I thought I would travel back to 1969 and refresh my memory on things that happened that year. I found several internet sites that took me back to the last year of the groovy 60s. The Viet Nam War was still raging...no end in sight. The draft was reinstituted in 1969. Marvin was fortunate to get a student deferment which allowed him to go to Georgia Tech instead of Southeast Asia. Woodstock was big that year as young people gathered at a farm in New York to spend a weekend listening to music and doing other things which I will not mention here! It was the year of Chappaquiddick and the Manson Murders. Judy Garland died of a drug overdose at the age of 47. Apollo 11 landed on the moon that year...Neil Armstrong's quote, One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, went down in the books. Hurricane Camille caused widespread damage in Mississippi. New York Mets win the World Series while the New York Jets win the Superbowl. Best Picture was Midnight Cowboy. Rowan and Martin Laugh In was the top tv show with Gunsmoke and Bonanza following close behind. Sugar Sugar by the Archies was the top Bill Board hit.
As I think back over these events, it does not seem like it was that long ago. Time does march on and I am reminded that I need to treasure each day.