[Vision2020] Going Back One More Time

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sun Jul 26 15:17:14 PDT 2020

August 9, 1969 . . . Fort Ord, California . . . just completed basic training . . .

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

> On Jul 26, 2020, at 5:01 AM, Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:
> “Going Back One More Time“ (author unknown)
> Sixties was a time when spirit was free
> floating along, just clouds and me
> youth decided not to play the game 
> nothing in the world would ever be same
> Being forced into wars, had to cease
> greatest word ever appeared, peace
> advancements, took burden off women
> could see light in their eyes, when pill happen
> Chanting 'burn the bra,' wearing little mini skirts
> nobody couldn't say anything when a girl flirts
> wonderful to see woman have a choice
> little scary as they found their voice
> Kennedy’s killed, watched cities burn
> citizens forgotten, now wanting their turn
> then came signing of bill of human rights
> amazing space race, with moon flights
> Vietnam skirmish showed nightly on TV 
> Brinkley put up the totals of casualties
> look at death, as kids cried, in that dirty little war
> citizens rose up, said we ain’t taking it no more
> Beatles came with sound,  making girls scream
> words so different we lived in a submarine
> with  fuse lite, door opened for rock and roll
> dimping along to sound of Motown soul
> Old folks freaked with youth smoking pot
> didn’t bother me a bit, was smoking a lot
> if you wanted out, there were hippie communes
> lay around, being cool, listen to favorite tunes
> Saw Bewitched, Elly May, Ginger,  Mary Ann
> Jennie in bottle made me a nightly fan
> was no cable, used antennas to watch big three
> couldn’t talk long distance, carried a hefty fee
> Big brother, just a mean bully with a stick
> every election, was one of two white men to pick
> rich kids got choice, where to be employed
> unions disturbed wealth, middle class overjoyed
> Down on farm, gathered for Woodstock
> after that, all of world heard of rock
> sadness came with Charles Manson and his flock
> left even harden souls in state of shock
> In sports, was the greatest, Mohammed Ali
> hands moved so fast, hard to see 
> Super Bowl won by Namath and Jets
> even crazier, World Series won by New York Mets
> Sixties were special, never happen again
> free love, free spirit, free ideas, had to come to end
> time when 'peace' was the only message to send
> we could be totally different and be a best friend.
> ———————————————
> Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
> "Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
> http://www.TomandRodna.com/MoscowCares
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
> “A stranger is just a friend you haven't met.” - Roy E. Stolworthy
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