:Vickie sent..take me back to the sixties

With a hot cup of java, I clicked on the link Vickie sent this morning. Could I remember those things? You bet! And plenty more.

I remember when Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali. For some reason, that really pissed my dad off. As photos of cars of the sixties were popping up in the video, I wondered where was Orville Falcoon. Oh! There he is..or at least an older, less classy cousin. Orville Falcoon wasn’t just a Ford Falcon, he was a 1964 Futura. His chrome trim shined against his white body. Inside Orville was red. He was a good car. Dad paid $200 for Orville..after all he was a used car. Orville took me to dog shows. He took me to Vet Tech school. He moved me to Colorado. I wish Orville Falcoon was still here.

I’ve become a bit of a music history buff, mainly because it’s been tossed at me, not that I’ve actively sought it. Can’t hardly get around it when blues is your favorite genre. The video presents the British Invasion before Surfing music, which is backwards. The British Invasion put the kabosh on surfing music.

The sixties, while nostalgic for those of us growing up in that era, was arguably the most turbulent decade…certainly of my time. There was a brief clip of protests, so brief I can’t remember if it was a war protest or a protest about (lack of) civil rights. From a list of ‘remembers’: Remember when everyone wanted to be an American, not a hyphenated-American? I found that ironic, since the civil rights movement was a sixties happening.

At any rate (and gas was a LOT CHEAPER!) enjoy:


2 Comments on “:Vickie sent..take me back to the sixties”

  1. Kathy says:

    Vickie and Debby…great nostalgia trip! Also try: Tom Brokaw’s Boom! Voices of the 60’s…
    Have dog shows and judging apsos changed from the 60’s to current time?

  2. lhasalhady says:

    I started showing dogs in 1968. I was 13 years old. Junior Showmanship was judged in the afternoon whenever the show committee could snag a professional handler with enough time to judge. The atmosphere was more casual, but that could have been through the eyes of a kid. My mom showed in obedience too. We would arrive first thing in the morning and stay all day. I spent my day ringside, studying the different breeds, watching judging.

    The format, the way a dog achieves its Championship has remained the same. Class structure within the breed judging has remained the same, with the exception of the addition of the 12 – 18 month class. In the past few years, AKC has allowed judging for Best Bred-By Exhibitor in Show and Best Puppy in Show. Prior to that, only Specialies had such competitions.

    What’s considered appropriate to wear in the ring for exhibition hasn’t changed much, other than current fashions..which are always changing! The acceptance of women wearing slacks in the conformation (it was always acceptable in the obedience ring) made the same, albeit slower, transition made within our culture.

    Remember when we were first allowed to wear slacks to school?! I was a senior in high school.

    Last year Vickie asked me about an outfit she was wearing, if it met my approval. It was a grand outfit, but I told her I would never wear capris or slacks in the ring. It may be that I’m an old fuddy-duddy. I just wouldn’t be able to do it. When I enter the ring I’m dressed for business.

    These days judging procedure is dictated by the AKC. Judges must follow a standard judging procedure…Julie can better comment on what’s required today and how important it is during reviews by the AKC representative of her judging. Judging procedure seems more cookie cutter these days.

    When I first started showing Lhasa Apsos, the only hair products used were diluted creme rinse…often liquid fabric softner. I remember when there were only several dog shampoo choices and most of us used the recipe printed in an old poodle book. Liquid Ivory, laundry bluing and glycerin. We still use this at the shop. It cleans like nothing else! Yes! Julie! I’m using Crisp Coat on the show dogs!

    We used to keep coated dogs – poodles, Lhasa Apsos and such – in oil. This is one reason the use of keeping dogs in puppy playpens became prevalent. A dog dipped in oil isn’t a good thing to have running around your house or kennel. The oil gets on the furniture and attracts dirt. The intent was to protect the ends. I can say that’s a tradition that is best off left in the sixties!

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