What are your best or worst memories of the 1960s in the USA?

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  1. Austinstar profile image85
    Austinstarposted 23 months ago

    What are your best or worst memories of the 1960s in the USA?

    This is for a hub I am writing, thank you!

  2. Alternative Prime profile image66
    Alternative Primeposted 23 months ago

    These were PRECIOUS Childhood Memories from my 1960's:

    BEST ~ Watching the First MOON Landing on a Black & White Television from my School Class-Room ~

    BEST ~ Watching Donald John get IMPEACHED & Imprisoned ~ Oh, wait a minute, that's what happened when a was "TRANSPORTED into the FUTURE after entering my "TIME Machine" so I don't know if that counts 4 the 1960's or 2000's ~

    BEST ~ Watching the BEATLEs, the GREATEST Band in Human HISTORY, Debut on the Ed Sullivan Show ~

    WORST ~ Watching The Train Carrying Bobby Kennedy's BODY on Television ~ At the time, I didn't really understand the Magnitude of his ASSASSINATION & the Detrimental Effect on Society it would have, but as a CHILD i still recognized it was a Very SAD & Profound Moment in HISTORY ~

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      I remember the Beatles debut, and the moon landing for sure. And the hippies! Free love! But I was still too immature to remember how tragic the assisnations were. I think if we had one now, it would not be quite so horrible!

  3. lisavollrath profile image94
    lisavollrathposted 23 months ago

    Worst: watching the Vietnam War on television every night, on the evening news.

    Best: being able to play outside all day, until the sun went down, when all the parents on our block would walk down their driveways to the sidewalk, and call our names to come inside.

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      It was a time when kids could freely play outside. I remember when the latchkey trend started. The outside became a scary place.

  4. gregas profile image82
    gregasposted 23 months ago

    For me the best was; I graduated high school, enlisted in the Air Force, married, had 2 daughters and received my discharge.
    Worst; having to leave my family for a year and my wife having an accident injuring my oldest daughter while I was overseas. My step-father passing away while I was overseas.

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      All that in one decade? Glad you kept it together! How is your daughter now? OK, I hope.

    2. gregas profile image82
      gregasposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      She is 52 now and just got her credentials and is teaching. I have a hub about her teen problem. She does have a scar on her face that she had to deal with through school. She grew up very strong. Thank you for asking.

  5. wrenchBiscuit profile image79
    wrenchBiscuitposted 23 months ago


    Best memories:

    1. Living and working the family farm with my mother, father, and brother.
    2. Having sex as a teenager with white  farm girls whose parents were racist.
    3. Out of Body experiences
    4. UFO's

    Worst Memories

    1. The murder of Martin Luther King by the U.S. government.
    2. Being physically assaulted by a female white racist adult when I was 6 years old.
    3. Watching a man fall down dead of a heart attack in a bar after handing my brother a piece of candy. I was around 8 years old. His eyes began to flutter and as he began to fall backwards my father grabbed him and laid him on the floor. He soon stopped twitching and a pool of urine formed around the dead man, I had nightmares about it for a very long time afterward.

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting experiences! Have you written any hubs about these things? I will go and look, but I also remember the racial unrest of the 60s and 70s. Still hasn't stopped, has it? UFOs! Oh my!

    2. wrenchBiscuit profile image79
      wrenchBiscuitposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      I haven't written any about these. The Midwest was known for UFO sightings in that era, and usually in the Spring. On one occasion I witnessed one in the daylight at tree top level; silent and hovering. My father saw them but would never discuss it.

    3. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      This brought back a memory for me. My mother and sister saw a giant UFO right over our house in Houston. I so wanted to see it too. I would climb on the roof at night searching for UFOs. No, I never saw one. I did see ghost lights of Marfa, Tx though

  6. ptosis profile image66
    ptosisposted 23 months ago


    Seeing the Vietnam film of US Army, Time magazine naked screaming girl from napalm, the guy squinting his eyes about to be shot in head.

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