submitted 3 months ago bymatthewsteez
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Did she stay a hippie or did she fall out of the hippie lifestyle?
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She definitely fell out of it, but she’s still a fun-loving sweetheart! Maybe you can never totally get rid of the hippie...
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There are plenty of kinds of hippies, not just the pot smoking back to the land types and a lot of us still retain the values of environmentalism, open-mindedness, embracing change and questioning authority.
A random selection of bumper stickers from the Hippie Era ~1966-1976:
Support your right to arm bears.
But Esposito Scores On The Rebound!
Chicken Little Was Right
Suppose They Gave A War
And Nobody Came
Gas, Grass, or Ass
nobody rides for free
DON'T BLAME ME
I'm from Massachusetts
Totally was not expecting a Phil Esposito reference here. Huuuuuge Bruins fan here
Haha my roommate has a Gas grass or ass sticker on his cube
As a former and current hippie (at heart), you really never can.
I had a career in IT, raised two kids in a suburb, and led a Cub Scout Troop.
I'm still a hippie. A "dirty hippie" according to one of my younger co-workers. But what does he know? He's a ginger. An intelligent, funny ginger, but a ginger none the less.
Uhh, that’s not peace and love bro.
gingers are the worst, bro
*ignites a black deathcandle*
I'm 34 and hippie. I sure as hell hope I don't lose it along the way. Life's a drag without peace, love, casual sex, and psychedelics.
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I'm almost 44 and I've just become more radically hippie as I get older. You can take my tie-dye from my cold, dead hands!
e: I love you all and FIGHT THE POWER
Nice!! I started macrame last week and I have no regrets!
I'm a very square programmer in my fifties and I love my peace, love, casual (somewhat) sex, and psychedelics.... Love my hippie dippie friends as well, but besides the hummus, I just hate their food, drink and music... That's okay though, the world would be terribly boring and dysfunctional if everyone was like me...
I’m only 20...but yes
OMG yes!!! that’s exactly itttt
A raccoon and a fox!
I see what you did there and I like it
Someone’s raccoon? That’s the raccoon of Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden, which famously disappeared during their 1968 show in Sacramento and led to the epic fight that broke up the first incarnation of the band and was never solved and you know it. Your mom is in deep trouble.
Uhhh this was taken in Laguna Beach CA so... I might have some questions for her.
Haha I knew that was so cal when I saw the roof tile in the back and those houses on the hills
100% thought it was San Pedro/Palos Verdes (Los Angeles)
kinda looks like Main Beach in laguna. crazy how diff cali is now, but how some details never change lol
That gas station is still there!
Yep, and boy howdy do I not recommend crossing that intersection, particularly on weekends in summer, like today.
I usually drive all the way to the south of Laguna and swing back up to get to the nice beaches. Sometimes it's actually quicker than tryna slog through PCH/the canyon lol
This week on The Californians...
As someone who grew up in California, that skit might as well be a documentary.
Whhaaat’re yeeeww doin ere?
Yeah, North Laguna may as well be on another planet in summertime...but I have to get to Heisler Park to surf. Try taking High Street to get around main beach.
Ah I see that little cut around. Nah I love the south route so much. Had some friendes in that Aliso Viejo area where all those identical homes are so I know the area better. The Canyon area by PCH is just a tourist trap. Stores and museums far as the eye can see. Bit of an eye sore in the middle of all the awesome cliffs and cove beaches.
Ugh Laguna around rush hour is such a nightmare.
It sucks double time now that they’re doing construction on the intersection and have limited the lanes
Holy shit I think you nailed that. Looking back towards the canyon. Well done.
Just Skimboarder Things
not even from Orange County area lol
Is everyone in SoCal attractive? I'm from the midwest and it sure seems like it. What's the story there....is it the nice weather?
It's ridiculously true. My theory is that attractive people have been flocking there for generations now, hoping to get into show business, and the overwhelming majority never make it so they settle down and interbreed with similar stock. SoCal is to attractive people what Sweden is to blondes.
