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flower children

Hippies of the 1960s, so named because they frequently wore or carried flowers as symbols of love and peace. Their antimaterialistic, antiwar philosophy was characterized as flower power, whose motto was “Make love, not war.” Overused for several decades, these terms now may be dying out.
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has presented a check for $100,000 to Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, an organization that finds adoptive and foster homes for children on Long Island and in New York City.
The Festival of the Flower Children took place at Woburn Abbey between August 26-28.
Flower children and be-ins are mere historical footnotes, right?
Maggie is the daughter of erstwhile flower children who are committed to causes but not to people.
"Flower children of the 1960s were reacting against capitalism, war and the control of the state-- sound familiar to anyone?" The high street has managed to interpret the look boldly and without fear; the majority of its wearers who are buying by the armful will be far too young to know its origins but can recognise the joy in wearing what can only be called an explosion of colour and pattern.
Bob Clark's 1970 film Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, for example, is something of a reactionary fantasy, with the undead attacking the most irritating band of flower children in movie history--possibly the exact moment America turned decisively against hippies.
ONCE THOUGHT OF AS A THROWBACK TO THE 60S AND FLOWER CHILDREN, SUPERMARKET GROCERY COOPERATIVES MAY BE POISED FOR A COMEBACK.
SHE was the girl with kaleidoscope eyes, her memory eternally held in the Summer of Love when The Beatles led the Flower Children through a rock and roll nursery rhyme under the tangerine trees and marmalade skies.
Taking place between June 10-12 in Seaclose Park, Newport, the sellout festival is renowned for the special place it holds in the hearts of hippies and '60s flower children.
I would be grateful if any of your readers could help my Dutch friends who were two of the original "Flower Children" who, from the end of the Second World War, laid flowers on the graves of all servicemen who were killed in the Battle For Arnhem, 1944, and are buried at Oosterbeek War Cemetery.
Jim Van Bebber's zero-budget sleazathon traces the gang's history from pot-smoking flower children to acid-dropping killer hippies.
This is more fact than speculation: Economists at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities and the Brookings Institution--as well as those free-spending flower children over at Goldman-Sachs--all project a deficit above $5 trillion over the next decade.
He intends Eden Express to be something of an apologia for the 1960s-"We were not the spaced-out, flaky, self-absorbed, wimpy, whiny flower children depicted in movies and TV shows.
Jansch was performing in the mac's outdoor arena and the audience, wrapped up against the chill summer evening, was largely made up of elderly hippies and fresh-faced flower children attracted by the 58-year-old Scotsman's endorsement by several of today's guitar heroes like Bernard Butler and Johnny Marr.
This was in the mid-1960's, when Nicholas von Hoffman of the Los Angeles Times wrote what became known as the "Haight-Ashbury" series, in which he portrayed for the first time the gathering of flower children in San Francisco.