Stories from the Summer of Love |

Stories from the Summer of Love

Where were you in the Summer of Love?

The year: 1967. The place: Anywhere, but San Francisco was definitely the epicenter of activity. The event: The Summer of Love.

It was 40 years ago that long-haired hitchhikers wearing tie-dye T-shirts celebrated being free, unique and part of a rag-tag community that would change the world.

In 2007 we’re beyond middle age, in our 50s and 60s and answering more comfortably to “grandma” or “grandpa” than “hippie” or “Starshine Moonbeam.”

Were you there? Did it change your life? Did things turn out the way you thought they would?

Send us your reminiscences, photos, and clippings from that memorable time. E-mail them to or mail to Summer of Love, c/o The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, 95945.

Submissions will appear in The Union this summer.

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