This Old Hippie Wears Her Heart On Her Sleeve

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We had planned to travel to a local lake to spend the day with some friends at their cottage.  I got some new flip-flops. Orange ones to match my favorite Bacardi Breezers (you do that too right?).  I  planned to make Rice Krispie Treats, yes I love them too but I was thinking of them, really!  Wouldn’t you know it, after weeks and weeks of hot weather and an over heated house, today it had to rain.

I pouted momentarily, I was really looking forward to putting my toes in the sand, BBQ’ing and general lakeside mayhem.  Then I remembered a project I had on the back burner (truth? I have too many stewing at once).  I had bought an ‘Iron On’ at Michael’s a few days back.  One, it was hard to resist the price and two, I love that it was a Peace sign.

If you grew up in the 60’s, you might remember seeing them everywhere, every day on everything.  Remember John & Yoko in 1969 encouraging the world to ‘Give Peace A Chance’?  I love that song!

I ironed my new ‘tattoo inspired’ peace sign on to  a plain-white -T  I bought at Superstore for just 8 bucks.  I think John would approve. I wish we could have had him around longer.  Such an immense talent and I think, a fine human being.   Then again, this old hippie wears her heart on her sleeve.

Imagine what could have been?

“The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.”

– John Lennon
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  2. Boomdee, I’m so sorry to hear your day at the lake was a wash. You even had new shoes for the occasion. On the bright side, when the weather clears, you have a cute little tee to go with your saucy orange flip-flops. I love that you ironed the heart on your sleeve. Clever you.

    I love that Imagine I used to weep whenever I heard it. It’s a powerful song, musically and lyrically, made all the more poignant by his violent and senseless death.

    • I practically live in flip-flops. Superstore has 10 colors and they’re only $4.00. That’s why I can match them to my cocktails, HA. I remember going to Walmart as a teenager, they actually had a section with a huge binder full of ‘Iron Ons’ to pick from and they’d make it right in front of you on a giant press. I bought an Aqau T and put Tweety Bird on it while my girlfriend (the rocker) got one with Alice Cooper. Don’t see those T-shirt stops to much any more, too bad! I was only 19 when John Lennon was shot, I remember crying then too. I love the message and the simple piano in Imagine. If only, right?

      • I remember those T-shirt shops as well. I think the Internet is partly responsible. Places like Cafe Press and Zazzle allow you to personalize just about anything on to a T.

        As for Imagine…yes. If only…

  3. Glad you found a project to work on for that rainy day 🙂
    I too have many things going at once.
    I was born in 1961 so I remember my teenage sister had Beatles pictures all over her bedroom closet doors 🙂

    • Hey midcentury, 1961 rocked! We’re in good company (according to Google): Scott Bao, Wayne Gretzky, Lawrence Fishburne, Michael J Fox and James Gandolfina were also born ’61. Rainy days do help you cross things off your lists but that Breezer would have tasted better on a boat, HA! Good luck with your lists!

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