Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Coincidence of a Beat Nature?

During the time I am enjoying all of your wonderful comments and suggestions, my sister is on vacation in San Francisco with her daughter who happens to be reading "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac. My sister tells my niece that there is a Jack Kerouac street and they go and take a picture standing by the sign. They go to the "Beat Museum" and have a drink at the bar where Jack and his buddies hang out. I know they are in San Francisco but do not know any of their impromptu plans. Neither of them have seen my posting before they left. I got the book also on Friday to read.
This is another book I found that covers a greater expanse of time and talks about the history of an American obsession with being different and cool but of course in the group setting. Always evolving but ever so cool! I will read this next. Big white book with only this title on front.


I like this picture from the second book. The poster says: PROTEST AGAINST THE RISING TIDE OF CONFORMITY. (I love this!) It reminds me of something a very young co-worker said to me. I wanted to do a little different kind of something in the store and she said," You try to hard, relax into the group." I couldn't believe some one as smart as she would say this. The X Generation is a little more lay back. I was at that moment glad to be older. I belong to the free thinking age! The strive for more group. Maybe the young have so much given them they are content. Boy are changing times going to effect them! Well enough sociology lessons and off to work I go. Hope you all have a great week and thank you for the wonderful comments.


10 comments:

Mrs. M. said...

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan made the cutest couple ever. i secretly (or perhaps not so secretly since I'm saying it out loud) wish they would reunite and spend the rest of their days writing folk music together and fighting the powers that be aka "The Man"

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hello, so glad you joined my blog! Looks like yours will be an interesting one to view often! Thanks for stopping by! Luanne

gypsywoman said...

oh my goodness!!! unbelievable to see the best of the best from yesteryear - beautiful! yes, those were the days, my friend!

Caio Fernandes said...

you got my favorite book , when you read , have patience with the first chapter . it sucks , but the book gets better and better .
what cool picture of dylan .

In Bug's Drawers said...

I have been meaning to read that second book - looks so interesting.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Sandy~stopping by to share some bloggy love! Thanks for visiting me today:)I absolutely adore your "will perform for popcorn" picture. I can put the popcorn away!

CeCe said...

Don't you just drool when the coincidences of life like Patty and daughter being on the same path as you without even knowing it happens!?

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is very interesting. I'm fascinated with just about anything vintage from just about any era so I know I'll enjoy your blog too! -Jackie

Arcadia Living said...

Remember it is always cool to Question Authority - unless it is me telling my kids what they should be doing! Peace out - Patty

Anonymous said...

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