Saturday, January 10, 2004

Hippie Handbook

Writing my last entry, I wondered if I could find my copy of the above catalog.  And I did.  Do you all recoginze it?  It is not the original title, which is "The Whole Earth Catalog" and featured a photo of the Earth from the Moon.  1970, I think.  Remember we had just landed on the Moon in 1969.

It was before the internet, before 800 numbers.  It was mail order at its finest.  You could find just about anything that had to do with "getting back to the Earth".  Pot belly stoves, marijuana growing handbooks, greenhouses, clothes etc. etc. etc. And as an added bonus, there was a fictional story that was included on the borders of the pages.

Simpler times.


musenla said...

I've never seen that book before. Sounds interesting, though.

sonensmilinmon said...

I remember the book! I had forgotten all about Whole Earth!

sunflowerkat321 said...

Wow - I remember. It was fun to just page through because they did have EVERYTHING!
Have a fantastic trip!!!!