Sunday, January 29, 2012

Eclectic Tastes

In 1970 I went to a Joan Baez concert in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. This is Ron's 'home town' and I wouldn't be meeting him for another two years.


Funny thing though........guess who was at that same concert on a farmer's hillside pasture?  Ron!


He was there with a group from his summer job......in that group was my brother, Dennis! Small world, eh?!


So whenever I see or hear Joan Baez, that weekend on a hill outside Wolfville comes back to me, sort of.......

I just found a photo of that concert in 1970....






31 comments:

  1. I love these magical stories.

    Thanks for the song. A perfect selection for my mood this morning.

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    1. Mitchell, it is so soothing to reflect on the past at times.....especially on the 'good' things. When you think of it, our/your lives are pretty magical, wouldn't you agree?

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  2. Small world indeed ! just goes to show your paths were meant to cross at the right time - two years later. x

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    1. Yes, who knew what was in store for us!!! I certainly didn't!

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  3. Excuse me,
    but you lost me at "Wolfville"...
    Your woofy guy is from Wolfville?!?
    Too funny!!

    HUGZ

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    1. Your type of town, TB! But really my guy is such a lamb! lol

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  4. It's definitely a small world! I think we're meant to cross paths with the special people in our lives, but only when it's the right time, and we are slowly - but surely - brought together.

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    1. I agree, Martha. I knew that there was something 'lasting' with this guy when we met.

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  5. Jim- I am loving these stories - (we were all kind of hippies back then weren't we!!) Love that Ron was just across the hill - fate just had not intervened yet~~

    Hugs,
    Vicki

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    1. I WAS a hippie up until I met Ron! He kinda 'straightened' me out, so to speak!

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  6. Neat story, Jim, and beautiful music to bring back my own memories.

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    1. Lots of memories, Sharon. Glad you liked the music from the 'little rebel' herself!

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  7. What a beautiful voice and song! She was such a countercultural superstar.

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    1. She sure was Debra! And at the time it was such a thrill to see her and take a picture of her too with her baby in tow!!!

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  8. So you say, so you say...
    ;)~
    HUGZ

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    1. Excusez-moi, s'il vous plait! lol

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  9. Great story, the stage was being set for what was to come.
    I think I would have liked those times. I think however that the message of the hippy would have been better received if so many of the messengers were not high or perceived as so. There was such a strong christian movement that fought against the very same thing they were preaching simply because of drugs. Shame.

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    1. True Stew, but....that was part of the rebellion. It was a time that one of the main purposes was to show that 'things' can and will be differently...drugs and all. That generation changed the way things 'worked' from then on. A lot of the established religions felt very threatened indeed.

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  10. I love this song. :happy sigh:
    My 18 yr old son has "forever young" tattooed on his forearm.
    I thought that was pretty funny for a kid who could never wait to grow up.

    What a happy story. Your Love was meant to be!

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  11. Thanks Lael, I guess we were destined to follow each other around.
    Good for your son, then he will not get older! lol

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  12. Small world all right...I arrived at the festival with Dennis, your brother...huh!? I do remember Joan's blouse, for some reason.

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  13. You two were meant to be together.
    I used to listen to Joan Baez records over and over and over!

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    1. You know what Terry? We have come to believe that too! Can't imagine it any other way.
      I think I had a crush on Joan Baez back then! She was one of my heroes!

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  14. What a great story and post. Eric and I both remember clearly the day we met 12 years before we actually MET! Happenstance or circumstance....it all works itself out in the end! Loved the Joan Baez video as well.

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    1. Bobby, amazing how 'life' moves along. And yes, life does usually works out the kinks!

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    2. That would be 'work' without the 's'.

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