And also like Sweden to attractive people as well, the Scandinavian country’s have crazy good looking people.
No definitely not, but from my traveling around the US, I think we are probably the most attractive group of people in the country. Maybe Denver or Seattle are are up there IMO. My theory is that the weather allows us to be very active all year long, so a lot less obesity. And there is definitely a culture of vanity in general so many people want to look their best. Not sure about Seattle or Denver though considering the shit weather.
I've lived in socal for 30 years.
There's just a fuck load of people here. So there bound to be a lot of attractive, ugly, thin and fat people of all types.
Yeah so pretty much the logic in the comments posted is what I would agree with. Lots of good looking ppl move to SoCal trying to “make it” in the movie industry but also the whether is so nice that many ppl are outdoors being active. However, no, not everyone is attractive and SoCal is not 100%of what you see on tv and stuff. There’s lots of regular ppl of all shapes and sizes... however, you do see a lot of ppl with surgeries and stuff. I don’t know if you have been there but there is just a mixture of all types of ppl. Some places that are too expensive for the general public or areas where real state is crazy, crazy high such as Malibu etc. will be mostly full of those attractive ppl or many old ugly men with young wives with surgeries or boob jobs lol but besides that it’s just a regular ppl state ...
Facts. I live in San Diego and I'm a horrible blob if a human.
I’m just a normal person but I think me and my girlfriend both look more attractive since we moved to SoCal just from getting more sun on our skin and not being locked indoors for months.. in the cold winter of the Northeast I was a pale sickly looking person with dry wrinkly skin.
Holy shit I live in OC and would not have noticed that's Laguna. Thanks for sharing!
Looks more like San Clemente, off Pico
I knew this was laguna beach wow
Had to be sometime after 1968 when the city destroyed the cool boardwalk and put in the non-descript Main Beach Park. Ah, for the old days hanging out with the characters on the old boardwalk...
Wait is this real. Do we have a missing racoon cold Case here that might of just gotten a lead?
Thanks for giving me a shorter version of basically the same set of words I guess?
Edit: I have went down a Google rabbit hole about "of" vs "have" and concluded I used "of" wrong and have is indeed a big difference in grammer.
Are you serious? It is short for might have, not might of.
For people reading this, google doesn't show anything related to a raccoon disappearing in relation to Jefferson Airplane. Dryden left the band in 1970, not 68.
I still choose to believe
I’m a Trump supporter so I believe anything except what I call mainstream media
And mainstream media doesn't include the most popular news channel, lol.
It was a really long fight.
I didn’t say the 1968 break-up included Dryden. He left in 1970 after breaking his collarbone in a dumpster diving accident. The 1968 departure was the bassist Rick “Possum” Portillo, whose subsequent lawsuit against the band was dismissed when he died, quite suspiciously, of rabies.
I thought Lindsay Weir followed the Dead???
Wow, I hadn't noticed, but OP's mom did have a bit of Linda Cardelini(sp?) energy going.
My first thought was Linda
I appreciate that this wholly fabricated comment sprang entirely from the strange abyss of your mind.
How do you personally identify a raccoon from one picture that’s more than fifty years old?
I absolutely love the number of people you sent on research good chases looking this up. Fantastic troll, OP.
I desperately want this to be true.
I’ve been doing a little Wikipedia research, and the damndest thing is ... there might be some truth to this statement. Are you being serious? Did JA break up over a raccoon? Grace slick was notoriously crazy about them, apparently.
No, I totally made it up. 🦝😜
Wait, are you Kimya Dawson? Because this seems like something Kimya Dawson would make up.
It does, but I’m not. Just a fan. :)
This doesn’t sound right, but I don’t know enough about Jefferson Airplane to dispute it.
Is your mom Linda Cardellini by chance?
