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Old 08-15-2019, 05:48 PM   #21
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Happened during my twenty years in the US Navy. I was either on a cruise, just back from a cruise or going somewhere for training and I didn't know about it. My wife wouldn't have let me go anyway. LOL
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:44 PM   #22
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Driving to school in Newark, NJ in a 59 Galaxie, followed soon after by a few years in the Air Force. No regrets, some really great times.
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I was six years old and remember Vietnam being on the tv on the evening news. My parents would get really quite while that section of the news would play. I remember the young vets coming home and people being really excited. No protesting where I lived, all respect to the vets. I remember Woodstock news being on tv and adults talking about how awful it was.. There were two men who wanted to have a mountain Woodstock here in our community, most locals lost their minds and the idea was squashed pretty quick. Being a kid I was excited by it and hoped it would happen. Fast forward a year or so, my dad says we're going to have a rock festival. He had just purchased a pretty large farm with a big creek bottom (27 acres) that could hold thousands of people. I was super excited until,,,,, we picked up rocks for weeks out of the fields. That was our rock festival.
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I was just out of the Navy and back at my "old" job at Pratt&Whitney. That fall when I started school I dated a girl who went with 4 or 5 others (2 became Nuns ). Will be married 47 years this November.
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:43 AM   #25
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I wasnít born until 15 years after but yes Iíve heard too that some conditions werenít as great as everyone thinks.

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Old 08-17-2019, 10:04 AM   #26
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:28 AM   #27
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I was cruising around on my tricycle at that time and have no recollection of Woodstock......except for this groovy model kit which I enjoyed building with my mother (my first Model A):

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I had one of those. As I recall, getting those opening doors and hood to work was a bear - think I finally just glued them shut. I also had a 29 woody model (can't recall which company made the kit) that didn't have opening doors. It went together a lot easier.
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:49 AM   #28
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I was in college in the midwest and didn't hear about Woodstock until sometime after it was all over. I did have 1-1/2 Model A at the time (the other half of the second one was owned by my Dad).

One of the reasons conditions were so bad at Woodstock is the promoters planned for an audience of 200,000 and twice that showed up - they just didn't have the resources to handle the crowd. Also there was quite a bit of rain that muddied the field, caused performance delays, etc.
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