Danet ,,i agree with most of your post ,but this bit made me smile ..,
60s and 70s,flower power,and hippys and a good time by all aparently,LSD,and pot smoking where a hidden pleasure by many..-by anna
I have read the same things, anna. All I can say is that view of the 60's is absolutely nothing
like my memories of the 60's.
Then again, I was a kid back then and, like danet, I went to catholic schools and let me promise you, between home and school, there wasn't a lot of lax morality going on around us.
There wasn't anything lax happening on TV either.
I do remember one thing. There was this big fashion carnival with an English model who came out for the Melbourne Cup.
She caused an uproar, an absolute scandal and i can still recall it.
Know what she did?
She went to the races without a hat or stockings, and her dress reached to just above her knees!!
I think people were disappointed actually as they had been expecting some sensational outfit and all they got was a shift.LOL
I scandalised my parents when i started wearing mini skirts but that was the extent of my rebellion.
The 70's-well, we read about flower power and the fashions changed but again, times were different. people married much younger then, on the whole. And if you were married at 21 and saving for a house etc, that didn't give you much time to be bothered with d*ugs.
Depends where you were and who you mixed with i suppose, but I remember the 60's as fairly formal times for ordinary folks. You never heard of people going off to live together and if girls became pregnant they either married fast or went away.