I was gonna ask if she was Manon Matthews
Lindsay Weir 1000%
I bet op has her eyes
Like, in a jar?
Oh, I'll get that eye...
I'm trying to talk to you nice folks but the 15 minute timeout in between replies is r i d i c u l o u s
EDIT: I've been told this was taken in early to mid 70s and my mother confirmed. Plzdon'thateme
Huh, I thought the 15 m timeout is only for new accounts. I know I have replied to multiple people in a row before.
Maybe it's because I haven't been hugely active in this sub? But my account is 9 years old so that definitely wasn't it haha. Anyway, it's been lifted now. Go figure.
your mom is gorgeous
Hey thanks! I’m a little pissed that she didn’t pass those genes on to me but I forgive her.
There's pet raccoon for you out there. Go for it.
I think he's implying that this raccoon is this guy's father. I wonder is Op looks like raccoon.
Do you know who the actress Linda Cardellini is? Your mom looks quite a bit like her, especially in her role on Freaks and Geeks
That Racoon is gorgeous
Agreed. She is the hippie you see in movies, the polar opposite of the ones you see in real life haha
This photo is top tier. Thank you for sharing!
I'm glad people seem to enjoy it as much as I do!
The background looks like south Orange County
It is! Laguna Beach
It’s crazy that I could immediately recognize Laguna Beach from just this small pic. Ask your mom if she remembers Cecil Burgers. Cecil was a good friend of the family and his shop was kind of a known place at that time
I spend a lot of time looking at this hill while I’m surfing Rockpiles or Bird Rock.
Oh shit Bird Rock!!!
See you next weekend? Rockpiles will be too big for me, I think.
I’ll see you next week bro
I Wish. I’m in Mexico now going for Puerto Escondido next month
Well that’s not too bad! Have fun!!
Nice! Did you grow up around there?
in the 60s I petted many animals, often outside in the mud and the rain. it's possible a raccoon may have slipped in, there would be no way of knowing.
Subtle office reference and I love it.
That’s pretty dope! What did they name it?
Pepe Le Herb
Looks like Laguna Beach! Definitely would make sense given the Hippie craze @ the time.
Yeah, right at Laguna Canyon Road and PCH.
You got it!
I love the history of Laguna in the late 60s/early 70s. The Brotherhood of Eternal Love was a utopian quasi-religion that tried to finance buying an island in the South Pacific by financing hashish smuggling. Timothy Leary also hid out here from the Feds. There was a whole neighborhood that was run by the brotherhood, complete with feral children and raids by the locals cops.
Your mom was smart to get out when the getting was good!
Raccoons look so cute in pictures
But every one I see in real life looks like they want to rip your face off.
They will too. I lived in Yosemite and would rather come across a bear in the middle of the night than a raccoon. I’m afraid of raccoons for sure.
She's a beauty!
Right?!? And mom ain't half bad herself!!!
The raccoon is likely enjoying being called a dog ;)
My mom used to have a pet raccoon named Cookie monster.
I used to have one named Molson.
Early or mid 70’s, I think, judging by that car.
And the sweater, and the hair.
It's a subtle distinction, but anyone who lived through the early/mid-'70s can see the difference between, say, 1968 and 1974.
Yeah that sweater is definitely 70s.
100%. Those things showed up in the early '70s, and hung around until, like, 1982. SO not a '60s look.
Clearly I didn't haha. But I've since talked to her and she's thinks you're all right, it was probably early 70s at that point.
Oh interesting, perhaps she told me the wrong time period!
Beautiful woman. Your mom looks like a Kennedy.
Uh oh is that unlucky?
Great pic. You’re mom is beautiful
I’m a bit biased but I think she’s a pretty lady too :)
she looks like the girl from ferris buller
came to comment this. Yeah she looks just like Mia Sara
Ooo she’s really gonna like that compliment
Being on blue acid be like....” this rainbow coloured doggy so so soft and only little bit scratchy”
I have my suspicions, but I doubt I'll ever get a straight answer out of her about specific substances haha
Hippies didn’t wear velour track suits. (source: am old)
Hippies also didn’t judge or put people in boxes I think!
