Maria Edmonds-Zediker: when I was 16

Started by Private User on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Private User
11/15/2011 at 4:36 PM

The year was 1965. I lived half the year in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA and half in Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA.

Politics - still grieving over death of John F. Kennedy; Civil rights riots across our country; rise of Martin Luther King; anti-war protests about Viet-Nam; draft-card burning; bra burning.

Music - the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits, Bob Dylan, The Temptations, Donovan, The Supremes, The Kinks, Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_in_music]

TV - Shindig, The Farmer's Daughter, Days of Our Lives (and it's still on TV!), Lost in Space, Wild Wild West [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_in_television]

Books -- Most of my reading was for school. I looked at the best seller list for that year and I don't think I read any of them when I was 16.

Movies - Dr. Zhivago, Sound of Music, What's New, Pussycat? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_in_television]

Special person(s) in my life - my dad, my mother's mother. I didn't have a boyfriend yet.

My heroes - John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, U Thant, Martin Luther King

My style - "Mod" - Mary Quant, Courrege, Carnaby Street. -- short A-line or baby-doll dresses, simple lines, lace collars, etc. I made a lot of my own clothes to have something that was stylish. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960s_in_fashion]

Perfume - everyday was "Wishing" by Avon, special occasion was White Shoulders, which my grandmother gave me.It's still around and it still reminds me of my grandmother.[http://thevintageperfumevault.blogspot.com/2010/06/white-shoulders-...]

Private User
11/16/2011 at 12:30 AM

Herman's Hermits: No milk today?
Ooohh I know it /them all: except: the farmers daughter and Wishing and White Shoulders of Avon!
Yeah sister!!!! :-)

11/16/2011 at 12:45 AM

So special to read, Thanks MEZ. I love the perfume memory, especially - tells us a lot about you. :-)

11/16/2011 at 5:21 AM

Nice MEZ :) We overlap. I remember "Mod" and White Shoulders and so on. I actually got a chance to shop at Carnaby Street during that era but of course had little money.

Private User
11/16/2011 at 6:58 AM

Maria, had we known Hatte when we were 16, knowing she did shop at Carnaby street (I could only dream of it) we had unfriend her! LOL

;-)

11/16/2011 at 7:19 AM

I was in London on my first trip out of the U.S. when I was 19 :)

Private User
11/16/2011 at 7:23 AM

:-) 19? allright no hard feelings! LOL

Private User
11/16/2011 at 11:44 AM

Oh, my grandmother wore White Shoulders! She let me dab a teensy tiny bit on for special occasions. A woman wearing that scent walked past me in a department store last year and I was instantly in my grandmother's bedroom, watching her get dressed for a party!

Private User
11/19/2011 at 7:43 PM

Thanks for all the lovely comments! Jennie, I understand now why the project. Thank you for bugging me until I did my page.

Hatte, you were the person I wanted to be at 16, 17, 18. I was a late bloomer and much more introverted than the person you all know now. I did have my semi-hippie phase, my rebel phase, etc., but not at the same age as most of my friends.

Private User
11/20/2011 at 9:34 AM

Maria I even bugged my daughter Brigitte (Homs) to add and of course she could not resist, I think she is the youngest participant of all and even she had problems thinking about her 16 th. But when you start its fun it brings back memories.
BTW I was at 16 also very introvert, well at least very shy....

11/20/2011 at 9:51 AM

MEZ, Virginia in 1965 was not California in 1966. I was the child of bohemians who had fled the Mid West for California and California was a very rebellious place in the years 1966 - 1971, during my formative years. And my parents, having been bohemians, did not mind my behavior so I was not even really rebellious :)

Private User
11/20/2011 at 10:13 AM

Hatte, you were n'r rebellious at all! Just doing what your parents told and showed you LOL.

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