classmates graduated, I did not. My Dad was furious. He felt I was to blame. The thought of summer school was so distasteful, I chose to attend an extra semester the following Fall, had to take 4 courses, English being one of course. I got an "A", of course. They mailed my Diploma to our house in January. In February, I began at DeVry Technical Institute studying Electronics Technology. Frank
     
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    For me it was the Fifties and Little Richard and the Great Buddy Holly.
     
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    Ooh @Holly Saunders how progressive! we also had navy blue uniform... navy blue blazer, grey skirt, No boots tho' ...had to be closed toe, lace up shoe.... wore wellies in winter but carried our shoes for classroom, also had navy blue bloomers under our knee length skirts!
     
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    almost exactly the same...we had Navy skirt, Blazer, Pale blue shirt, blue striped tie... navy knicks which we had to do gym in ( not bloomers thank God) but ugh having to do gym in knickers and shirt...:mad:..... and yes we had to take proper shoes in for class and change in the cloakroom but we wore our fashion shoes or boots to and from school.. :D

    Did you have summer dresses?...we did..they were blue or green gingham check ...but only the geeks wore them lol
     
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    Haha, gym knickers? same thing I guess, never wore / was bought any other kind ! but others in my class were same so just thought it was normal, even wore them under a special dress bought for school party ... no frippery in my family!
     
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    OOooh lol..:eek:..at least at least I didn't have to wear them out of uniform
     
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