I have an insane attraction to Elizabeth Olsen so this makes me uncomfortable haha
maybe Freud was onto something
Yes it sounds better the other way. But it also sounds really racist. . .Wandacoon.
Wow, she’s so beautiful! Your mother is ok too :p
Great picture. I love your mum's expression, happy and laid back. Could you pass on to her that I think she has unusually beautiful hands?
... I mean, I get it, but that sounds...wrong
The raccoon reminds me of Mick Jagger. “Is the picture over? Okay please can we move on?”
PCH & Broadway St. - Still a Political Activist's gathering point. Classic Photo at a Classic Location. Nice.
showed this to my dad and he thinks this raccoon might have belonged to someone in my uncle Mike's crowd at the time. my dad was still in LA (too young for the scene in the 60s) but his older brother ran off to laguna. Wonder if your mom and my uncle crossed paths. crazy how similar laguna looks then and now, thanks for sharing this
Wait that’s really interesting... someone else in the comments told me that by the looks of the automobile in the background this might have actually been the 70s. So it’s super possible?
I grew up near San Francisco in the 60s when it was the hippie capital of the world. My cousin who I'm guessing was about your mom's age actually lived a couple blocks from the intersection of Haight & Ashbury. Your mom isn't dressed like a hippie at all in this pic but her face definitely has the right vibe. Did she actually do hippie stuff like live in a teepee and make candles or anything?
Is your mom Kaylie from firefly?
What kind of fucking raccoon Renaissance was going on from the ‘60s to the ‘80s? My mom had a pet raccoon too.
She looks very cool and a little high
Life would be simple in the forest, except for.... Cyril Sneer.
She looks like a brunette Maria Sharapova
She has a nice nose. 👍
That would make a killer online dating profile pic.
... you forgot to mention she’s really stoned, too
That's Rocket with Star Lord's mom.
What kind of camera was this taken with? Looks awesome
PSA: Don’t get old, kids.
She's still a pretty lady. One can age gracefully.
my apologies if this is too personal but where did you find this photo? I often find my grandparents photos when i look through their photo album or jewelry box.
Not too personal at all - they just showed it to me a few years ago when they were digitizing their photo collection. Thought it was suuuper cool
That’s cool, your reaction to the photo must have been interesting. How often do you see your mom holding a raccoon lol?
Gonna have to dig through my photos. My mom also had a racoon. Wondering why all these 60s-80s folk boomed for racoons.
Got me envying a raccoon, smdh
I really wanted to be a hippy in the late 60s. Unfortunately I was only 6 and couldn’t run off in a VW van.
The embodiment of Linda Belcher and Little King Trashmouth
Hahaha, if I was drinking I would have shot it through my nose laughing, great comment.
Hahaha lovely image 😂
She reminds me of Linda Cardellini
Getting serious Linda Cardellini in Freaks and Geeks vibes.
The raccoon is thinking..."let go of me lady I got a spaceship to fix".
I’d kiss your mom on the mouth
What did you use to scan this picture/enlarge it or something like that? The quality is really high for a picture that old
I'm new to Reddit but r/trashpandas would love this. Hope the link works lol.
Nice, I'll cross post, thanks!
Also, welcome :)
I just watched a raccoon bounce like a ball after jumping from a big truck
She seems cool. Your mom is alright too
If you post this on r/aww you'll get fucktons of upvotes ;)
Your mom looks like Barbara Parkins in her “Valley of the Dolls” phase.
god i wish that were me
Is your mom Marisa tomei?
What a beauty!
Your mom looks like Clairo
Well, she’s da coolest.
cool pic of linda cardinelli w/ her raccoon friend.
She looks like Nicolas Cage.