Emerson, Lake and Palmer is an English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released as a double album in March 1977 on Atlantic Records. Following their successful 1974 world tour, the group took a break from recording and touring. They relocated to Montreux, Switzerland and Paris, France to record a new album. Each member […]
I posted a few moths ago “What is a Hippie part one” This is going to be part two. Instead of another general post about what I think hippies are, this is going to be about what kind of hippie I am.
I’m second generation hippie. My parents and uncle Terry were the “original hippies” in my family. You would never know this by looking at them now. But fortunately my uncle loves to tell the stories and pull out the pics on occasion.
I’m not exactly a “fruits and nuts” variety hippie as one of my aunts like to call modern day hippies. I do love fruits and nuts and I am definitely all about saving the planet as best I can being married to a man who works in the energy services field.We have a cabin “in the woods” we are planning on retiring there eventually and it will be as close to “green” as we can get it and still not freeze in the winter. We WANT to be self sustaining eventually.
We hunt. Some people are highly offended by this. A lot of people who are also hippie type are vegan. We NEVER trophy hunt and we are very much against this type of hunting. We don’t hunt very much. Twice a year and some years we harvest nothing. If there isn’t a old or injured deer to harvest and help thin the heard, we don’t take anything. We ALWAYS eat what we take. We don’t buy meat from grocery stores because of the disgusting treatment of industrially raised animals. We are careful and thoughtful of where our food comes from. We only buy free range no antibiotic eggs from people we know. I know that some of you will still have a problem with me. All I can say is we are making efforts. It’s more than I can say for most of Americans.
We are grandparents.
We love them all.
I sew. I love to make pillows for my grandkids and anyone who will take one.
I love to create anything with anything I find lying around.
We ride motorcycles. We just started a couple years ago. We love it. We have made many really great friends while riding. It’s a great way to connect with nature and yourself. I think a lot about life and what’s important to me while I’m on that bike.
I wear many hats and I enjoy them all.
That’s me. Not your typical hippie but my own kind of hippie.
Who are you?
Every generation has and will have names for the generations in the decades before them.
I have names for what I see in the generations before me. I and others call some of 1960’s and 1970’s society as Beatniks, Hippies, Disco Queens to name a few.
Names we give to our predecessors come from what was seen or heard in media and from conversations or experiences with others. For example think of “flappers”. It gives you a visual of a certain time.
I was a teen and twenty something in the 1980’s. The other day I was wondering to myself; why do I call myself Hippie Lady online? My mother was more hippie lady than I.
I loved Stevie Nicks’ style. She was like a good witch, or fairy. Mystical. She mesmerized men and women alike with her style.
My point is, what do people call the 80’s as pertaining to my so called idea of Stevie Style? It was widespread. It was beautiful. It was the mother of what became 90’s gothic.
It was/is the quiet child of hippie style. I think it’s bohemian. This style is timeless and has reincarnated since women stood and draped cloth across their bodies in lovely flowing silhouettes. Classic.
As for the Madonna look of the 80’s? I think it is hippies wild child. I don’t think it will be anything other than subject for Halloween costumes of the future. Much like those poodle skirts of the past became.
Well, one could only hope that they don’t come back. If it does. We would have to give it a name. 🤔
Hippie Lady 💜☮
Psst… I wore that Madonna look and I think I rocked it. ☺️